2016 National Adoption Month Webinar
We Never Outgrow the Need for Family–Just Ask Us: Talking With Older Youth About Adoption

As part of this year's National Adoption Month initiative, the Children's Bureau, in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids, hosted a webinar in line with this year's theme, "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family—Just Ask Us," about how to begin and continue conversations with older youth about adoption. This webinar featured a panel discussion with two young adults formerly in foster care, an adoptive parent, and an adoption professional, about how to have more effective and meaningful conversations with teenagers about permanency. 

June Dorn, National Adoption Specialist, Children’s Bureau
Kelly Canter, Adoption Program Manager, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Thomas McRae, Jr., student at University Of Maryland School Of Social Work
Ashley Garcia, student at Central Piedmont Community College
Stacey Hudson Padova, co-owner Hudson Studio
Anni Keane, Director of You Gotta Believe's Nobody Ages Out Youth Movement 

Presenter Biographies (PDF - 145 KB)

Webinar Recording:

Descriptive Audio Version

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