2019 National Adoption Month Webinar
Youth Voices: Why Family Matters
The theme for the National Adoption Month 2019 initiative is “Youth Voices: Why Family Matters.” In this webinar, presenters discussed the following:
- The importance of permanency for older youth
- Lessons learned from Children’s Bureau grantees about engaging youth about planning for adoption
- Resources that can support your efforts to achieve permanency for older youth, including the National Adoption Month website
The webinar includes perspectives from youth and young adults about why family matters to them and the importance of being involved in their permanency planning.
The webinar was developed through a collaboration between Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids on behalf of the Children’s Bureau.
- Youth Voices: Why Family Matters [Video] (October 10, 2019)
June Dorn, national adoption specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau
Alicia Groh, consultant, AdoptUSKids, Capacity-Building and Engagement Team
Erin Bader, adoption program manager, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Dawn Wilson, director, National Training Initiative
Joshua Christian, former youth in foster care, AdoptUSKids Speakers’ Bureau
Aria Williams, former youth in foster care, AdoptUSKids Speakers’ Bureau