Post Adoption Seminars

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We know adoptive families, birth families, and adopted adults continue to need support and education even after their adoption is finalized. New Life hosts a variety of post adoption seminars to provide ongoing support and help connect you with others who may be in similar stages.

Post Adoption Seminar: DNA Testing and Adoption 

DNA testing is becoming more and more common in post adoption. Many adopted adults and birth parents are finding each other through the use of DNA testing, whether on purpose or not. Hear from others who have experienced this process, what it was like to find birth family members, and what they would recommend to those considering this process. This virtual seminar is open to all parties of adoption. RSVP by January 15, 2021.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00pm-9:00pm
Post Adoption Seminar: Changes in Openness

Over time, there can be many changes to the open adoption relationship between and adoptive family and birth family. It can be difficult to navigate unexpected changes such one party moving out of state, requests for more or less contact than originally discussed, or other life changes including additions to either family through birth, adoption, or marriage. At this seminar you will hear from others who have navigated some of these changes, how they handled these discussions, and tips for keeping a healthy open adoption over the years despite the bumps that may arise along the way. RSVP by September 10, 2021.

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:00pm-9:00pm
Post Adoption Seminar: An Inside Look at Search and Reunion

At this seminar a panel of birth parents and adopted persons shared about their search and reunion experience. They shared about why they chose to search, what that process was like, and how their relationship developed from there.

To view a video of this past seminar contact our Post Adoption Social Worker at the information below.

Adoptive Triad Panel
This seminar features a panel of all members of the adoption relationship: the adopted person, adoptive parents, and birth parents. You will hear the birth parent(s) share about their journey in making an adoption plan, the adoptive parent’s story about what led them to pursue adoption, and the adopted person’s experience in this unique relationship.

To view a video of our last Adoptive Triad Panel contact our Post Adoption Social Worker at the information below.

Interested in attending a post adoption seminar?
Preregistration is required by contacting the Post Adoption Social Worker.