Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm A Birth Parent Panel – Adoption from Birth Parent’s Perspective This is a moderated panel discussion. The panel is comprised of birth parents that have placed children for adoption. Panelists will discuss their personal experience with adoption and address topics that they consider important and that are raised
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm Communicating with Your Child about Adoption Kay Holler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will explore the stages of a child’s development, and what he/she is thinking about in terms of adoption at each stage. She will also discuss how to talk about adoption with your child and the importance
Fee: FREE The class will meet on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Dr. Gwendolyn Messer will describe the potential effects of pre-natal exposure to alcohol and other drugs on a fetus, the process of a medical examination for exposed children and interpreting the results of an examination. Dr. Messer is a pediatrician at Children’s Research Triangle. Since 1998, Children’s Research
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Domestic Adoption and Illinois Law Attorney Genie Miller Gillespie will discuss the steps that prospective adoptive parents should take to achieve a safe and legal adoption. Discussion will focus on the legal issues in adoption, which include proper preparation, termination of parental rights, limiting legal risk, applicable Illinois