Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Recent research in neuroscience has confirmed what many clinicians have long known: Early relationships between caregivers and infants/young children matter and have lifelong implications for children. In order to help each child reach their potential, supportive and caring relationships are essential. This lecture will address the process of
Saturday, June 16, 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
Fee: FREE The International Adoption Information meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Barker Adoption Foundation and Adoption Center of Illinois (ACI) are hosting a joint International Adoption Information Meeting. If you are exploring international adoption we invite you to join Tina Ji, Barker’s Director of International Adoption
Fee: FREE The class will meet on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00pm Understanding Grief and Loss Adoption is said to begin with loss and frequently some degree of associated grief. The literature suggests that the experience of adoption brings with it amplified and recurring expression of grief and loss throughout people’s lives. What is grief and loss? How is it