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 by the moderator. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and reconsider already existing beliefs about what birth parents are thinking when they initially consider placing a child for adoption – and what they think and feel before, during and following placement. Relationships with adoptive parents, thoughts about and opportunities for communication between birth parents and adoptive families will be addressed.