Steve approached me at a conference I had spoken at for a few years.
He said, “You don’t know me but I saw you speak last year. This might seem silly but that talk was so meaningful to my wife and me. We had just decided to adopt and were so nervous and excited. You were such a comfort to us! And, now we’re adopting our daughter from Guatemala next month!”
I remember congratulating Steve, and thinking, “Now, this is what community is all about!”
Topics Include –
What Does Your Adopted Teen Need from You?
What Schools Need to Know about Adoption, Identity, and the Future
Clinical Considerations with Adopted Teens
“Where are you from?” The Clash Between Race and Culture for Transracial Adoptees
The Power of Words – What to Say to Your Adopted Teen and Why
Adoption, Mental Health and Suicidality – What Adults Need to Know
If you’d like me to speak at your agency, school or parent group, please get in touch!