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Bridging the Post-Adoption Gap in WNC
November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join the Adoption Community of Families in Bridging Connections, Sharing Resources, and Creating Solutions for Post-Adoption Support in WNC
Placing a child or youth into a new family is the start of a process, not the culmination of one – especially if that young person has experienced early-life maltreatment or trauma. Getting help to enable the child/youth and family to be successful is a positive, empowering and often necessary thing to do, but many adoptive parents don’t know where to begin looking for appropriate connections, resources or support.
About this conference
“Bridging the Post-Adoption Gap” is designed to provide a starting point, and much more. It will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from and ask questions to one of the nation’s leading experts on adoption and foster care; to find out what’s available and what’s working; and, equally important, to connect with other people just like themselves so they can exchange information, share resources and begin creating their own solutions.
This informal, interactive event is for adoptive, kinship and guardianship families of all kinds, regardless of whether the children were placed with them domestically as infants, via international routes, from the foster care system, or were placed informally.
All families are welcome, but are specifically invited from the Western North Carolina region including areas in and around Asheville, Waynesville, Burnsville, Cherokee, etc. Service providers and other professionals are also welcome as space permits.