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DAI: Women, Adoption and Family - Reclaiming Our Narrative.

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, New York

Join DAI on March 21st at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College for a special event in honor of Women’s History Month: “Women, Adoption and Family - Reclaiming Our Narrative.”

 

The adoption experience is a critical aspect of women’s history yet has been largely absent from the wider discourse on experiences that impact women. In large part, the lack of formal study into the narratives of women who relinquish their parental rights, the children that become adoptees, and the mothers who ultimately raise them has led this to be an experience that is often misunderstood. It is equally as important to join together as a community of women who, although our roles in the adoption experience may be diverse, many of us have been negatively impacted by policies, practices and procedures that do not always have the best interest of mothers as the focus. For this reason, we must work to build solidarity and engage in developing a strength-based, empowerment solution that ensure all women in the extended family of adoption are treated ethically and with the dignity and respect they deserve.

 

This presentation will include an overview of our recent comprehensive Options Counseling research which explores the experiences of first/birth mothers and the professionals who serve them. You will also hear from a panel of women who maintain both personal and professional connections to adoption share their insight about developing strengths-based, empowerment solutions that ensure all women in the extended family of adoption are treated ethically and with the dignity and respect they deserve.

 

Learn more about the panelists here: http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/women-adoption-and-family-reclaiming-our-narrative/

 

And don’t forget to register today for “Women, Adoption and Family: Reclaiming Our Narrative:

The event is free but space is limited and reservations are required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-adoption-and-family-reclaiming-our-narrative-tickets-32132796058

 

We hope you will join us for this very important conversation!

#WomensHistoryMonth #Women #Adoption #Family

 

Women, Adoption and Family: Reclaiming Our Narrative - The Donaldson Adoption Institute

Join us on March 21st for "Women, Adoption and Family: Reclaiming our Narrative," a free event at the

 

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

2180 3rd Ave

New York, New York

 

adoptioninstitute.org

    
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