GENETIC TESTING & ME
A 4-Part Series for the Chinese Adoption Community
- To share information and demystify genetic testing in its risks, benefits, and results.
- To share personal experiences with genetic testing in the Chinese adoption community.
- To explore different thoughts, expectations, and outcomes.
- This is NOT about searching specifically.
Saturday Afternoons, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time
- January 23 | Part 1: WHY You're Testing (or Not)
- January 30 | Part 2: HOW You're Testing
- February 13 | Part 3: WHERE You're Testing
- February 20 | Part 4: Fishbowl & Open Discussion
Registration is only available at FCCNY.ORG
Members must log in for discounted price.
Join or renew your membership today: fccny.org/join
We have out-of-region membership available, our membership is global.
There are 4 sessions in this series. They do not build upon each other, you are welcome to attend any individually, or all of them. There will not be recordings due to the personal nature of these discussions.
- MEMBER Chinese Adoptee | session: $5, series: $15
- MEMBER Adoptive Parent or Supporter | session: $10, series: $30
- NON MEMBER Adoptee | session: $10, series: $30
- NON MEMBER Adoptive Parent or Supporter | session: $15, series: $45
If you do want to invite others to join, please have them register independently. There will be a zoom waiting room and we will be checking names from registration.
You will receive a few reminder emails and a zoom link will be provided in one a day before the event. There will not be refunds. There will not be recordings.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com
Below are details for Part 4, please visit FCCNY.ORG to find info on the rest of the series.
Part 4: Fishbowl & Open Discussion
February 20, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time
This session is open to all and will focus on discussing what was presented as well as being a space for people to share their personal experiences, comments, or questions.
While there are no specific panelists for this discussion, we will have attendees participating with diverse perspectives including adoptees, social workers, and geneticists, who were not previous speakers.
The first part of this session will be breakout rooms, to create separate spaces for adoptees and for adoptive parent and supporters to share their thoughts among peers.
The second part of this session will be two fishbowl discussions, to create a shared space. In a fishbowl discussion, those inside the “fishbowl” actively participate in a discussion by asking questions and sharing their opinions, while those outside listen carefully to the ideas presented. We will have an adoptee fishbowl, then an adoptive parent and supporters fishbowl. This will be followed by open reflection, during which comments or questions about either of the fishbowls can be discussed.