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August 2019

Becoming a Transracial Adoptive Family

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067 United States
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Adopting a child of a different race presents unique complexities for a family. Transracial families will share their experiences and topics such as community, celebrating their heritage and racism will be discussed. The seminar will also help waiting families understand how the adoptee's identity changes as they age and how to address the…

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June 2019

Birth and Adoptive Families Panel

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Services, 510 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067 United States
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Listen to a panel made up of birth and adoptive families who are currently living in adoptions that range in levels of openness. Topics will include discussion of the emotions involved in placing a child and the grieving process that birth parents experience. Adoptive parents will share stories of their relationships with birth…

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