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Adoption Matters - Making Openness Work

Openness in Adoption with Pat Convery, Executive Director of the Adoption Council of Ontario

Goal: To give an overview of Openness in Adoption from the perspective of benefits and challenges for all members of the family – birth family member, adopted child and adoptive parents. Additionally, to provide some tools and strategies for professionals and families to consider in making initial openness plans and navigating through challenges.


  • Discuss the importance of being well-informed about openness in adoption, pre and/or post-placement
  • Review the benefits and challenges of maintaining birth family connections after adoption
  • Provide an understanding of basic principles and elements to consider in making decisions about the level of openness that will be appropriate for a family
  • Give concrete tips and strategies to help in making openness plans before placement and navigating challenges that arise along the way

Date: August 19th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM

Cost: $25/line
Registration: Pre-register online by clicking here.

Technical Requirements: 

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Categories: Education Events, Featured, Online Events


Starts: 2019-08-19 19:00:00
Ends: 2019-08-19 20:30:00