Event Description


Join Barker’s webinar event on a very popular Post Adoption topic:

"How to Talk About Adoption in the Elementary School Years” on Tuesday, April 27, from 7- 8:30 pm.

Who should tell? What do you tell? How do you tell?

Get equipped with the right tools and tips to talk with your young child about adoption!

Register Now!

This webinar provides parents of elementary school-aged children with practical tools and guidance on how to talk about adoption in a way that supports a child's development of adoptive identity. 

Topics to be covered will include • Common parental concerns in discussing adoption with school-aged children • The typical development stages of school-aged children, and they may impact an adopted child’s thinking on his/her adoption • Empowering your child to view his/her adoption from a healthy perspective, and providing tools on how to respond to questions from others • When (and if) to explain circumstances of the adoption in ways your child can best understand • Addressing topics including race, open-adoption or connections with birth family, culture of birth country.

Who: Parents of adopted elementary school-age children
When: Tuesday, April 27
Where: Online via Zoom
Time: 7-8:30 PM ET
Fee: $35
Facilitator: Ellen Singer, LCSW-C, LICSW, Adoption- Competent Therapist

Not available April 27? Don’t worry. Register now, and we’ll send you the recorded version to watch at your convenience. 

Please Note: Reduced fee opportunities are available. Please email Cynthia Cubbage at ccubbage [at] barkerfoundation.org if you need more information. 
The Department of Family and Post-Adoption Services is pleased to present events and workshops for everyone within the adoption constellation, regardless of whether Barker was your placing agency. If you cannot attend this webinar but would like to be notified of future webinars on post-adoption topics, please let us know via email at postadopt [at] barkerfoundation.org.
Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Adoptive ParentProfessional

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Event Contact

Varda Makovsky

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