Adoption Professionals → Cultural Competency

Incorporating Adoptee Voices into Policy and Practice

As adoption has evolved, there’s been little space for the Adoptee voice to inform practice and policy. Historical adoption paradigms have, at times, exerted oppressive tendencies on the Adoptee community that challenge its ability to find its voice and express its needs. Speaking on behalf of a post adoption department that employs three full-time Adoptee staff and works directly with hundreds of Adoptees each year, the speakers explore the evolution of “positive” adoption language and discuss tools that allow identification and evaluation of the Adoptee empowered practice.

Steve Kalb, LMSW – Post Adoption Services Director, Holt International Children’s Services
Joli Hanlon – Camp Director of Holt Adoptee Camp, Holt International Children’s Services
Katelyn Dixon, BS – Post Adoption Programs Lead, Holt International Children’s Services

Course length: 60 minutes

Certificate: This course offers an attendance certificate only.

Cost to register: $10
If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.

Recorded on September 21, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE - This course does NOT provide social work CE credits OR New York contact hours.
  • Incorporating Adoptee Voices into Policy and Practice - Video
  • Incorporating Adoptee Voices into Policy and Practice - Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever