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Adoption After Infertility: Lived Experience Panel

This page is a description for a live webinar scheduled July 30, 2024, at 1pm EDT. If you'd like to register for the live webinar, you can do so here:

Embarking on the journey of adoption after experiencing infertility can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Join us for an insightful webinar where we bring together a diverse panel of individuals who have gone through the deeply personal process of adopting after facing infertility. Through candid discussions and shared experiences, our panelists will offer valuable insights, practical advice, and emotional support for anyone considering or currently navigating the path of adoption.

Whether you are considering adoption, in the midst of the process, or already navigating parenthood after infertility, this webinar offers a supportive community and a wealth of knowledge to guide you on your journey.

Traci Newell, LBSW-S, Senior Director of Church-Based Programs, Lifeline Children’s Services
Julie Etter
Heather Ippolito
Jourdan Laws, Founder & CEO, Noire Adoption

Webinar length: 90 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:
• Describe the emotional and practical challenges associated with embarking on the journey of adoption following infertility.
• Give examples of strategies for coping with the emotional complexities involved in adoption post-infertility.
• Identify resources and support networks available to individuals considering or currently navigating adoption after infertility.

Course level: Beginning
Cost to register: FREE


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The live webinar will also include an interactive time where attendees can submit questions for response in real-time. To participate in this live webinar, attendees must have the Zoom application downloaded to their device.

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