Changing with the Times: working with Faith Based and LGBTQ Communities
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Changing with the Times: working with Faith Based and LGBTQ Communities

 Export to Your Calendar 4/11/2019
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: John Zabetakis
410-636-7036

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This webinar aims to share effective strategies for recruiting, retaining, and supporting adoptive families in the Faith Based and LGBTQ communities. These two cohorts in particular offer a wide potential pool of forever homes for children in foster care. We will discuss prejudices and perceptions surrounding these populations and how to approach a partnership with each from a positive, strengths-based perspective. Participants will hear about specific strategies adoption professionals can employ to reach more of these families including community liaisons, parent mentors, meet and greet events, social media features and more. We will additionally cover the importance of retaining and developing experienced adoptive families from these communities to serve as advocates for adoption from foster care and further the work of adoption agencies and professionals.

Presenters:

Diane Tomaz, Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
Ricardo Franco, Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange


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