Best Practices in Supporting Expectant/Biological Parents Considering Adoption

  • New York/New Jersey Time
     October 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Arizona Time
     October 16, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In the fall of 2022, the National Council for Adoption conducted an online survey for birth parents who had made an adoption plan in the US. During the same year, The National Opinion and Research Center at the University of Chicago in partnership with Spence-Chapin released their longitudinal study of birth mother clients who received services from Spence-Chapin between 2006 to 2020. Common themes emerged from those respective studies and were again echoed in some more recent interviews that Spence-Chapin conducted with previous birth mother clients. In this webinar, we will discuss these common themes and findings and share first-person birth parent interviews which will inform best practices in supporting birth parents in their pre- and post-adoption journeys.