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Activism in Adoption Series 2024 – hosted by On Your Feet Foundation

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Activism in Adoption Series 2024 – On Your Feet Foundation will present via zoom Gretchen Sisson, PhD, a sociologist who studies abortion and adoption in the United States and author of the upcoming book, RELINQUISHED: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood, being released in February 2024.

Attendees who request adoption education credit will receive certificates to show attendance and a session outline can be provided to agencies.  Free for ACI Families/Alumni – For more information on how to sign up and attend email pbrown@adoptillinois.org

Dr, Sisson is a researcher at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, part of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Her studies on adoption include hundreds of in-depth interviews with women who have relinquished infants for domestic adoption over the past sixty years, with a particular focus on women who have relinquished since Roe v. Wade. Her research examining adoption decision-making after abortion denial (as part of The Turnaway Study) was cited in the Supreme Court’s dissent in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health from Justices Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor. In response to the oral arguments and decision in Dobbs, she authored pieces in the Washington Post, The Nation, and the Washington Post (again). Gretchen’s research has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Consider This, as well as in New York Magazine, VOX, and other outlets.


March 27
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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On Your Feet Foundation
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