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Activism in Adoption Series hosted by On Your Feet Foundation – Sponsored by ACI

January 1 - July 19

Adoption Center of Illinois (ACI) is proud to sponsor On Your Feet Foundation Activism in Adoption Series.  PRESENTED VIA ZOOM Throughout 2021, On Your Feet Foundation will be hosting a monthly speaker series for all sides of the triad that continues to expand ​on key topics explored in our first 4 session in October 2020: Race, Resilience and Relationships in adoption. ​The series is being presented in 4 chapters with each chapter covering the three topics with renowned speakers.

Our first chapter launches with Hope Baker, Isaac Etter and Billy Kaplan. Chapter 2 follows with a screening of Found in Korea, and discussion with writer and producer, Nam Holtz, an adaptation of our critical training program on supporting expectant mothers considering adoption during their hospital stay, while, in June, we will focus on birth fathers. Sessions are 90 minutes long and most feature a panel represented by members of the adoption triad where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Families hoping to adopt are encouraged to attend this unique series and will receive one hour and thirty minutes of Adoption Education Hours per session attended. Attendees who request Adoption Education Credits will receive certificates to show attendance and a session outline can be provided to agencies.





January 17th: Hope Baker  /  February 21st: Isaac Etter  /  March 21st: Billy Kaplan, LCSW  /  April 18th: Nam Holtz, writer – producer of Found in Korea  /  May 17th: Hope Baker & Nam Holtz on improving birth parent – adoptee experiences at birth  /  June 14th: Birth fathers  /  July 19th: TBA  /  All start @  2PM CST


The comfort of your home!

A link to access the Zoom will be sent to you following your registration.


Please contact Molly Berger at mberger@adoptillinois.org with questions.


January 1
July 19
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On Your Feet Foundation