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Adult Adoptee Panel Discussion: Adoptees Share Their Experiences – LIVE WEBINAR

April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Adoptee Panel Discussion: Adoptees Share Their Experiences

What does adoption look like through the lens of someone who was adopted?  How does someone who was adopted suggest talking to children about adoption?  This class is conducted with a panel of adults who were adopted as children.  The panelists discuss their lives, the history of their memories about adoption; when they were told, how they were told, and what they thought and felt about being adopted.  Usually, the panel consists of individuals who were adopted domestically (and from time to time we will have a panelist who was adopted overseas).  The moderator, Jeremy Hays, will pose specific questions and assist in bringing to the fore salient aspects of the panelist’s experience.  This session is most appropriate for potential adoptive parents and adoptive parents of infants and young children.

Our moderator, Jeremy Hays has volunteered with ACI for 5yrs. Mr. Hays identifies as biracial adult adoptee that grew up in a transracial household. He is also a member of the LBGTQ+ community. His personal experience and knowledge ranges from being an adopted child to reuniting with his biological family and becoming an adoptive father himself. His perspective challenges the conventional concept of family and speaks to the progressive mindset it now takes to embark on exploring the subjects within adoption as a construct and personal journey.




Free for ACI Families/Alumni

$30 for Non-ACI families

Payment for Non-ACI families can be made by calling ACI during business hours: 773.334.2300


April 9, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Adoption Center of Illinois
(773) 334-2300
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