What does self-care look like for you, as an adoptive parent?
FAQ’s for Online Adoption Groups
How did you decide to run these groups for adoptive parents?
I’ve had the privilege of seeing adoptees through the life cycle for over 20 years. Much of what adoptees say in sessions hasn’t ever been spoken before, let alone to their adoptive parents. I don’t want to be the holder of general insight and guidance that adoptive parents wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.
How are groups more helpful than other resources for adoptive parents?
You do so much for your child! But, these groups are as much for you as they are for them! Often, they have more resources and help than you do! You deserve to the opportunity to get the guidance, support and insight that you need.
Which group is appropriate for me?
The Facebook Group is great for ALL adoptive parents! It’s the first Tuesday of the month and even if you can’t join live and chat in you can watch it later! It runs from September, 2021 through June, 2022!
When you register I’ll send you a link to request to be invited to the group page. To participate in the meetings, all you have to do is go to the group page. You’ll be able to access replays, or watch throughout the year!
The ATM Group is for adoptive parents whose teens/young adults have ongoing mental health issues. It was inspired by a parent who told me that it’s hard to be the one whose child has the worst problems. In this group, we’ll be able to take the time we need to learn, support and get to know each other. It’s twice a month on Tuesdays from 12 Noon – 1:15 pm EST on Zoom. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 12th. It will usually be the second and third week of the month…
How many families are in each group?
The Facebook Group is typically 5-15 families. The ATM Group tends to be 3-6 families.
How long do the groups run?
Both Groups will run through the first half of June, 2022!
What are the fees?
The Facebook Group is $525.
Learn more and register for the Online Informational Group For Adoptive Parents HERE.
The ATM Group is $1500 (less than $200 a month.) Access to the Facebook Group is included! Payment plans are available!
To learn more and register for the Online Informational Group For Adoptive Parents, can be found HERE.
The Adoption, Teenhood & Mental Health Group is for adoptive parents whose teens or young adults are struggling with significant mental health issues. It will meet via Zoom two Tuesdays a month at 10:30 am EST. Learn more/register below!
What Does Your Adopted Teen Need from You?
What Schools Need to Know about Adoption, Identity, and the Future
Clinical Considerations with Adopted Teens
“Where are you from?” The Clash Between Race and Culture for Transracial Adoptees
The Power of Words – What to Say to Your Adopted Teen and Why
Adoption, Mental Health and Suicidality – What Adults Need to Know
If you’d like me to speak at your agency, school or parent group, please get in touch!
Psychodynamic Couples and Family Institute of NE – Discussant for Case Presentation, January 10th, 2021
KAAN – Continuing Conversation (Online) – Holidays, December, 2020
Illinois State University – Asian American Coalition – Adoption, November 10th, 2020.
KAAN – Continuing Conversation (Online) – Adoptees As Parents, October 2020.
NASW-School Conference – Adoption/Race, September, 2019.
Korean-American Adoptee Network Conference, MN, 2019
Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, Spring of 2019
Camp Sejong, NJ
Connecticut Council on Adoption, CT, June 8th, 2018
National Association of Social Workers Symposium, MA, April 13th, 2018.
Asian Focus on Local NBC, Channel 7, taping on April 12th, 2018.
In addition, Katie has been interviewed on these podcasts – Creating a Family, The Rambler, AdopteesOn and Renegade Rules.
You can find Katie’s written work in Adoptive Families magazine, Creating a Family blog, Holt blog, and Adoption Today.
Katie has spoken at Korean Heritage Camp, Vietnamese Culture Camp and Kazakhstan Camp.