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Event Description


Often people think of infant adoption as a strictly happy experience and forget that all adoption stories start from a place of grief and loss.  Picturing how this grief might manifest itself in a child or infant can be hard for adoptive parents to envision or prepare for.  During this session, Sabra Starnes  - adoptee, adoptive parent and adoption therapist will share with us her adoption story and will talk about the experience of navigating the trauma, grief and loss that comes with all types of adoption.  From both her personal and professional experience, Sabra will share with us examples of how this trauma can manifest in young children.  We will also discuss ways that families can be better prepared to support their children through the sometimes difficult emotional journey of processing their adoption.


Event Type: 
Professional In-Service Training
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Date and Location

Event Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
Time Zone: 
Barker's Bethesda Office

Event Contact

Kathleen Porter

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