When county or tribal service agencies place children in foster care, the goal is to help their parent(s) and to safely reunify the family as soon as possible. When reunification is no longer an option, agencies will then work to find families, including relatives and kin, to permanently care for the children. This is known as relative adoption, or kinship adoption.
Many individuals may find themselves entering a relative/kinship adoption with little notice and little knowledge of what steps it requires. This webinar aims to help answer your questions. During this hour, we will address why relative and kinship adoptions are important and how families may find themselves in the position to consider adopting. We will also cover the required steps of the process and supports that will be useful along the way. Finally, we will recount challenges we’ve witnessed others experience and provide helpful hints that may make your family’s experience smoother.
This webinar will be presented by Heidi Wiste, Director of Domestic Adoption, and Janet Salo, Kinship Family Support Specialist. It will be useful for relative and kinship adoptive families and professionals. CEUs and Certificates of Attendance will be provided to attendees. This webinar will be recorded and the recording link will be sent out to those who register but cannot attend live.Register Now