Hear practical and ethical advice about what to expect when pre-adopters have been matched with expectant parents in an adoption plan and are invited to the hospital when a child is being placed for adoption. We will focus on how to manage the complex time when first/birth parent(s) are making the legal and emotional decision about whether to move forward with placing that child for adoption and address questions about when to arrive, who makes medical choices, feeding choices, breast-feeding, naming, gifts, goodbyes, and contact after birth.
Target audience: Prospective adoptive parents and expectant parents.
Subject categories: Preparing to Adopt, Talking About Adoption, Adoptive Parenting
Lead Speaker: Beth Hall