Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel: Growing Up Adopted


The decision to adopt is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of identity development, confronting hard questions, deciding if and when to search for birth/first families and constantly developing new skills and aptitudes. This workshop will provide information, tools, and resources to create a sense of hope as parents explore their, future as an adoptive family. This workshop is appropriate for adoptive parents, waiting parents, and professionals.

This two hour Adult Adoptee Discussion Panel: Growing Up Adopted, offers a rare opportunity to listen as five adoptees have an open and honest conversation about our lived experiences as Adoptees. You will have a chance to hear our recommendations and insights first hand as we share our stories.

We Will Be Discussing:

  • The Impact of Being Adopted in our communities
  • How Birth/First Roots & Family Formation played a role in our identity
  • How we decided on when and how to search for our Birth/First families
  • The developmental stages of our identity, and how it has changed over time.


Next Panel Date/Time: TBA

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Hosted by Boys & Girls Aid (Adoption through Boys & Girls Aid not required)

Facilitated By:  Astrid Castro (BIO)

COST:   $30 Individual/$50 couple

Contact Astrid Castro with questions. 971.533.1231

Cancellation Policy – 14 days prior to the event: full refund, 13-7 days: transfer funds to another workshop, 6 days or less: no refund.