Mental Health & Adoption: A Panel!
The holidays can be hard for a lot of people; this can especially be the case for those impacted by adoption.
Join us this Sunday at 3PM EST (NYC time) for a panel discussion about inherent mental health impacts of adoption and how to navigate this holiday season. This is a LIVA AMA (ask me anything) event, so please come with your questions!
Joining us will be three incredible adoption-competent therapists, who are also themselves impacted by adoption, Marcella Moslow, Amy Barker D'Alessandro and Jennifer Joy Phoenix.
We wanted this to reach as many people in the community as possible as possible, so here are all the ways in which you can tune in:
TikTok: @sajotheadopteehag's page (app-only, does not work on web)
Facebook: Conversations About Adoption ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/conve...) private group as well as the Adoption Savvy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/getadoptions...)
Twitter: @amandakmchugh (
/ amandakmchugh.. )
Amanda Kari McHugh, adoptee, journalist and founder of Voices of Adoption will be moderating the panel.
We will also have Sara Jo moderating the TikTok chat amd Jen Matthews moderating Facebook!
Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday.
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"*we are using the term birth mother in our graphics because it is what is used legally in adoptions and it is also what AP style says to use. We are aware and empathetic to the fact that this is a term that many mothers dislike. During the live event, we will make sure that our panelists are referred to by a term that is their preference, which will also hopefully help educate a general audience about other terms that are often preferred. It is not our personal perspective that birth mothers are birthing vessels and nothing more. We respect and appreciate all mothers in the adoption constellation."