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Handouts and Follow-up Document


When young people in foster care tell us they don’t want to be adopted, what should be our next step? How do we make them feel heard, respect their views, and still do our utmost to help them achieve permanence in a timely way? This 90-minute webinar profiles effective child-focused adoption preparation activities in use in North Carolina today and teaches concrete strategies for what to say, and what to try when young people say “no” to adoption.  (Event Date: 11/09/2017)


Mary Mackins, NC Kids Team at the NC Division of Social Services

Bobbette Willis, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services

Diane Delafield and Brandon Nivens, from the Under One Sky Village Foundation.