Illusions of Simplicity - Preparing for Contact and Reunion
This presentation will celebrate the wonderful advancements DNA testing and access to records have brought to the search process while also recognizing that making contact with family after receiving information quickly can be daunting for all involved. It is important to recognize that these yearned for relationships will have complexities. Thus, long-term outcomes will be greatly affected by the preparation we allow ourselves. Patricia will discuss issues that present themselves regularly and some avenues to manage them.
About Patricia Martinez Dorner, MA, LPC
Patricia, a pioneer in open adoption and post-adoption services, has been a relentless proponent of adoption reform. Her adoption-focused practice includes education, support, and training to individuals and professionals. She is a frequent conference speaker and author of many adoption-related books. The adoptive mother of two adult daughters, she lives adoption personally and professionally.