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Monthly Discussion: What Adopted Teens Want Their Parents to Know (Podcast)

  • Friday, June 05, 2015
  • 12:20 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Central District Kai-Fong Welfare Association, 1/F, 1 Gough Street, Central


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Join us for a stimulating podcast discussion on what adopted teens wish their parents could understand based on a radio program by Creating a Family. We will listen to the 50 minute podcast as a group, and discuss along the way. Podcast speaker is Bert Ballard, an adult adoptee and editor of Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be?, a collection of essays written by adopted teens and adults.

Topics will include: 

  • Are adopted children who aren’t talking about being adopted not thinking about adoption?
  • How do adoptive parents deal with subjects such as race or birth families with older children and teens?
  • What should parents do with children who refuse to discuss adoption?
  • How much should parents protect their children and when should they let them fail?
  • What is narrative burden, and how can teens and families navigate identity issues?
  • The role and experiences of fathers with adopted teens.
  • What should parents do when they do not know the answers to their children’s questions?

This event is open to all parents and caregivers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.


140HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or click here to join/renew your membership and attend this event for FREE).

Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.

Please arrive to check-in at 12:20. Meeting is from 12:30 to 2 pm.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverage.

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