Special Considerations for Adopted Adolescents

This 60 minute session was recorded as part of the National Adoption Conference on September 22, 2021. You may register to take this session as a stand-alone course for $10.  Once registered, you'll be redirected back to this page and you can click on the webinar title below to get started.

Adopted youth have unique experiences as they transition into adulthood. Adolescence may be the first time that an adopted child questions their identity, as they begin to separate from their parents. This workshop will help agency personnel understand the special challenges of adopted teens as they transition into adulthood, particularly with sense of self, attachment and sexuality. We also discuss issues related to search, such as direct-to-consumer testing (e.g. Ancestry.com, 23 and me), integrating information about one’s family medical history and timing of discussions of critical pieces of an adopted child’s early history. 

At this time, CEs are not available for this course. However, you will receive a training certificate upon completion of the course.

Elaine Schulte
Medical Director, Adoption Program
Children's Hospital at Montefiore - Einstein College of Medicine
Prerecorded Conference Session
Special Considerations for Adopted Adolescents
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