Preservation Versus Severance: Promoting Human Rights In Adoption Policy
At the conference mothers discussed their experiences of having children placed for adoption and how they are using their experiences to educate others. Adopted people talked about their experiences of adoption and what they feel services should focus upon. Adopters gave their experiences of positive open adoption and co-parenting in the best interests of adopted children. Parent and family allies discussed ways that working together across divides and creating safe spaces for dialogue can bring about positive cultural and systemic change. And this was where PFAN, the Parent, Family and Allies Network, was born.
See Beci Ward’s fabulous Live Illustrations of the conference