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The Confrontation of the Summer (June 13th, 12-1 pm): Land of Gazillion Adoptees Vs. Lutheran Social Service/Children’s Home Society & Family Services

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You read the title correctly.  LGA is taking on Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS)/Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)…in person.  On June 13th (12:00-1:00 pm CST), Kevin Vollmers will travel to the offices of LSS/CHSFS and interview four members of the adoption agency’s leadership. Kevin, in his usual style, will ask some/all of the following questions suggested by members of LGA Nation:

  • Do you feel as though you are helping a problem or creating one?
  • Is there any actual independent vetting of the information given by pre-adoptive parents in their home study interviews?
  • Why are international adoptees getting deported?
  • What is the motivation behind birth/first parent meetings with adoptive parents at the time of placement in Ethiopia, and what follow up counseling and information is made available to the birth/first family?
  • Do you have real, concrete support for adoptees around issues of racism and othering? Are there support groups led by people of color and mentors?
  • What support/training is required for the adoptive parents post placement?

Sounds fun, yes?  Tune in then friends!

2 Comments on The Confrontation of the Summer (June 13th, 12-1 pm): Land of Gazillion Adoptees Vs. Lutheran Social Service/Children’s Home Society & Family Services

  1. Looking forward to hearing the answers. Are you doing video/audio?

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