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3. Can't make the webinar? Check back for links to listen to recordings.

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Please note: Most of the webinar recordings are currently only available as Windows Media files. If you have a Mac, the free Flip4Mac player will enable you to play this file format. If you are having trouble on a PC, you may need to install the GoToMeeting video codec. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are looking into other recording formats.


UPCOMING WEBINARS
New webcasts coming soon - stay tuned!

PAST WEBINARS - RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
transracial adoption expert Beth Hall Webinar Title: Expert Q&A Webinar - Inside Transracial Adoption
Expert: Beth Hall
Held: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Where: Listen to the recording

Learn about the intersection of adoption and race and how it affects children who grow up with adoptive parents of another race. How will you help your child embrace and feel confident in his racial identity? Talk about race and racism? Find role models who will be able to provide first-person perspectives on race and culture? Join Beth Hall, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, to ask your questions.

adoption attorney Janna J. Annest Webinar Title: Expert Q&A Webinar - Getting Started in Independent Adoption
Expert: Janna J. Annest, J.D.
Held: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Where: Listen to the recording

What are the first steps toward adopting a newborn in the U.S. and is this the right route for me? From hiring your team and putting together your profile to matching with an expectant mother and discussing ongoing contact, join adoption attorney Janna J. Annest for a chance to ask your first questions.

Webcast Title: Expert Q&A Webcast - Talking About Adoption with Children
Expert: Joni S. Mantell, LCSW
Held: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Where: Replay the webcast

From getting comfortable with adoption language even before your child can understand, to first talks with curious preschoolers, to the probing questions of middle childhood, to honest, in-depth conversations with your preteen or teenager, adoption therapist Joni Mantell, LCSW, offers an overview of children's developmental understanding of adoption and answers parents' questions about talking about adoption with their kids.


Webinar Title: Expert Q&A Webinar - Parenting in Transracial Adoption
Expert: Deborah H. Johnson
Held: April 10, 2013
Where: Listen to the recording

Did you adopt a child of a different race or culture? Join transracial adoption expert Deborah H. Johnson for a chance to ask your questions about exploring birth culture, facing racism, finding role models, reinforcing a positive racial identity, navigating life as a conspicuous family, and more.


Webinar Title: Adoption Expert Q&A Webinar - Parenting After Older Child Adoption
Expert: Regina Kupecky, LSW
Held: March 12, 2013
Where: Listen to the recording

Parents who adopt a child beyond infancy, whether from the U.S. foster system or internationally, may have concerns ranging from sleep to school to attachment to sibling relationships to assessing development to talking about the child's past. Join older-child adoption expert Regina Kupecky, LSW, to ask any questions you have.

Webinar Title: Adoption Expert Q&A Webinar - Skin and Hair Care
Expert: Brooke Jackson, M.D.
Held: February 26, 2013
Where: Listen to the recording

When you adopt transracially, your child's skin and hair may require different care than your own. Join Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and author of Child of Mine: Caring for the Skin and Hair of Your Adopted Child, to ask about any of the challenges you've faced, including extra-dry winter skin and hair.
Webinar Title: Adoption Expert Q&A Webinar - Love Me, Feed Me
Expert: Katja Rowell, M.D.
Held: February 7, 2013
Where: Listen to the recording

Are your family dinners less than joyful? Join Katja Rowell, M.D., aka "The Feeding Doctor," to ask questions about behaviors like hoarding, food obsession, picky eating, overeating, power struggles around food, or any other feeding challenges you've faced.
Webinar Title: Caring for Your Child's Skin and Hair
Expert: Brooke Jackson, M.D.
Held: December 12, 2012
Where: Listen to the recording

When you adopt transracially, your child's skin and hair will probably require different care than your own. Join Brooke Jackson, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and author of Child of Mine: Caring for the Skin and Hair of Your Adopted Child, to ask questions about any of the challenges you've faced in keeping your child's skin and hair healthy.

Webinar Title: Establishing a Healthy Feeding Relationship
Expert: Katja Rowell, M.D.
Held: December 13, 2012
Where: Listen to the recording

Since bringing your child home, have you encountered behaviors like hoarding, food obsession, picky eating, overeating, or everyday power struggles around the dinner table? Join Katja Rowell, M.D., aka "The Feeding Doctor," to ask questions about any of the challenges you've faced at meal or snack times.
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