Listen to the “Imagining Your Future Child – Child Request Form” webinar recording and view the slides – purchase from the store ►
If you are planning to adopt, your social worker will ask you about the characteristics of the child you will bring into your family.
During this interactive webinar, Lauren Jiang, LMSW, Manager of Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, discussed the often difficult and uncomfortable experience of making your “child request.” Using case examples, she provided guidance on how to decide on the age, racial identity, and medical history of the child you will be best equipped to adopt and parent, while keeping your family’s resources and lifestyle in mind.
The Adoptive Families “Imagining Your Future Child” Webinar with Lauren Jiang, LMSW, took place on Tuesday, December 15, 1-2pm ET.
Lauren Jiang, LMSW, is the Manager of Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, in New York City. Lauren’s work focuses on parent preparation and training through home study assessment. In addition to her current role of managing home study and post-placement services, Lauren has experience running post-adoption therapeutic groups, overseeing a mentorship program for youth adopted from China, and volunteering in an orphanage in Jiamusi, China.