Expert Audio: Imagining Your Future Child

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Expert Audio: Imagining Your Future Child

If you are planning to adopt, your social worker will ask you about the characteristics of the child you will bring into your family

Lauren Jiang, LMSW, Manager of Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, discusses the often difficult and uncomfortable experience of making your “child request.” Using case examples, she provides 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.

 

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If you are planning to adopt, your social worker will ask you about the characteristics of the child you will bring into your family

Lauren Jiang, LMSW, Manager of Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children, discusses the often difficult and uncomfortable experience of making your “child request.” Using case examples, she provides 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.

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