Monday, September 19, 2016

September 20: Webcast - When Permanency Isn't Forever: The Problem of Broken Adoptions #MCLE

It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of children who are adopted out of foster care in New York City later return to placement. Although the total number of adopted youth who do not reach adulthood in their "forever" home is not known, many young adoptees find themselves homeless, or being raised by an adult other than their adoptive parent. Representing these young people presents a unique set of issues and challenges.
Please join Betsy Kramer of Lawyers For Children and Dawn J. Post of the Children’s Law Center for an introduction to the phenomenon of broken adoptions as they:
  • Provide tips for practitioners representing young people whose "forever" home has fallen apart;
  • Look at the ways in which youth come back under the jurisdiction of the family court;
  • Suggest how to work with youth toward finding stable homes after a disrupted adoption;
  • Review practices for maintaining connections with siblings;
  • Offer approaches to reestablishing connections with biological family; and
  • Discuss the problem of the recurring adoption subsidy.
When Permanency Isn't Forever: The Problem of Broken Adoptions
September 20, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
10:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
1 credit in most jurisdictions

  • Betsy Kramer ~ Lawyers For Children
  • Dawn J. Post ~ Children's Law Center
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute

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