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The Journey of Becoming a Success Story:
Foster & Adoptive Young Leaders

Lola D. Adebara, MA, Founder & CEO of Partnerships for Permanence
WHEN Wednesday, Jun 16th 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM (CST)
COST Free

Recording Notes: This webinar will not be recorded.
Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Intermediate)
Ages addressed: 12-18

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion with foster and adoptive young leaders from the nonprofit organization, Partnerships for Permanence (P4P).

This webinar offers families and professionals a unique opportunity to engage and learn from young people with lived experience. Interactive discussions and reflections will focus on real life perspectives, motivational and inspirational stories of the journey of redefining the meaning of success while overcoming life obstacles.

Panelists:

Chris J.
I am a young professional, father, and racial justice advocate.
I was placed in the foster care system as a child due to my family being homeless and my mother’s mental health issues. When l entered foster care, l had to learn that the temporary “foster” family were not meant to replace my family, but rather be an additional family. The lack of consistency or not having a permanent home or city to call home, made me feel like l didn’t have one place/home or geographical location to go to, made me into a very adaptable person.

Alyssa M.

Gabby P.
I’m a young professional, mother, and great listener. My siblings and l were placed in foster care system due to our mother’s drug abuse issues. We were all separated for a while, until my sister and I were adopted together. It was such a relief to go through the happy and challenging moments together and not be alone. I can only describe my journey of success as a roller-coaster ride. I have accomplished a lot in my life today, which began the moment l decided to create my own path. l am passionate about helping other young people stay on the right track or path.

Registration for this webinar will end 2 hours before the webinar begins.

If you are in need of closed captioning for this live webinar, please contact education@mnadopt.org at least 48 hours before the live webinar.