KingSpry’s Adoption Law Practice Group, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and The Children’s Home of Reading have teamed up to present a special virtual conversation on adoption and foster care in recognition of National Foster Care Awareness Month.
The conversation, moderated by Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center’s health programs and supportive services manager Kimberly Levitt, covers a range of topics, including the legal aspects of open and closed adoptions, the process of working with different types of agencies, the impact of the Family First Prevention Services Act, and busting myths about who can be a foster parent/family.
“The landscape of parenting options for LGBTQ individuals and couples has grown considerably in recent years,” Levitt said. “Foster parents and families play an important role in our community, and this discussion will provide reliable expert advice for those looking to adopt or foster children in the future.”
“While there was a pause at the onset of the pandemic, the courts have good procedures in place, and we are actually handling more adoptions than ever,” said Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, KingSpry’s chair of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Law.
Gasienica-Kozak also shares tips in the video for how to research and find the best agency for your needs. “We make it a point to only work with inclusive agencies,” she says, “but it pays to do your research. Talk to your friends who have been through the process and learn from their experiences.” For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.