Florida's Children First

Lifelong Connections: How to Facilitate Open Contact in Foster Care and Adoption – Recorded 6.15.22

Adoption attorney Maria Bates, members of Florida Youth SHINE, and an adoptive mom will explore the importance of maintaining connections to birth family for youth adopted from state care. The session will prepare participants to facilitate solid “open contact” post-adoption relationships. It will provide resources for reducing and resolving breakdowns before and after the transfer of parental rights. It will also address the ethics and advocacy opportunities in forging these relationships.



CLE & certificate of participation

PPT Presentation

Open Adoption Worksheet

How to Get Your Welfare Records


CLE Number: 5944


CLE: 1.5 General, 0.5 Ethics

Certification Credits: 1.5 Adoption Law 

Approval period: 6.15.2022 – 12.31.2023



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