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Webinar – The Journey: Returning to My Birth Country
September 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm$25
Expert Voices in Adoption Webinar Series
The Journey: Returning to My Birth Country
Adoptee Presenter: Amber Turcotte, LICSW
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 @ 6:30-7:30PM MDT
Traveling internationally is a big decision, especially if you are going back to a place that was once your home. When adoptees choose to return to their birth country, it can be for a variety of reasons such as exploring, sightseeing, searching, or moving. Preparing for a trip to one’s birth country is essential, and while an adoptee is planning the physical components for their trip, it is also important for them to consider the emotional components. A range of emotions may come up before, during, or after a trip to one’s birth country. This webinar will share one adoptee’s insights and experiences after multiple trips back to their birth country. It will cover things to consider in preparing for a trip, self-care on the trip, and the importance of documenting the trip.
Amber Turcotte, LICSW is a transnational and transracial adoptee from India. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Minnesota and has been working in schools for eight years. Amber loves to travel and has had the opportunity to travel back to India multiple times as an adult.