“Adoption and Identity Intertwined”
Film Screening and Discussion with Mei Kelly
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Reception at 6:30 pm, lecture at 7pm
This event is at the Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL
Admission: $10, EHC members are free
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Join us for a screening of Mei Kelly’s short documentary, “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” (22min.) Adopted at nine months old from Southern China, Kelly uses her film to tell the stories of adopted teens today and to explore a range of issues related to adoption. The film was sponsored by The Beat, a subsection of the Cradle, an adoption agency in Evanston, whose early supporters included Caro Blymer Dawes. A discussion with Kelly and filmmaker Susan Hope Engel, who mentored Kelly on the film, follows the film screening.
Admission: $10. EHC members are free. Admission payable at the door.
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This is a “Year of Dawes” event. The YOD events of 2016 will take a look at a variety of themes related to Dawes’ life and career.
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Join our first Cradle Book Club – for adoptive parents!
Liesl Einerson, LCSW, will lead three book club meetings this summer. Each session will involve a discussion about the assigned book and the role adoption plays in parenting. Book club is a great way to have some fun, gain some insight and find and give support to parents in similar situations.
Register for one, two or all three session
For more information, contact:
2049 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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As time goes on, open adoption relationships can change – for many reasons. But your commitment to your child to carry on this relationship remains. Join Adoption Therapist Judy Stigger and panelists as they discuss how to manage feelings when changes occur; tools to strengthen and rebuild relationships; and strategies to respond to birth relatives when behaviors are not in your child’s best interest. Register