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APPPAH’s Symposium on Adoption Considerations with Michael Trout, MA

November 3 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Join us as we welcome Michael Trout and other experts in the field to discuss Adoption Considerations. During this 3-part Symposium, a variety of speakers will discuss topics including:

  • Mental life of the first mother
  • Possibility of dissociation defense to protect from impending grief
  • Impacts that emotional withdrawal may have on the prenate
  • Relationship with the adoptive parents
  • What can be done about these considerations?

 APPPAH Symposium for Adoption Considerations will be held on
3 consecutive Thursdays, 12:00- 2:00 pm Eastern time- October 27, November 3, November 10

Session 2 of 3: Part 1: Supporting Connection Between the Intended Adoptee and the First Mother, Before Birth and                                                        Part 2: Social and Cultural Issues in Adoption: Thoughts From a Half-Century Career

November 3, 2022, 12-2 pm EDT (Check your Timezone here)

Presenter: Rebecca Molitor and Sharon Roszia

Recordings of all sessions will be available after the live class in the course page.


Rebecca Molitor

Rebecca is a counselor and consultant specializing in the fields of early development, attachment and trauma. Her private practice—Compassionate Growth Counseling—has been a place of support and curious inquiry for children and adults for over 20 years, as she focuses on supporting the creation of coherent narratives. Rebecca is also a prenatal bonding (BA) facilitator and trainer-in-training. In recent years, she has returned to her childhood joy of writing poetry, especially Haiku.



Sharon Roszia

Sharon is a consultant at the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and was the developer of the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency in 1988. This work became the focus (and the title) of her book, published in 2019 and of her workbook for adults in 2022. She is also the author of The Open Adoption Experience. She has sixty years of experience in adoption clinical practice and has worked in both public and private agencies as well as private practice. Sharon is a parent by birth, adoption of older children and foster care.


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November 3
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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