Tune in March 11…

On March 11, Holt’s China program social work manager, Marissa Leuallen, LMSW, will appear on Creating a Family’s radio show, discussing when and if families should consider adopting two children at a time.

A hot topic in adoption, multiple child adoption (also called concurrent adoption) is rare at Holt — usually only occurring with sibling groups or, even more rarely, with children who have bonded like siblings during their time in care.

During the radio show, Marissa, who has worked in Holt’s adoption programs for over ten years and is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention educator, will discuss the challenges families face when they bring two children home at once. She will engage with another adoption agency professional, discussing what parents and agencies should consider when deciding if adopting two children at the same time is the appropriate plan.

While there is no “right” answer across all agencies, we believe that what is best for each child’s development, health and future should be the leading factor in adoption.

Creating a Family is an online adoption resource center to which Holt frequently contributes. Their weekly national radio show also broadcasts through their website, and a permanent link to each show is available online after the initial broadcast. You can find the link to Marissa’s guest appearance here on March 12.

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