1114d – Webinar – Helping Adopted & Foster Youth Transition to Adult Living: A Parent’s Perspective
(August 2011) Transitions are often difficult, especially for young teens moving into adulthood. Teenagers need time to gradually learn and practice adult skills, such as finding a job, managing finances, applying to college and forming close relationships with others and the community. Some adopted and fostered teens need extra time, attention and encouragement. Terssa Markwoth, adoptive mother of 17 and bio-mother to four, offers suggestions to help your teen become confident with their own situation and abilities. Terssa and her husband of 25 years share how they continue to guide their adopted children into adulthood, while understanding the unique challenges adopted and foster children have faced from multiple placements, transitions and attachment delays.