The Church’s history with adoption and foster care is gray area. Efforts like the Indian Placement Program and sometimes-coercive and secretive practices of LDS Social/Family Services were guided by wrong-headed ideas about the superiority of some familiesÑwhite families, wealthy families, temple-sealed familiesÑover others. Mormons who become foster parents are vulnerable to some of the same false ideas. This panel will discuss best practices for foster and foster-adopt parents by sharing personal experiences and answering audience members’ questions.
Amanda Farr-Knickerbocker, Ana Nelson Shaw, Jo Overton, Marisa McPeck-Stringham, Brittni Scott, Heather Young, Desiree Miller