Youth engagement webinars

How to engage with youth about recruiting adoptive families

How do we explain adoption recruitment to youth? We know the importance of engaging youth in conversations about permanency in general, but talking with them about the process of how we recruit adoptive families is essential.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Creating equitable recruitment by involving youth as active participants
  • Looking at recruitment through a lens of lived youth experience
  • Using strength-based approaches to engage youth and recruit adoptive families
  • We will use In-Depth Profiles to demonstrate real examples of youth involvement


  • Nick Baumgartner (he/him), youth engagement specialist
  • Tyler Helbach (he/him), MPA, Northwest Adoption Exchange director
  • Jess Tholmer (she/her), Northwest Adoption Exchange program manager

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