In honor of Black History Month, MPower Alliance wanted to set out to spotlight Black birthmother experiences. We put together resources we found informative but were disappointed by the overall lack of content honoring Black birthmothers. Much of what we found had a common thread of systemic racism within adoption and foster care.
Thank you to everyone who checked in with us on Friday. It was so wonderful to see old and new faces, tuning in from all parts of the country and even from Canada. We spoke about the struggles of maintaining adoption openness during COVID-19, managing grief, and closed out the the conversation with one thing participants are doing to check in with self-care and self-esteem. Here are two examples:
We had a great community check-in webinar chat last Friday! Our group of birthmothers received a packet of coloring pages to relax to and were able to give updates on adjusting to the new normal. We ended with sharing self-care tips and positive affirmations. We've put together a virtual care package below, so read on!
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar last Friday! And a huge thanks to Dr. Froude for hosting the presentation and coaching throughout. We had participants tune in from 4 different states and were able to have a deep conversation about self-care in the times of COVID-19.