About The Summit
Yes We Adopt is proud to present the 3rd Annual Yes We Adopt: Black Voices Amplified Summit. This virtual Summit will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST. The Summit was created to amplify diverse Black voices touched by adoption or foster care. As the African Proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child,” the intent of this virtual event is to enlighten, engage, and empower the community we call the “village.” In recognition of National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM), this event is for adoptees, adoptive parents, birth/first parents, foster parents, prospective adoptive/foster parents, as well as adoption and foster care advocates and professionals.
We recognize there are various schools of thought on adoption and foster care, however, this Summit will highlight the unique stories of individuals and families who have been touched by either process. The Summit will also include resources for individuals and families considering adoption or foster care.
Too often we see adoption stories in the news and media about non-Black families as saviors, sunshine, and rainbows, however, when Black stories are featured, they are negative stories about foster care. The Summit is here to rewrite the narrative. Yes, we adopt with trials as well as triumphs!