Monday, January 21, 2013

Adoption: A Panel Discussion

Learn about the different types of adoptions—international, domestic, private and agency—from a panel of experts at Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm. Anyone considering adoption will learn valuable information from this group which will include Attorney Douglas Pine, Susan Kibler of Adoption Services International, Julie Ritsema of Bethany Christian Services, Adoptee Coach Kathy Vervan Bugglin of Self Reflection Coaching LLC, and Kristi Dawicki from the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (now DCP&P, formerly DYFS).

An adoption lawyer based in Bloomfield, NJ, Mr. Pine will moderate the discussion which will cover common adoption issues and concerns for families thinking about adoption or in the initial stages of adoption. Susan Kibler specializes in adoptions from the Ukraine. Julie Ritsema works at Bethany Christian Services and will speak to domestic adoptions in the United States. Kathy Vervan Bugglin, CPC, ELI-MP, is a life coach with expertise in working with adopted individuals and their families. Finally, Kristi Dawicki will speak about the New Jersey state agency responsible for child protection and welfare.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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