Workshop Series: Adoption and the College Admissions Process


Adoption and the College Admissions Process

Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (new date because of snow last week)
Location: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Pennington NJ 08534

This workshop is designed for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and their families.

The college admissions process can be a stressful experience for students and families. Adoption can add a layer of complication to the process.

Join us as we talk about:

  • Ways in which adoption might be a piece of the college admissions process
  • Whether or not a student should reference adoption during the process (and, if so, how)
  • How leaving home for college changes the adoption “story” for a student
  • Strategies for helping families recognize and reflect on adoption issues in the college process

Speaker/Moderator: Debbie Schwartz is an Independent Educational Consultant advising students and families on the college admissions process. She is also the founder/director of Forever Families Weekend, a program for Jewish families touched by adoption.  She was the Program Coordinator for Adoption Connection at Jewish Family Service of Greenwich (CT) and has served on the board of the Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.  Debbie was a 2010 recipient of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Angel in Adoption Award for her work with pre- and post-adoptive families.  While working in admissions for Yale, Debbieinterviewed both U.S. and international applicants, reviewed applications, and participated in admissions committee meetings.She and her husband are parents to a college freshman and a high school freshman, both of whom joined their family through adoption.

Register via the link below.  Cost is $25.00 per family.


Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and should be completed at least one week prior to the event. Payment must be received in order to confirm your registration. Cancellations must be received at least three days prior to the event.

For additional information:
Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail:

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Based in Pennington, NJ