All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Nov 7
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In honor of November’s National Adoption Awareness Month, please join Meghan Wojtal of JFCS Philadelphia who will lead a discussion about the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in the work of adoption agencies. Meghan will share her recent experience speaking on Capitol Hill regarding the importance of ending discrimination against LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. This discussion will include the harm caused by allowing religiously-motivated discrimination in the foster care system, the importance of having a diverse, culturally competent staff, and provide a Jewish perspective on why permitting religiously-motivated discrimination affects everyone, not just those who are LGBTQ+.
Speaker: Meghan Wojtal is the SWAN Adoption Program Manager at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. She is a licensed social worker and holds an MSW degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has over 10 years of experience working in the public child welfare field. She has been with JFCS in Philadelphia for 5 years, first as a foster care supervisor, and in her current position since 2016.