Robert was recently placed right before his 18th birthday with his lifelong family for adoption. Robert gives his perspective on what it is like to move into a permanent home as an almost adult after being so resistant to the whole concept of adoption for a long time. He gives great advice to other youngsters about remaining open to the possibility of adoption in very late childhood and early adulthood. He also makes the case for workers not to give up on a youngster simply because the youngest may say “no” on a particular day to adoption. He talks about a teens’ need to test their newly adoptive parents, and comments on many other issues in regard to older teen adoption. Pat Dudley and Chester Jackson host.
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