Adoption 101 workshops to be held on Nov. 3 and 4


Commonwealth Medicine’s Office of Foster Care and Adoption (OFCA) will be hosting Adoption 101 workshops from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Goff S1-608 at the UMass Medical School main campus in Worcester and on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Amphitheater at the South Street campus in Shrewsbury. The workshops will be facilitated by OFCA Director Martha Henry, PhD, and OFCA Director of Training and Technical Assistance Michael McManus and will cover basic information regarding three main types of adoption: domestic private, public and international. November is National Adoption Month, which raises awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care.

The workshops are being presented as part of UMass Medical School’s Work-Life program and Commonwealth Medicine’s (CWM) Brown Bag Seminar series, respectively. The UMMS Work-Life program provides a variety of seminars and events to assist employees in achieving work-life balance. The CWM Brown Bag Seminars are held monthly and provide employees with a mix of informational overviews about various CWM departments, centers and programs, and skill-based learning topics.

For more information about upcoming UMMS Work-Life programs, visit For more information about past and future CWM Brown Bag seminars, visit For more information about the Office of Foster Care and Adoption, visit


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