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April 2019

Smith College “Adoption Conversation”

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024 United States

Join us for a lecture and discussion on adoption, with wine and cheese. This special event, co-hosted with the Smith College Office of Alumni Relations, will bring together SSW alumni, SSW students, Smith College alumnae, and guests for an authentic insightful discussion on experiences and issues surrounding adoption.

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May 2019

“Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference

May 4
Rutgers University, 604 Bartholomew Rd
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854 United States

Keynote Speaker: Adam Pertman, CEO and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency Keynote Address: Rethinking Adoption in the 21st Century: Progressing from "Child Placement" to "Family Success" Over 30 workshops for pre-/post-adoptive parents, foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, and kinship guardians. Continuing Education Hours (maximum of 5) NJ & PA Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors Provided by Rutgers University Office of Continuing Education

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AKA Adoptive Parent Series: Birth Country Cultural Identity Development

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How important is it for international adoptees to be familiar with their birth country's culture?  In this event, we will hear from two past and present Also-Known-As mentorship program parents about their experience and insight into helping their children develop a healthy awareness of their roots.  Martha Crawford and Marjorie Williams will share their methods, challenges, successes, and reflections on the role that they, as white parents, played in trying to impart a sense of being Korean and Chinese, respectively,…

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July 2019

North American Council on Adoptable Children

July 18 - July 20
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States

Join us in Las Vegas next summer for this four-day educational event that covers a wide variety of foster care and adoption topics—to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and people who were adopted or in foster care. We offer more than 80 sessions in topics such as: Supporting and preserving adoptive families Core issues in adoption Effective therapeutic techniques in adoption Kinship care and birth family connections Parenting children…

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IKAA Gathering 2019

July 30 - August 4
Lotte Hotel Myeongdong, 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, 100-721 Korea, Republic Of

The IKAA Gathering 2019 will take place in Seoul, Korea from July 30 – August 4, 2019 and will promote the connection of adult Korean adoptees to each other and their Korean heritage, as well as welcome future generations of adoptees into the adoptee community. This is the largest conference of its kind, occurring only once every three years, with attendees from all across the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia. Attendance in 2019 is expected to reach over…

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