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November 2018

2018 Adoptive Parents Committee Conference

November 18, 2018
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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APC’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE SERVES TO PROMOTE A BETTER AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF ADOPTION AND PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION CONCERNING ADOPTION AND PARENTING ISSUES. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend numerous workshops, seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Led by professionals and experts in the adoption field including attorneys, social workers, physicians, adoptive parents, agency representatives, adoptees and educators, the workshops provide up-to-date information as well as a forum for discussions. Our conference is for those who are considering…

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ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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December 2018

ATN Peer Support Groups for Adoptive Families

December 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Four Sunday Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 19, 2018 Adoption Playgroups for Children, 5-9 years old Fun, multiracial playgroups, facilitated by adult and teen adoptees, for adopted kids from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Themes around identity, family and friends, and adoption story are explored. The groups provide a “safe space” for kids to build relationships within the adoptee community. For Tweens, 10-13 years old A peer-support group that embraces issues, as they come up,…

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February 2019

Teen AdoptCONNECT

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Teen AdoptCONNECT provides a unique opportunity for teens to connect with each other and make new friends as they share thoughts, feelings and stories related to adoption in a safe and supportive environment. Teens will develop a better understanding of themselves as they share experiences and challenges with their peers around identity, self-esteem, school, and relationships with family and friends. Our group will meet quarterly in 2019 (rather than monthly) and the cost for each 90 minute group is $20 per person.…

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AKA Adoptive Parent Series

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st St
New York, New York 10011 United States

“Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” is a multi-platform documentary project revealing 60+ years of inter-country adoption with first-person stories from 100 adult adoptees. For this special Also-Known-As screening, two themed film compilations “Growing Up” and “Searching for Answers,” focusing on identity and birth search, will be shown. Afterward, a panel with Side x Side creator and co-director Glenn Morey and two local adoptees who appear in the films, Joy Lieberthal Rho and…

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AKA Adoptee Forum

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” is a multi-platform documentary project revealing 60+ years of inter-country adoption through first-person stories. Conceptualized and directed by Korean-born adoptee, Glenn Morey, and co-director, Julie Morey, “Side by Side” documents the singular, deeply personal, lived experiences of adoptees. By empowering adult adoptee voices, we move beyond overly simplistic and reductive narratives like rescue and compassion, and the complexities of transracial and transcultural adoption are revealed. “Side by…

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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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