Adoption Conference Schedule: 2012 AIC

“Best Interests of the Child?” Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption October 18-20th 2012 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 5:00-5:15pm Introduction & Master of Ceremony 5:15-6:00pm Keynote Speaker- Erin Siegal, M.S., Author of Finding Fernanda (Cathexis Press, 2011) 6:00- 6:45 Buffet Dinner (Pasta) 6:45-8:30 Films- Fly Away Children (Geoghegan, 2009) and excerpts from Rescued (Hedrick, 2012) followed by discussion FRIDAY, Read More …

Keynote Speakers & Panelists: 2012 AIC

“Best Interests of the Child?” Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption October 18-20th 2012 (Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon) This Year’s Keynote Speakers & Panelists are as follows:               Ambassador Susan Jacobs Susan S. Jacobs is the Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues.  She was a Senior Policy Advisor Read More …

Call for Papers: 2012 AIC

We are pleased to invite professionals, researchers, scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit papers and research manuscripts that address issues likely to impact individuals and families touched by adoption for the seventh biennial adoption conference at St. John’s University. In keeping with our goal to present thought-provoking themes relevant to the training of mental health professionals as well as to the personal growth and understanding of adoption triad members, our 2012 conference will consider the implications of the phrase “best interests of the child” as it is commonly applied in child welfare and adoption. Read More …