2016 Conference Location

The 2016 Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference will be held at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.  Travel to Montclair State University is convenient to New York City. Conference events will take place in the building marked University Hall. On-Campus Housing  For a downloadable map, click here. To download a map of campus, click here. Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International Read More …

Posters/Roundtables | Award nominees

Submissions are being accepted for Posters/Roundtables as well as Award Nominees! The Adoption Initiative is a pioneering biennial forum presenting a multitude of perspectives in academic research, practice and activism to create a greater understanding of the adoption experience and better meet the needs of our community. The 2016 theme “Myth and Reality in Adoption: Read More …

Thank you for your submissions

The Call for Submissions is Now Closed [Poster presentation deadline extended to 2/29/16] On behalf of the Planning Committee, we invite proposal submissions for papers, poster presentations, and research manuscripts for the Ninth Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference. We actively seek proposals which address issues related to transforming practice in adoption. Ideally such proposals will be Read More …

Lodging Information: 2016 Adoption Initiative Conference

On Campus Housing Option Deadline for housing registration is May 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The Heights Residence Suites at Montclair State University The Heights, Montclair State University’s newest residence halls complex opened in the fall 2011. It is located at the north end of campus and is within walking distance of the University Hall Conference Center, Read More …

Adoption Conference 2016 Scholarship Application

The Adoption Initiative Conference will offer five full scholarships to attend the conference being held at Montclair State University from June 9-11, 2016 with the goal of making the conference experience available to a broad group of participants. We are specifically looking for individuals with diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives who would benefit, either professionally or personally, from attending an academic adoption conference. Read More …

Registration: 2016 AIC

9th Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference June 9-11, 2016 (Thursday evening to Saturday evening) The full conference registration early bird discount is available until April 1, 2016. Register now and save! Registration Fees After April 1, 2016 – Full Program $300 Early Bird Full Program $250 Presenters Rate before April 1, 2016 $200 Single Day Rate $175 Read More …

Theme: 2016 AIC

For the 2016 conference, we will draw upon the lessons that the history of adoption and the practice of adoption have taught us. Over time, adoption practice has shifted from a practice focused upon social reform targeting marginalized members of society to a more modern practice in which adoption is marketed as both a form of family creation and as a form of rescue within a larger industry. The conference theme for 2016 is: Myth and Reality in Adoption:Transforming Practice Through Lessons Learned Read More …