The First Biennial Adoption Conference
October 21, 2000
The Adoption Journey: Psychological, Socio-Political, and Legal Challenges
The First Biennial Adoption Conference took place in 2000 at the St. John’s University Queens Campus.
This conference addressed the psychological, sociological, socioeconomic, sociopolitical, and legal implications of adoption for the adoption triad (adopted persons, birth families, and adoptive families). Through that conference, mental health and human service providers were charged with the task of bringing much needed attention to the adoption triad experience.
Keynote speakers were: Dr. Betty Jean Lifton, Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, and Dr. Ronald Nydam.