2008 Adoption Conference

The Fifth Biennial Adoption Conference

October 24 and 25, 2008

Identity and the Adopted Teen: Surviving the Crucible of Adolescence

The Fifth Biennial Adoption Conference, although sponsored by St. John’s University, was held on the campus of New York University, a co-sponsor of the conference.

The conference was again a two-day event and was co-sponsored by Montclair State, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, and the School of Social Work Institute for Families at Rutgers University. This conference addressed adoption during adolescence, one of the most important stages of development. This well-recognized and important conference featured two days of speakers, workshops, and presentations.

Keynote speakers were: Dr. Hal Grotevant, Dr. Gerald Mallon, Debbie Riley, and Holly Van Gulden.