The Seventh Biennial Adoption Conference
October 18, 19, and 20, 2012
“Best Interests of the Child?”: Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption
The Seventh Biennial Adoption Conference was held at the St. John’s University Manhattan Campus and was again co-sponsored by Montclair State University as well as by other organizations.
For this conference, the focus was placed on examining the intersections between religion, race, and the ideology of child saving and child rescue via adoption. The conference continued its three-day format which consisted of a film night on Thursday evening followed by two additional days of speakers, workshops, and presentations.
Keynote speakers were: Ambassador Susan Jacobs, David Smolin, Darron Smith, Jae Ran Kim, and Susan Harris O’Connor.
The following posts give more detail of the 2012 Adoption Initiative Conference: