Infertility Adoption and Family Conference

February 19th, 2007
Categories: Conferences, Events

Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA presents its 12th Annual Conference for Pre and Post Adoptive Families and Professionals on Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 8:15 am - 5:30 pm at 130 East 59 Street in New York City. The title of the Keynote address is The Attachment Process: A Two Way Street with the following professionals: Alison Rosen, PhD, Amy Rackear, LCSW, Anne Malave, PhD, Benjamin Rosin, Esq., Boris Gindis, PhD., Caren Peet, LMSW, Carolyn Berger, LCSW, Dawn Smith Pliner, Dennis Cotter, LCSW, Dina Rosenfeld, DSW, Dr. Jane Aronson, Dr. Nechah Hochstein, Elise Hahn Felix, LCSW, Ellen Greene, LCSW, James Greenberg, Esq.,Joni Mantell, LCSW, Joy Goldstein, LMSW, Kathy Brodsky, Laurie Goldheim, Esq., Lisa Schuman, CSW, Lorayne Losch, LCSW, Marcia Hochman, CSW, Michael Goldstein… [more]

Amercian Adoption Congress Conference – Part 6

August 24th, 2006
Categories: Conferences, Events

Adam continued on with his story and related how receiving his original birth certificate was an watershed experience for him. Holding the paper in his hand, knowing that it had his mother's name on it, filled him with awe. He used the word "mother" for his birth mother, so, I am staying true to how he related his story. Adam's father spoke about how he believed that he was so open and willing to talk about adoption and Adam's birth family. When Adam when to his stepmother instead of his father when he became interested in searching, he began to realize how extraordinarily difficult it is for some adoptees to talk to their parents about a search. "They don't want to hurt… [more]

ACC Regional Conference in Portland

August 4th, 2006
Categories: Conferences, Events

In a week or so, I will be heading to my first American Adoption Congress Conference("AAC"). Normally AAC has one large national conference, but this year instead is having several regional conference. This conference is a one-day conference held on Saturday, August 12, 2006, entitled, "Creating the Empowered Reunion". Here is the link for more details about the conference. This conference is also co-sponsored by Washington Adoption Reform Movement (WARM), Adoption Mosaic and Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) Portland. The only group helping to sponsor this conference that I am not a member of is Adoption Mosiac. If you live near Portland particularly, check out their link. Here is what they are about: Adoption Mosaic’s mission is to provide adoption education, resources… [more]