Sessions

More sessions to be scheduled and announced soon. Keep checking to see what we have in store for you this year!

As always, we will have a session on Case Law Update, and we are planning a panel discussion. 

We assure you, this year is sure to top previous conferences and you will not want to miss this.

In addition to the regular conference sessions, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 there will be a special additional session available for a separate fee. “Adoption 101 for 2018” is geared towards new practitioners who are wanting  to practice in  the specialized area of adoption law, Agency Directors  and employees  and attorneys who need to update their understanding of this ever changing area of law.  The climate has changed and adoptions are not as they were 20 years ago.   It is constantly transforming and shifting due to factors such as access to technology, the continuous re-creation of mind altering substances that are becoming more and more readily available to the population, societal pressures, economy, family structures and even the degree of the expectation of privacy.  While this is not a case law focused seminar, we will learn that prior cases have changed how and why, we, as adoption professionals, have to change our practice.

This course will teach you how to build an adoption from ground level. We will instruct you on avoiding pitfalls and updating your legal documents so that they are effectively preventing claims of fraud or duress.  This is a perfect opportunity for agencies to learn more about what their outside legal team needs to be doing when representing the agency and it's best interest.  We will be demonstrating practical practice procedures that will allow you to run your adoption agency or practice more efficiently.  We will also be lecturing on Home Study Requirements and the importance of your Adoption Social Worker.  This will also give all practitioners an opportunity to re-assess the roles that each play in an adoption placement.

Another option for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 are sessions on ICWA presented by Jay McCarthy and IAMME presented by Steve Pennypacker. Each of these will be offered as a 1/2 day session- you can choose to attend one or both- simply register on the registration page. More informaton on both of these coming soon.