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“Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference at Rutgers University, Piscataway Township

  • 01 Apr 2017
  • Rutgers School of Social Work, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

“Let’s Talk Adoption”  Conference

Saturday: April 1, 2017

8:30 am - 4 pm


Rutgers School of Social Work

Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

604 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854


7:45 - 8:30 am Registration, Check-in, Breakfast, Exhibits, Book Sales

For schedule and to register:

Or call 908-273- 5694


Keynote speaker:

Robert L. O'Connor, MSW, Assoc. Professor and Program Director

Social Work Dept., Metropolitan State University, MN


Blueprints and Battle Plans: Preparation for Building - a Modern Multi-Racial/Multi- Cultural Adoptive Family


Workshop topics:

  • Adoptees, Pre and Post-Adoptive Parents and Foster Parents, Social Workers, Birth Parents, Educators
  • Openness in adoption

- The New Jersey Adoptees Birthright Act

- Multicultural and trans-racial adoptions

- Citizenship Issues for Adoptees

  • Routes to adoption – private, agency, international, through the state

- Foster and Kinship Care situations

- Search and reunion topics

- Issues of Loss for Adoptees

  • Attachment, trauma, developing connection, and general parenting issues

- Personal stories from adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents


Plus over 30 workshops on pre-and post-adoptive issues Coordinated by Concerned Persons for

Adoption co-sponsored by the NJ Inter-agency Adoption Council and Rutgers University School of

Social Work: Institute For Families


Early Registration Fee: $60 per person ($100/couple)

Walk-in Registration Fee: $85 per person ($150/couple)

Student Fee $30

to register visit

Or call 908-273- 5694


Continuing Education Hours - NJ & PA Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, NJ

Teachers Maximum 5 CEH Hours

Provided by Rutgers University Office

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009

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