Sunday, April 10, 2011

American Adoption Congress Conference Next Weekend in Orlando

Next week is the big AAC conference, and this year it's in Orlando. If you are a person in the triad of adoption (birthparent, adopted/fostered person, foster/adoptive parent), you should go. Especially if you don't have community with others in your situation elsewhere. To be among those who share your experience is life giving. It made a big difference for me when I started attending conferences a few years ago. Unfortunately I can't make it this year, as I went instead to the AWP writers conference in February where some transracial adoption writers shared their work (I blogged about it here). 

Other than community, the AAC Conference has a lot to offer anyone interested in adoption--not just triad members. Discussions and presentations from scholars, writers, social workers, psychologists activists, and other experts. Learn the latest about legislation, adoption psychology, trends in adoption, etc. Better than what you get on this blog, that's for sure.

Here's the flyer for the AAC conference with more info:

American Adoption Congress
32nd Annual National Conference
Many Faces Of Adoption
Orlando, Florida
Wednesday, April 13 - Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida
Great Workshops, Films and Keynote Presenters
Go to our website to view the online conference brochure and registration information.

The American Adoption Congress is comprised of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent those whose lives are touched by adoption or other loss of family continuity. We promote honesty, openness and respect for family connections in adoption, foster care and assisted reproduction. We provide education for our members and professional communities about the lifelong process of adoption. We advocate legislation that will grant every individual access to information about family and heritage.

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