Adoption Conference

I am so excited for this fabulous event coming up in November. It is a conference supporting and educating those interested and already involved in adoption. Being an international adoptee is truly a blessing and considering my new dreams of getting a degree in human services to be a caseworker for adoption, this event is right up my alley! I have been asked to participate on an adoptee panel at the Saturday session. I am so honored to help educate and share my story.

Below is the site for more information. You will not want to miss out on this inspiring conference!

"Families by Divine Design" is the theme for this Regional Conference, which will have information to help families interested in adopting, families that have already adopted and are seeking insights to their childrens growth and development, extended families of couples who are involved in adoption, and birth families of adopted children.

Friday, November 6th
Saturday, November 7th, 2009

The conference fee is $25.00 per attendee, $35.00 per couple.

There is no fee for birth parents to attend.

Check out some of our great and exciting presenters!

Elder Marvin Brinkerhoff- Area Seventy
General Session Speaker
Topic: Adoption: A Principle of the Gospel
What is the doctrinal and spiritual foundation of adoption? Understand the role the temple and family sealing play in adoption, and how gospel understanding can bring peace to the adoption process.

Lindsey Redfern- Adoptive Mother and Adoption Advocate

Author of this blog:

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General Session & Breakout Session Speaker
Topics: The Divine Design of My Adoptive Experience, and Adoption Advocacy

Katie Shelley- Featured Birth Mother on LDS Family Services Website ItsAboutLove.org
General Session and Breakout Session Speaker
Topics: The Divine Design of My Adoptive Experience, and the Birth Parent Panel

Troy Dunn- Host of the televison program, "The Locator"
Broadcast of his Keynote Presentation at the National FSA conference.
Troy Dunn, who has become known as "The Locator" from hosting a television show that reunites loved ones, will speak of the lessons he has learned while working in his profession- specifically about adoption. He says that reunions between birth parents and children usually help the adoptees leave with a greater appreciation for their parents who raised them and a better understanding of the incredible sacrifice a birth mother made.

Monica Blume- LCSW and Co-author of this book:

Don't miss out!!
Go to this website to register or to get more information about theconference:

1 comment:

The Porters said...

I used to work for Monica blume's husband ps (he was the dentist) :) Good book!