Schedule

Monday - October 15, 2007

7:30a - 8:45a Breakfast
8:45a - 9:00a Opening Session - Welcome and Introduction - Why Are We Here?
9:00a - 10:00a Keynote Address
10:00a - 10:15a Break
10:15a - 11:30a Panel I:
Accountability to Families of Origin
11:30a - 11:45a Break
11:45a - 1:00p Workshop:
Birth Sibling Placement and Contact Workshop
Before Adoption: Protecting the Rights of Vulnerable Families of Origin
Ensuring Ethical Relinquishment Practices
Ensuring Ongoing Relationships: Practice that Opens the Door to Connections Workshop
Post-Adoption Services to Families of Origin Workshop
1:00p - 2:15p Lunch on Own
2:15p - 3:30p Panel II:
Accountability to Children and Adopted Adults
3:30p - 3:45p Break
3:45p - 5:00p Workshop:
Protecting Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Ties in Transracial/Transcultural Workshop
Alternative Routes to Permanency: Is Adoption Always the Best ChoiceWorkshop
Adoptee Access to Records, History and Searches: Adopted People and the “Right to Know” Workshop
Connections to Families of Origin Workshop
Supporting Adopted Persons: What Are Their Post-Placement Needs Workshop
“Marketing” Children for Adoption: Ethical Considerations in Recruiting and Matching Workshop
6:00p - 8:00p Reception and Meet the Bloggers
7:00p - 8:30p The Future of Guatemalan Adoptions - A Conversation with UNICEF

Tuesday - October 16, 2007

8:00a - 9:00a Breakfast
9:00a - 9:15a Introduction
9:15 - 10:30a Panel III:
Accountability to Prospective & Current Adoptive Families
10:30 - 10:45a Break
10:45a - 12:00 Workshop:
Information Sharing Prior to Adoptive Placement Workshop
Supporting Adoptive Families for the Long Haul Workshop
Discrimination in Adoption Workshop
Protection Against Exploitation Workshop
Subsidies & Other Unavailable Resources Workshop
Professional Challenges in Ethical Intercountry Adoption Practice
12:00p - 1:30p Lunch with Presentation by Barbara Holtan and Regina Reeves-Solomon
1:30p - 2:45p Workshop:
Regulation and Protection in Intercountry Adoption Workshop
Ethical Policy and Practice in Foster Care Adoption Workshop
Ethical Issues in New Reproductive Technologies Workshop
2:45p - 3:30p Break
3:30 - 5:00p Closing Session | Lessons in Adoption