Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adoption Conference by LDS Social Services

Adoption Conference Sponsored by LDS Family Services

When: Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 starting at 6pm, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 starting at 8am

Where: ASU Institute Building, 1000 S McAllister, Tempe,AZ

Who: Anyone who is thinking about adoption, thinking about placing a child for adoption, adoptive applicants, birth families, adoptive parents, those who were adopted, Stake Agency Representatives, Adoption Professionals, and others.

What: Over 30 classes to choose from with topics such as Adoption Basics, Infertility, International Adoption and Cultural Identity, Adoption Advocacy, Adoption and Schools, Avoiding Adoption Fraud, Post Placement Expectations and Communication. Also hear some stories of adoption from panels of Adoptees, Birthmothers, Birthgrandparents, and Adoptive Parents.

We will be privileged to hear from and visit with amazing adoption advocates such as Lindsey Redfern of "theRhouse" blog, Kerstin Daynes author of "Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing", Heidi Naylor of the National FSA Board, Lewis Tenney, Sharon Slater of Family Watch International, and other amazing speakers and entertainers.

We will also have representatives from AZDES Foster Care, other adoption agencies, adoption attorneys ,etc to learn about option to adopt in ways other than through LDS Family Services.

Cost: $22 per single and $40 per couple (this will cover the cost of food, materials and a conference t-shirt)
Free for Birthmothers/Fathers and 1 guest ($10 for each additional guest)
$10 for Agency Representatives.

Go to to register.

Registration: Regular registration now until Sept 30 at
Late registration will run from October 1-9 @ $25 per single and $45 per couple
There will be no registration at the door.

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