Guest Author - Karen Ledbetter
Dillon Internationalís pre-adoption workshop will be at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock on February 10th. Registration is $100 per couple ($90 for single). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-749-4600 for more information.
Dillon will be hosting other workshops in various states during February and March. Contact the agency for specific dates, times, and places.
Families considering adopting from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China, Guatemala, Mexico, or Colombia may want to attend Gladneyís free international adoption session on the 10th at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston. For more information, contact Rosemary at 713-984-2402 or visit http://www.adoptionsbygladney.org.
Also on February 10th, the Adoption Community of New England organization will hold a workshop for anyone exploring adoption. Contact Joan Clark at info@AdoptionCommunityofNE.org or call 508-429-4260 for details.
Many adoptive families face adoption-related issues with their school-aged children. An online seminar designed especially for educators, as well as parents and adoption professionals, will be available March 5th. This course addresses school issues and internationally adopted children and costs about $96. Contact admin@bgcenterSchool.org or call for details.
Mandala Adoptions will host a free international adoption seminar at the agency in Hillsborough, North Carolina, on March 6th. Contact Tara Collier at email@example.com or call 919-732-4321 if you would like to attend.
The American Adoption Councilís 28th annual conference, entitled Freedom Trail to Truth in Adoption, is planned for March 7th through 10th at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club near Boston. Registration for all three days is $250 for AAC members and $325 for nonmembers. The conference will provide a wide choice of workshops that cover topics such as search and reunion, transracial adoption, international adoption, siblings, donor insemination, safe haven laws, openness in adoption, rights of adoptees, special needs issues and concerns, current trends in adoption, and much, much more. A complete itinerary, with descriptions of all workshops, is available on the AAC web site. Social workers may be eligible for 17 continuing education credits for attending this conference. The early registration deadline is Monday, February 12, 2007. Register online at http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org, by phone at 202-483-3399, or by mail at American Adoption Congress, Post Office Box 42730, Washington, DC 20015. Adoption professionals wishing to receive continuing eduction credits for attending the conference should note this on their registration form.
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