Monday, January 12, 2015

Parenting Through Adoption Conference

CAFFA Welcomes You To Our 22nd
Parenting Through Adoption Conference 2015 
Join Us March 7, 2015:  Register Now!

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for CAFFA's Parenting Through Adoption Conference!   
  • Anyone considering adoption or touched by adoption is welcome to attend.
  • You may download a copy of our detailed brochure from our website.
  • Please register online.  Phone and mail-in
    reservations will not be accepted.  The deadline for all registrations is February 28, 2015 Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Following a riveting Keynote Panel Presentation (see below), our day will feature numerous workshops for pre-adoptive, foster, waiting, birth, and adoptive parents, as well as for adoption professionals.  
  • We will offer an on-site bookstore, a Fair Trade Market, and an extensive Exhibitor Hall to make sure you leave with an armload of resources! 
  • We will offer Foster Care License renewal hours for families, and CEU's For Adoption Professionals seeking Social Worker credits (6 educational hours). 
  • For more information on our keynote speakers, workshop selections, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors, as well as registration information, please visit our main conference website.
Please feel free to forward this information on to anyone you feel would be interested.  Thank you and hope to see you there!
Adoption Professionals

  • For all of our Adoption Professional partners - if you have not already joined us to participate, there is still time to register as an Exhibitor and / or a Sponsor
  • To attend our conference as a guest and / or receive CEU's, please visit our Registration site.
Help us get the word out:  please circulate this conference information widely to your clients and colleagues by forwarding this e-letter, adding our conference website link to your own website, and/or promoting the event through your own social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  You may also contact to receive a 1-page flier for distribution.  We appreciate your support!
We hope to see you there--thank you!
Keynote Presentation
"Growing Up Adopted"
Adult Adoptees will share their personal stories and their continued journeys in the Adoption Community.
Amy Kenney 
Amy's passion for adoption is rooted in her own experience as an adoptee. She was adopted as a baby in a closed adoption in the 1970s in South Dakota.   

Carmen Knight  
Carmen is an international transracial adoptee from Peru.  She has been working in the adoption community since 2006 and is currently at The Cradle.  
Nathan Ross came into foster care in 1999 . Once in care, he spent two years in a foster home and was then adopted when he was 14.  Nathan now works full time in the Adoption Community.
Local Accommodations
 Wheaton College
This year's conference will once again, be hosted at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.  All portions of the event will be held at Barrows Auditorium in the BGC.
Hotel Block
We have made arrangements with the Holiday Inn & Suites in Carol Stream to offer guests of the CAFFA conference special rates and complimentary shuttle service to and from the conference.  These block rates are available until February 15, 2015.
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