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National Adoption Conference 2018, Washington, D.C.

  • The Hotel at UMD 7777 South Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD United States (map)

"Honoring Family and Birth Mother Adoption Choices:  Federal Policy Innovations to Protect Agency Diversity" presented by Robin Fretwell Wilson & Stanley Carlson-Thies

This workshop will explore ways to ensure continued diversity of adoption agencies to serve prospective adoptive families and birth mothers, who are themselves diverse in religions and values. A particular focus will be reconfiguring how federal financing supports adoption and foster care services to put at the forefront the interests of children and the choices and values of families and birth mothers.