Jewish Child Care Association

17th Annual Adoption and the Family Conference
New York City

Ametz logoAmetz is holding its 17th annual ADOPTION and the FAMILY CONFERENCE, Sunday, April 10, 2011 in New York City.

This year’s conference begins with the KEYNOTE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING YOUR FAMILY THROUGH ADOPTION, with Dina Rosenfeld, DSW, Director of the Undergraduate Social Work Program and Assistant Dean, NYU School of Social Work. Looking back on 30 years of work with more than 10,000 adoptive families, hear what a professional in the field has learned from those adopting and those living as adoptive families. Explore how past experiences influence your adoption and parenting journey as well as how to anticipate adoption lifecycle events, and strategies to enhance family relationships. register-online.jpg

Thirty (30) additional workshops cover everything you could want or need to know about adopting domestically or internationally, or living as an adoptive family. Speakers include Dr. Jane Aronson (“pediatrician to the stars”), Dr. Boris Gindis (expert in Russian and Chinese adoptions), Rebecca Harris (Joint Council on International Children’s Services), Terry Boggis (Center Kids), Sam Pitkowsky (President, Adoptive Parents Committee -NYC), Ametz staff members, members of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and representatives from adoption agencies, adult adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Hear which international adoption programs are open, the best way to develop relationships with birth parents, how to talk to your child and others about adoption, and more.

To register online, click on the ticket icon on the right or click the “Register Online” button at the bottom of the page. Registration includes keynote, full day of workshops, breakfast, lunch, and all materials. If you would prefer to send your registration by mail, download the registration form and send it with a check (made out to JCCA) to :
120 Wall St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10005

You may also fax the registration form to 212-558-9985. Please call 212-558-9949 to provide your credit card information after you have faxed the form.


By March 4, 2011: $100/one person   $150/two related persons
March 5-18, 2011: $125/one person   $175/two related persons
After March 18, 2011: $150/one person   $200/two related persons
6.5 CEUs for full day program through NASW at additional cost of $40

Scholarships are available.

Click here to see the conference at a glance (PDF)

Click here to download the full conference program (PDF)

Click here to download the presenter biographies (PDF)

Call 212-558-9949 or email for more information!


Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Time: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
The Conference Center
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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