Event Dates

Mar 25, 2022
Mar 26, 2022
Add to Calendar 20220325T0001 20220326T2359 Adoption Initiative Conference 2020/2022

The Adoption Initiative 

St. John's University in Collaboration with Montclair State University

The Evolution of Adoption Practice: Activist and Community Perspectives


 Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2022

Download a PDF of the Program Schedule AIC 2020/2022



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**To get help on the day of the conference, we will have Tech Support and we have Volunteers. To contact either, go to Messages and type either "Dryfta" (for tech support) or "Volunteer" (for other assistance) in the search bar to contact help. 

***If you have not already done so, you must be registered on this site to be able to attend the conference. 

Paying through EventBrite AND registering for a ticket on this site is required for attendance. No additional payment is required on this website. 

We wish for you the strength to endure. In particular, to our Asian community members, increased racism and violence continues to escalate, as times become more desperate. Let us stand together.

Please see The Adoption Initiative's Statement on Black Lives Matter #BLM(download PDF) crafted by Daniel Drennan ElAwar on behalf of the Adoption Initiative.  

St. John's University, New York, NY Adoption Initiative Conference 2020/2022 adoptioninitiative@gmail.com

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CE Offerings

The Adoption Initiative is planning to offer Continuing Education Units for Psychology. 

Continuing Education Credits are available for Psychologists from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New York State Educational Department through the St. John's University office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs.

There is a processing fee of $25.00 for psychology (APA) credits payable via check or money order which should be mailed to:   

Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP 

St. John's University

Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs

Marillac Hall 402B

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

A certificate of completion will be mailed to you after the conference.

Purchase Tickets 

To register for this conference, please fill out the Adoption Initiative Attendee Registration Form on this website. 

(On the Tickets page, click "Select Number of Attendees" to complete the form.)

To purchase tickets for the conference and/or to make a donation to the Adoption Initiative, go to Adoption Initiative on EventBrite


In an effort to be inclusive of those whose lives have been impacted by care and welfare systems including adoption, as well as those who might not necessarily have the means to pay for conference registration for other reasons, we are asking participants to consider donating more to help cover the costs for potential attendees so impacted.

Further to this, we are on a case-by-case basis extending discounted registration to those unable to attend due to financial constraints. Please contact Daniel Drennan ElAwar [drennan@panix.com] for further information if you would like to attend but are unable to for financial reasons.

We thank all of our community for thus allowing a broad spectrum of participants to attend our conference, and for helping make sure that all those who wish to attend are able to do so.

Attendee Registration

Create an account and register for the conference. After completing the registration, tickets can be purchased at EventBrite

ADA Accommodations 

The Adoption Initiative Conference is seeking to promote inclusivity for all. We will seek to provide American Sign Language interpreters throughout the conference upon request. Please email the adoptioninitiative@gmail.com with requests and indicate requests when registering. Requests for accommodations can be placed when registering for the conference. Requests must be placed by Monday, March 7, 2022. 

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To become a sponsor or donate to support the Adoption Initiative's work, go to Sponsorship Packages

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