We are pleased to announce that there will be a conference for adoptees, birthparents and adoptive parents on July 14-15, 2001 in Long Beach, CA. The event will be held at the following location:
2640 Lakewood Blvd.
Long Beach, CA. 90815
WEEKEND CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Saturday July 14, 2001
7:45-8:00 Opening Ceremony
8:00-9:00 "Core Issues"
Sharon Kaplan Roszia M.S., will speak about the lifelong impact on adoption.
9:00-10:00 "Primal Wound"
Nancy Verrier M.A., will speak about abandonment issues and the broken bond that occurs between a chld and their birthmother.
10:15-11:15 To Be Announced
11:15-12:30 Lunch (On your own)
12:30-2:15 "Unlocking the Heart of Adoption"
Sheila Ganz M.A., will discuss and show her film. There will be a Q&A; session immediately following the film.
2:30-3:30 "Reunion Issues"
Marlou Russell Ph.D., will speak on all aspects of the reunion process.
3:30-4:15 Two Personal Reunion Experiences
4:!5-4:30 Closing Ceremony
SUNDAY JULY 15, 2001
Breakfast (On your own)
All Day Picnic 11:00am-5:00pm (optional)
All you can eat, ativities, games and more!
Conference & Hotel Location
*The Kinship Center is an agency that finds permanent homes for children, as well as providing ongoing support groups, classes and conferences for all triad members. For information on their services, please see their website at