Adoption, child welfare, orphan care symposium coming to New York

The Joint Council on International Children Service's 36th Annual Child Welfare Symposium will be held in New York City, April 16–18, 2012 at the Conference Center, 130 E.59th Street, New York, NY.
The Symposium brings together 200 professionals in the area of child welfare, adoption and orphan care for three days of information gathering, idea sharing and networking. All those with an interest in ensuring that children live, grow and flourish in a permanent, safe and loving family are invited to attend.
This year, sessions cover topics such as post-adoption nutrition, the future of international adoption, and the changing media landscape with regard to permanency solutions for children.
Speakers include Rita Soronen, Executive Director of the Dave Thomas Foundation, Kathleen Strottman , Executive Director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and Ambassador Susan Jacob from the U.S. Department of State. 

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