Education Opportunities: Adoption Conferences for 2013


Adoption education is something we take very seriously at MLJ. We are constantly learning new and important things about adoption. Our dedicated staff is always eager to learn more, and share that knowledge with others.


Before bringing your child home, MLJ provides Adoption Preparation Education to prepare families for the entire adoption journey. But we also encourage families to continue learning, even after the adoption process is complete. All of our clients are welcome to continue attending education classes after their child is home. Conferences are also a great way to gain applicable knowledge for you and your family, and continue education.


MLJ’s Crossroads of America Adoption Conference will return to Indianapolis in 2014. Until then, here is a list of upcoming adoption conferences around the US. These conferences give adoption professionals and adoptive families a great opportunity to stay connected in an adoption network, as well as an opportunity to learn. Also, don’t forget that MLJ will continue to host Adoption Themed Weekends where many of our education classes will be held, along with fun country-themed parties!


April 10-14

American Adoption Congress

Cleveland, OH

**MLJ’s Judy Miller will be presenting!


April 11-13

New Worlds of Adoption Conference

Amherst, MA

Rudd Adoption Research Program


April 19-20

Empowered to Connect

Chicago, IL

$35, CEUs available

Karyn Purvis


April 20

Beyond Consequences

St. Louis, MO

Free entry w/purchase of any Heather Forbes Book


May 3

Beyond Consequences

Grand Rapids, MI


May 1

LIVE in the Story

Together for Adoption Partnering with Chosen for Life ministries and Christian Alliance for Orphans

Pre-Summit Intensive

Nashville, TN

Registration: $25


May 2-3

Orphan Summit

Nashville, TN

Conference Details and Registration available in early 2013

EARLY REGISTRATION Non-Members – $159 *Note that prices will increase on April 1st: Non-Members – $175


For more information about MLJ Adoptions’ international adoption programs, please click here.

Jordan Kelly is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business where she majored in Marketing. As an assistant at MLJ Adoptions, Jordan does everything from event planning and managing social media, to writing blogs and designing advertisements.