Speaker Spotlight: Michele Jackson Speaking at National Conference for Adoption


Michele Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of MLJ Adoptions, will be presenting at the 2013 National Conference for Adoption in Orlando, Florida this week. Michele will be presenting to adoption professionals in a presentation titled, Analysis of Risk in an International Adoption Program and Liability Management for Agencies.

This session will focus on international adoption and evaluation of the legal and cultural risks. The presentation will outline causing factors, offer practical tips and strategies for dealing with those risks, and mitigating risks and liabilities for an agency. A thorough review of challenges and changes in international adoption and analysis of cultural and political pressures and trends will help attendees understand the process and provide insight into the risks and options for programs in international adoption.

Michele will be covering such an important area of adoption agency management. This will be a “do not miss” session for those on the management track at the 2013 NCFA Conference. International adoption is ever changing, with country programs booming or busting, it is vital to strategically plan for such changes with legal and cultural risks in mind.

Michele is regarded as one of the foremost legal authorities in international adoption. She is a frequent speaker addressing audiences both nationally and internationally in various areas of international adoption. She also spoke just last month at the 37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium in New York City, sponsored by the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS). During this “lightning talk,” Michele covered the topic of Analysis of Risk in an International Adoption Program and Strategic Planning for Growth Amidst the Risk and Hague Convention. Her presentation was part of a fast-paced session for attendees to hear about different child and family-related topics from professionals in a variety of fields.

Michele is always willing to share her knowledge and expertise with others. I have had the opportunity to hear Michele speak many times and am looking forward to attending this session with others in the adoption field. She is always able to engage an audience with her expertise and ability to explain more complex topics in a way that is easy to understand.

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

MLJ Adoptions is a Non-Profit, Hague-Accredited adoption service provider located in Indianapolis, Indiana, working in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Isles. We are passionate about serving children in need.