Friday, January 22, 2010

New England Adoption Conference, April 17, 2010

Save the Date!

Adoption Community of New England, Inc.

Identity in Adoption: Glimpses Beneath the Masks

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Bellingham High School
60 Blackstone Street
Bellingham, MA 02019

Featuring keynote speaker Debbie Riley

Director, Center for Adoption Support & Education and Author of Beneath the Mask

The Adoption Community of New England serves all those touched by adoption, including:
  • Adopted persons
  • Extended family members
  • Adoptive families
  • Prospective adopters
  • Birth families
  • Adoption professionals

There will be more than 85 workshops at this year’s conference that will appeal to adopted persons, adoptive families, extended families, birth parents and prospective adopters. 

I will be presenting:

Universality of Grief: Mothers Who Lose Children to Adoption

With a PowerPoint overview, presenter will explore the continuum of mother losses and the universality of mothers’ grief, the impact of class, age and powerlessness on adoption loss, alternatives to adoption loss, and empowerment of mothers.  Presenter: Mirah Riben, activist, lecturer, freelance writer, author, shedding light on...The Dark Side of Adoption, and The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry.

The 2010 brochure and access to online conference registration will be posted soon on the ACONE website at:

I look forward to seeing old and new friends!

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