Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference

Nurture and Heal Overcoming the Circle of Trauma and Taking Care of Ourselves

The Coalition’s 29th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference 

May 10-12, 2018 Albany, New York 


For almost three decades, the Coalition’s annual statewide conference has provided an opportunity for foster, adoptive and relative care parents to join with professionals to be inspired, network and learn about the latest in the field.

Aimed at parents and professionals alike, the conference brings leaders in the child welfare field to New York and offers a variety of topical workshops designed to deepen the knowledge of attendees, make connections to other parents and professionals and give attendees tools they can bring home and share in their community.  Nationally-known plenary speakers and workshop presenters share their knowledge and expertise to help participants gain perspective, increase skills, and learn to appreciate the positives. 


Call for Workshop Proposals

The Coalition is seeking presenters for our annual conference.

We encourage foster, kinship and adoptive parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, birth parents, youth formerly in foster care, therapists, child advocates and researchers to submit workshop proposals for one or more of our thirty workshops.  Workshops, which will be offered on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, are 75 to 80 minutes in length.

Submissions are due by Friday December 8th! 

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Past Coalition Foster Care and Adoption Conference Archives

Find information about past conferences, access workshop materials, handouts and brochures, check out the pictures, or order audio versions of the speakers and workshops; explore the Foster Care and Adoption Conference archives here.  

            2015: Uniting Families AFFCNY Conference       2014 new york  foster care and adoption conference     2013 possibilities new york  foster care and adoption conference     2012 Family NY adoption and foster care conference 

Healing Connections- 2011 annual adoption and foster care conference         2009 new york foster care and adoption conference      2008 adoption conference      2007 new york foster care and adoption conference

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Want or need more information?  Contact us at info@affcny.org or call our main office at (646) 688-4321.

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