Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference

The Coalition’s 29th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference will be held on Thursday, May 10 – Saturday, May 12, 2018  at the Hilton Albany in Albany, New York

Conference Registration is Now OPEN!

We are thrilled to announce the Early Bird registration for the Conference is now happening.  Please go to the Registration page.  Thank you for your patience. 

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. 

Please Join Us for the 29th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference

As parents and professionals, we know the needs of our children sometime compete with the rewards our families and our work offer. Nurturing a child with a history of loss or other complex adverse experiences requires a deeper understanding of brain function, triggers and techniques. It also challenges us physically, mentally and emotionally.

The Coalition’s 2018 conference will explore innovative therapies and methods to assist in accepting, expressing and healing trauma for ourselves, our clients, our families and our children. We will also focus on what parents in the trenches and those in the field can do to ensure that they get the support and self-care that they  need to continue this vital work.

Conference Scholarship Applications Now Available! 

The Coalition is again able to offer scholarships to those interested in attending our annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference. There are two distinct types of support: Parents and Relative Caregivers and Child Welfare Professionals.  
For more information and to apply for a conference scholarship, please fill out the the scholarship application form on and submit when complete.

Reserve Your Exhibit Space!

Our Foster Care and Adoption Conference offers a unique opportunity for your organization to showcase its products and services with the hundreds of New York foster families, adoptive families, relative caregivers, professionals and advocates who attend the conference each year.  Make your reservation today.


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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

Make sure you sign up for the Coalition’s Newsletter to receive important updates on the upcoming Conference.
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Want or need more information?  Contact us at or call our main office at (646) 688-4321.

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