Adoption Summit is the largest FREE online adoption conference brought to you by—the world's most-used adoption site. From the convenience of your home, on September 23-27, 2019, you can watch 50+ presentations from adoption community leaders and experts.  Join us. 
The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 60+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights. 

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-27, 2019, or for a small fee, you can purchase an All-Access Pass to get access to the summit videos for 12 months along with a variety of other benefits. 
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At the Adoption Summit, you can learn...
  • How the adoption process works (international/domestic).
  • How to find your biological family with DNA testing. 
  • What to look for in an adoption professional. 
  • How to navigate the home study process.
  • How to have patience in the adoption process. 
  • What happens when a birth parent revokes the adoption.
  • Moving on from infertility to adoption.
  • Training for individuals working with at-risk children
  • How to protect yourself against adoption scams.
  • The culture of black hair care
  • How to navigate post-adoption.
  • How to create an awesome adoption profile. 
  • How to pay for your adoption.
  • The impact of the Internet on adoption.
  • Digital marketing strategies​to find adoption situations. 
  • Adoption fraud and other adoption-related crimes. 
  • How to have a stronger, more connected adoptive family. 
  • Why consequences/rewards don't work for a hurting child
  • Marketing secrets for adoption agencies.
  • Essential insights into a transracial adoption.
  • How to apply for an adoption grant
  • And much, much, more! 
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Books Written by Adoption Summit Speakers
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Adoption Summit Speakers
Adoption Expert David Barnett
David Barnett
CORE Family Resources
What I Wish My Foster/Adopt Parents Knew about Complex Trauma
Adoption Expert Kristopher Bennett
Christine Bauer
Proud Birth Mother, Mother & Grandmother, Author, Writer & Communication Professional Choice, Chance and Motherhood: A Birth Mother's Perspective
Adoption Expert Kristopher Bennett
Laura Jean Beauvais, MPH, MA, LPC,
Director of Counseling | Attachment Specialist I| Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner| Counselor/Coach
The Nutritional and Dietary Needs of 
Adopted Children
Adoption Expert Kristopher Bennett
Kristopher Bennett
Director of Growth for
Social Media and Adoption
Adoption Expert Elizabeth Berkowitz
Elizabeth Berkowitz
Attorney, Member of the Florida Adoption Council, and serves on the Board of the Directors for the Florida Adoption Council, as the Treasurer
What Happens When a Birth Parent Revokes/Invalidates?
Adoption Expert Tasha Blaine
Tasha Blaine, LMSW
Manager of Spence-Chapin’s Post-Adoption Support Services Department
How to Prepare for the Open Adoption Experience
Adoption Expert John R. Brooks
John R. Brooks
Senior Financial Executive in the Media Finance Industry, Advocacy Around Suicide Awareness
& Prevention, & Author
My Daughter, The Stranger
Adoption Expert Birney Bull
Birney Bull
Former President of the Board of Savannah Care Center, a Crisis Pregnancy Center
The Role of Birth Mothers
Adoption Expert Michelle-Madrid Branch
Michelle-Madrid Branch
Author, Speaker, International Adoptee, 
Global Adoption Advocate
Words Matter and the Power of 
Unconditional Love
Adoption Expert Denalee Chapman
Denalee Chapman
Published Author, Speaker, 
Adoptive Mom
5 Strategies for a Powerful and Positive Reunification Experience
Adoption Expert Kelly Ellison
Diane Dewey
Published Author 
Reunification: Questions and Answers
Adoption Expert Kelly Ellison
Kelly Ellison
Founder of Your Adoption Finance Coach
Financing Your Adoption
Adoption Expert Angie Elliston
Angie Elliston
Adoptive Parent of 13 & Adoption Advocate
What Adoptive Parents Should Have on
 Their Radar
Adoption Expert Alison England
Alison England, LMSW
Adoptive Mom, Best-Selling Author in Christian Adoption, Co-founded Momentum Adoptions and Professor at Arizona State University 
The Secrets of Passing the Home Study
Adoption Expert Beth Friedberg
Beth Friedberg, LCSW
Associate Director of Spence-Chapin’s Post-Adoption Support Services Department, Former Therapist, Parent Educator, & Coach
Our Coaching Services Offered at Spence - Chapin
Adoption Expert Tricia Goyer
 Tricia Goyer
Author of more than 70 books, USA Today Best-Selling Author, Won Two Carol Awards, Retailer’s Best Award, Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference
Calming Angry Kids
Adoption Expert Karen Greenberg
 Karen Greenberg
 Partner at Konowitz & Greenberg, 
Wellesley Hills, MA
The Language of Adoption
Adoption Expert Rebecca Gruenspan
Rebecca Gruenspan
Founder of RG Adoption Consulting, Single Adoptive Mother
Roadmap to a Quicker Domestic Adoption
Adoption Expert Deb Guston
 Deb Guston
New Jersey Attorney, Former President of the Academy of Adoption, & Assisted 
Reproduction Attorneys
Confirming Parentage through Adoption for 
LGBTQ Parents
Adoption Expert Nathan Gwilliam
Nathan Gwilliam
Founder and CEO for
Credibility Marketing for Adoption Organizations
Adoption Expert Anne Gyemant Paris
 Anne Gyemant Paris
Founder & Managing Attorney of 
Gyemant Paris Law
What Do I Look for in an Adoption Lawyer?
Adoption Expert Anne Gyemant Paris
Susan Devan Harness
Author, Member of the Salish-Kootenai Confederated Tribes, & an American Indian Transracial Adoptee.
Open Adoption for Transracial Adoptees: Why We Need to Have this Conversation
Adoption Expert Caroline Hibbard
Caroline Hibbard
Editor and Content Manager for
10 Secrets on Content Marketing for 
Adoption Agencies
Adoption Expert Caroline Hibbard
Michael Hill
Associate Director at Adoption STAR, Speaker,  Advocate of Permanency Planning, &
Adoptive Father
Openness in Adoption
Adoption Expert Richard Hill
 Richard Hill
Author & First Adoptee known to Identified Birth Family through Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing
Finding Family with DNA Testing
Adoption Expert Tamra Hyde
 Tamra Hyde
Birth Mother, Advocate for Adoption, and Motivational Speaker
Love No Matter What
Adoption Expert Lauren Jiang
Lauren Jiang, MSW
Director of Permanency & Client Services at Spence-Chapin
How to Prepare for the Open Adoption Experience
Adoption Expert Laura Johnson
Laura Johnson
Director of Texas Adoption Home Studies 
& Licensed Professional Counselor
Preparing for Your Adoption Home Study
Adoption Expert Deanna Kahler
Deanna Kahler
Proud Mom & Freelance Writer
Beyond Biology: Why Love and Bonding Are 
Real in Adoption
Adoption Expert Mark Lacava
Mark Lacava, LCSW-R
Executive Vice President of Spence-Chapin’s Post-Adoption Support Services Department
Our Coaching Services Offered at Spence - Chapin
Adoption Expert Mark Lacava
Sandra Harper Lamgo 
Author, Writer, Adoptive Mom
7 Must Know Facts about Adopting a Drug Exposed Baby
Adoption Expert Coleen Lahr
 Coleen Lahr
Author & Adoptive Mother
Surviving the Sales Pitch and the Reality of 
the Wait
Adoption Expert Coleen Lahr
Tiffany Layne
Adoptive Mom, & Writer
After the Adoption Decree
Adoption Expert Samantha Morgan
Anne Moody
Co-Director of an Infant Adoption Agency, Author & Adoptive Parent
When Our Daughter Has Racist Encounters
Adoption Expert Samantha Morgan
Samantha Morgan
Adoptive Mom, Infertility Survivor, & Writer
Changing Gears from Fertility Treatments 
to Adoption
Adoption Expert Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy
Director of Programs and Marketing for the 
Gift of Adoption
Gift of Adoption - Applying for a Grant
Adoption Expert Alice Murray
Alice Murray
Adoption Attorney,  Author, Speaker
Protecting Yourself Against Adoption Scams
Adoption Expert Herbie Newell
Herbie Newell
President/Executive Director of Lifeline 
Children’s Services
Finding Families for Children: The Condition, Needs, and Challenges of International Adoption
Adoption Expert KelLee Parr
KelLee Parr
Author, Teacher, & Former Agriculture Missionary in Guatemala
My Little Valentine: The Story of a Mother and Daughter's Lost Love
Adoption Expert Jules Phelps
Jules Phelps
Creative Director for
Design Secrets and Strategies for 
Adoption Organization  
Adoption Expert Marcy Pusey
 Marcy Pusey
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Speaker, Coach, & Best-Selling Author
Threads of Hope: Tying Your Child's Past into Peace for Today and Healing for Tomorrow
Adoption Expert Christy Reppe
 Christy Reppe
Post-Adoption Coordinator for the Post-Adoption Resource Center of Wisconsin, Serving the Adoption Triad & Adoptive Parents
Pin It: Creative Ideas in Post Adoption
Adoption Expert Marianne Richmond
 Marianne Richmond
Best-Selling Author & Artist 
I Wished For You: Picture Books to Communicate Love and... 
Adoption Expert Jill Robbins
 Jill Robbins
Adoptive Parent, Air Force Veteran, and Author
Post-Adoption Depression: It's really a thing and how you can get in front of it
Adoption Expert Katherine Roth
Katherine Roth
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adoption Competent Certified in Florida & Co-Founder of Foundations for Growth
How and When to Discuss Adoption with
 Your Child
Adoption Expert Jennifer Schneider
Jennifer Schneider
Executive Director of For His Children, a Christian children’s home in Ecuador 
A Trauma Informed Approach to Training Individuals Working with At-Risk Children
Adoption Expert Lisa Simpson
 Lisa Simpson
Owner and Attorney of Simpson Law Firm
Discovering Birth Parent Fraud and/or Other 
Legal Issues
Adoption Expert Nichole Skellenger
Lucy Shaw, LMSW
Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Raising Kids in Open Adoption
Adoption Expert Nichole Skellenger
 Nicole Skellenger
Worked in Intercountry Adoption, Attorney,  Former Executive Director of an Indiana Adoption Agency
Citizenship and Finalizing Your Adoption
Adoption Expert Shelley Skuster
Shelley Skuster
Award-Winning Television News Reporter, Adoptive Mother, Writer
From Infertility to Adoption: What You Need 
to Know
Adoption Expert Chrystal Smith
Chrystal Smith
Founder and CEO of Foster Village Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports 
children in foster care
Open Adoption through Foster Care
Adoption Expert Chrystal Smith
Kimberly Surratt 
Principal of Surratt Law Practice, Full-Service Reproductive, Adoption, Family& Estate Law Firm, & Acting as an Appeal Hearing Officer for Social Services for Abuse & Neglect
How to Reach Settlement with the Tribe
Adoption Expert Kanisha Tillman
 Kanisha Tillman
Owner of Tutus & Tennis Shoes LLC (TTS)
The Culture of Black Hair Care
Adoption Expert Kanisha Tillman
Ashley Hill Trotter, MSW
Licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey, Executive Director of Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, Inc., Author & Active Co-Leader of the Foster Care Ministry 
Care for the Caring: The Church's Role in 
Child Welfare
Adoption Expert Lindsy Wallace
Lindsy Wallace
Writer, Speaker, Adoptive Mom, 
Podcast Creator
Transracial Adoption, Racism, and You
Adoption Expert Sara Ward
 Sara Ward
Writer, Adoption Advocate, & Adoptive Mom
The Impact of the Internet on Adoption 
Adoption Expert Tracy Whitt
Tracy Whitt
Writer,  Speaker, & Advocate of Adopted, Foster, & Autistic Children
Why Consequences and Rewards Don't Work for the Hurting Child and
How to Help Your Adopted Child Sleep
Adoption Expert Amanda Winsor
Amanda Winsor
Adoption Coaching & Customer Service Director for 
Creating a Powerful Adoption Profile
Adoption Expert Nicole Witt
Nicole Witt
Executive Director of The Adoption Consultancy
Adopt with Ease
Adoption Expert David White
David White, MBA, MSW
Developed Fostering Great Ideas in 2010, 
MBA & MSW in Child Welfare & Professor teaching Social Impact
The Sibling Bond: How to Maintain As You 
Prepare for Adoption
Adoption Expert Katie Zimmerman
 Katie Zimmerman
 Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Purl 
Adoption Advisory
5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Adoption Advisor or Consultant
Adoption Expert Sharlie Zinnegar
 Sharlie Zinniger
Author & Adoptive Parent
Adoption Is Love
Adoption Expert Sharlie Zinnegar
Joseph Yarrington
Project and Marketing Manager at
Digital Marketing for Adoption Agencies: 
Tips & Tricks
Adoption Community
About the Adoption Summit... is the world's most-visited adoption site. And for the very first time, we are producing Adoption Summit--a free, online adoption conference. Our mission is to give a platform to adoption experts and leaders to share their insights with members of the adoption community. Whether you are an adoptee or birth parent searching for your biological family, a hopeful adoptive parent just getting into the world of adoption, an adoption professional, or expectant mother who has a lot of questions regarding the adoption process, we're here to help each and every one of you. 

That's why we created the Adoption Summit. 

We have gathered a group of leading experts who know adoption. They know what to look for in selecting an adoption agency, how to find your birth family through DNA testing, how to use search angels, the secrets of completing the home study, how to connect with your adopted child, how to finance your adoption, and much, much more. 

We know that for most members of the adoption community, it would be impossible to drive to a specific location to attend this summit if it wasn't online. For a physical event, you might spend many hundreds of dollars on travel, housing, and food. So we decided to create a virtual adoption summit to help you have more convenient access to learn from leading adoption experts. 

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