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Ready to adopt? Looking for birth family? Want a more connected family?
70+ adoption experts. 1 week. 100% free to watch live from home.
The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 70+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights. 

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-28, 2019.
 
At the Adoption Summit, you can learn...
  • How to adopt a baby in the U.S.
  • How to adopt a foster child.
  • How to adopt a baby internationally.
  • How to find your biological family with DNA testing. 
  • How to select an adoption professional.
  • How to navigate the home study process.
  • How to protect yourself against adoption scams.
  • Marketing secrets for adoption agencies.
  • How to create an awesome adoption profile. 
  • How to pay for your adoption.
  • Digital marketing strategies ​to find adoption situations. 
  • How to have a stronger, more connected adoptive family. 
  • Essential insights into a transracial adoption.
  • And much, much, more! 
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Adoption Summit Speakers
Delilah
Keynote Speaker & Inductee in the Adoption Champions Hall of Fame
Delilah is the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S. Delilah’s soothing voice, open heart and love of music have expanded her audience to more than eight million weekly listeners on approximately 160 radio stations in the U.S. 

As a mother of 15 children, 12 of whom she adopted, Delilah established a foundation called Point Hope as a voice for forgotten children everywhere. Now in its 15th year, the immediate focus of the Foundation is on refugee children in Ghana and on special needs children in the foster care system nationwide and in her neighborhood of White Center in Seattle. She was recognized by the National Council of Adoption in 2018, being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Read Delilah's full bio on the Speakers page. 
Adoption Expert Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews
Founder/Director of Adoptive Family Resources, and
 Adoptive Parent 
Deferred Disclosure: Intercountry Adoptees who struggle with Grief and Ambiguous Loss
Adoption Expert David Barnett
David Barnett
CORE Family Resources
What I Wish My Foster/Adopt Parents Knew about
Complex Trauma
Adoption Expert Christine Bauer
Christine Bauer
Proud Birth Mother, Mother & Grandmother, Author, Writer & Communication Professional Choice, Chance and Motherhood: A Birth Mother's Perspective
Adoption Expert Laura Jean Beauvais
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 Laura Belk
Laura Belk
Adoptive Mother, & Founder and CEO of Nurturing Nations 
Special Needs Adoption - Every Life has Value
Adoption Expert Kristopher Bennett
Kristopher Bennett
Director of Growth for Adoption.com
Social Media Secrets, Adoption
and You
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 Pre & Post-Adoption 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 Diane Dewey
Diane Dewey
Published Author 
Reunification: Questions and Answers
Adoption Expert Liz Butler Duren
Liz Butler Duren
Award-Winning Author
The Journey to Me, Adoption
and Identity
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 & 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 Pre & Post-Adoption Services Department, Therapist, Parent Educator, & Coach
Our Coaching Services Offered at Spence - Chapin
Adoption Expert Todd Gaudin
Todd Gaudin
Leads On Point Legal, & Accepted into the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Are Adoptions a Good Thing?
Adoption Expert Joy Goldstein
Joy Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Executive Director of Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc., &
Adoptive Mother
Positive Relationships with Birth Family Pre & Post Placement
Adoption Expert Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
Attorney, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, & Adoptive Father 
Positive Relationships with Birth Family Pre & Post Placement
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 Adoption.com
Credibility Marketing for
Adoption Organizations
Adoption Expert Susan Devan Harness
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 Adoption.com
10 Secrets on Content Marketing for Adoption Agencies
Adoption Expert Michael Hill
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 Amber Yerkey James
Amber Yerkey James
Founder of New Beginnings
Family Law, P.C.
Best Practices Regarding Notice to Fathers in an Adoption
Adoption Expert Lauren Jiang
Lauren Jiang, MSW
Director of Pre & Post-Adoption 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 Pre & Post-Adoption Services Department
Our Coaching Services Offered at Spence - Chapin
Adoption Expert Sandra Harper Lamgo
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 Tiffany Layne
Tiffany Layne
Adoptive Mom, & Writer
After the Adoption Decree
Adoption Expert Kristen Mallory
Kristen Mallory
Licensed Social Worker, & 
Been Working in the Adoption
 Field for 15 Years. 
National Best Practice Standards for Home Studies
Adoption Expert James W. Miskowski
James W. Miskowski
Practicing Law in New York &
New Jersey,
Gestational Surrogacy
Adoption Expert Anne Moody
Anne Moody
Co-Director of an Infant Adoption Agency, Author & Adoptive Parent
When Our Daughter Has
Racist Encounters
Adoption Expert Meldie Moore
Meldie Moore
Former Prosecutor, & Practices Family Formation Law
Adoption Fraud and Other
Adoption Crimes
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 ExpertDaniel Nehrbass
Daniel Nehrbass, PhD
President of Nightlight Christian Adoptions, Published Author &Writer, Worked as a Pastor, Professional Counselor, &
Adjunct Professor
Giving BIRTH to your
ADOPTED Child
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 Barbara Neiman
Barbara Neiman, OTR
Adoptive Parent, & Author
Coregulation for Adoptive Parents and Teens
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 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 Adoption.com
& Adjunct Faculty
Design Secrets and Strategies for 
Adoption Organization  
Adoption Expert Marcy Pusey
 Marcy Pusey
Certified Rehabilitation
Counselor, Speaker, Coach, and   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
Jayne Schmidt 
Accreditation Director at the Council on Accreditation, Managed COA's Hague Intercountry Adoption Accreditation, Managed Updates to COA's Child Welfare Standards, & Licensed Social Worker
National Best Practice Standards for Home Studies
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 Lucy Shaw
Lucy Shaw, LMSW
Outreach & 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 & 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 Kimberly Surratt
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 Ashley Hill Trotter
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 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 Amanda Winsor
Amanda Winsor
Executive Director of Adoption Summit,  Adoption Coaching, Customer Service Director for Adoption.com, Licensed
Social Worker
Creating a Powerful
Adoption Profile
Adoption Expert Nicole Witt
Nicole Witt
Executive Director of The
Adoption Consultancy
Adopt with Ease
Adoption Expert Joseph Yarrington
Joseph Yarrington
Project and Marketing Manager
at Adoption.com
Digital Marketing for Adoption Agencies: Tips & Tricks
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
Books Written by Adoption Summit Speakers
Click image to purchase book
accepted
the adopted teen workbook
adopting a baby
adoption means love
adoption secrets
All About You
arms full of love
Balanced
Birth Mother Stories
Bitterroot
The Children Money Can Buy
Coco & Olive the Color of Love
Complete Adoption Book
Finding Family
From Pain to Parenthood
Guide to DNA Testing
Hooray for You
How Much Does Adoption Cost & How Do I Pay For It?
How to Connect
I Wished for You
Love Matters
Love Someone Today
Moms' Night Out
Mansion on a Hill
My Little Valentine
one heart at a time
Parenting Children of Trauma
Pregnant? Not Sure What To Do?
Speranza Sweater
Reclaiming Hope
Tandem book
Teen Mom
Those Three Words
tummy mummy
ultimate guide finding birth
Yes, I'm Adopted!
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About the Adoption Summit...
About the Adoption Summit...
Adoption.com 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. 

Welcome to the Adoption Summit. 

Adoption.com 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. 

Welcome to the Adoption Summit. 

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About the Adoption Summit...
Adoption.com 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. 

Welcome to the Adoption Summit. 

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