Join us at the 2018 National Adoption Conference

In 2018, the community of adoption professionals will gather in our nation's capital on June 20–22 to explore the strong principles that unite us. Join National Council For Adoption as we take a look at foundational and innovative practices serving children and families impacted by adoption. Stand up for children and families through our Congressional advocacy day, and collaborate with practitioners and leaders from across the country through two and a half days of content-focused sessions to develop united goals for increased consistency and excellence in the field of adoption. Social work CEU will be available. We hope to see you there!

Advocacy Day will be held Wednesday, June 20. You’re invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to engage with Members of Congress to share your adoption experiences and ask for their support on adoption-related legislation. Your voice can help shape the future of adoption for thousands of children and families across our nation and around the world. Everyone in the adoption community is welcome to join! In order to schedule your meetings, we ask that you register by June 1st. (For conference attendees, Advocacy Day is included in your conference registration. No separate registration is required.)

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Past Conferences

NCFA has hosted the National Adoption Conference since 1980. Here are our most recent events.


Moving Mountains for Children
A Call for a More Ethical and Professional Adoption Practice

The Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Lakewood, CO
June 21 – 23, 2017


From Helping to Healing
Tomorrow’s Children in Today’s World of Adoption and Family Formation

The JW Marriott Hotel
New Orleans, LA
September 22 - 24, 2016


Putting Family First
Family Strengthening to Adoption

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
Arlington, VA
June 22 - 24, 2015


Charting a New Path
Creativity vs. Reactivity

Buena Vista Palace
Orlando, FL
​June 19 - 20, 2014


Leading Change from Within
Aspire. Plan. Create.

Buena Vista Palace​
Orlando, FL
​June 13 - 15, 2013


Working Together to Get Back to the Heart of the Matter

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
​June 13 - 16, 2012