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A Premier Continuing Education Conference for Adoption Professionals

NCFA's annual conference offers continuing education and high-caliber training to professionals from the adoption, social work, and child welfare communities who all share a common commitment to helping children thrive in nurturing, permanent families.

The Conference gives you an opportunity to learn from experts, refine your application of best practices, network with fellow professionals, and be re-inspired for the important work that you do in your community, region, and the world.

Join us in Indianapolis on July 15th - 17th, 2022

Conference attendees will delight in the paramount convenience and unrivaled comfort of Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.  After a bustling day of training and networking, fuel up with your favorite comfort foods at Conner's Kitchen + Bar, serving classic home-style cuisine with an elevated flare. Sumptuously plush bedding, Smart TVs and panoramic city views await to welcome you to modern luxury. In the morning, stop by Loaf + Vine, the grab-and-go market for a tasty breakfast pastry and coffee. From the welcoming lobby to the stylish accommodations, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown will redefine your perception of relaxation.

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Submit a Proposal to Speak

The 2022 National Adoption Conference planning team has issued a Request for Proposals. The RFP is open until December 17th. Click here to view previous Conference programs.

After two years of virtual-only conferences, we are excited to come together at the Crossroads of America for our 2022 Conference! Our time in Indianapolis is meant to create connection, build community, and most importantly provide excellent education and training for today’s adoption professionals who are facing significant challenges and changes in the field that will shape the future of adoption.

As this year’s theme suggests, we are seeking professional-level proposals that will elevate diverse perspectives, address emerging topics and recent research, and equip attendees to navigate changes in the field, together. Attendees represent a broad cross-section of professional roles and work in a variety of settings, including domestic and intercountry adoption, adoption law, mental health, and foster care/child welfare systems. We are especially interested in proposals that will facilitate dialogue, interaction, and practical application.

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The 2021 Virtual Conference Attendee Hub is available until October 31st so that registered attendees may access session recordings, submit requests for training certificates or CE credit, and complete the general conference survey.

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