The National Adoption Conference


Registration for our online conference opens in mid-April!

On March 20th, we shared the disappointing news that we had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the National Adoption Conference as scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 in College Park, MD, due to the COVID-19 public health situation. 


The National Adoption Conference is a hallmark gathering for those who are deeply committed to the human right of every child, everywhere, to have a permanent, loving family. We look forward to gathering in person in the future to celebrate that commitment, honor the good work that so many of you are doing to serve children and families, and grow in the strength and quality of our practice.


We recognize that in the midst of unprecedented challenges to their work, adoption professionals are rising up in dedicated and innovative ways to meet the needs of the children and families they serve. To support and resource these professionals with vital training, continuing education, and connection with their colleagues in the field, NCFA is offering an online version of the National Adoption Conference!


What to Expect:

Up to eight hours of CE credit through sessions focused on topics of broad application for all adoption professionals including social services, case managers, agency leaders, and other professionals working in foster care, infant domestic and intercountry adoption. Schedule and speakers to be announced soon!


Dates & Times:

June 23rd & 24th: 11:15am – 5:00pm EST
June 25th: 11:15am – 3:00pm EST, Caucus meetups and other connection opportunities



  • Members, CE included - $80

  • Non-member, No CE - $100

  • Non-member, CE - $120

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About NCFA

Passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves to thrive in a nurturing, permanent family, National Council For Adoption’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of children, birth parents, adopted individuals, adoptive families, and all those touched by adoption through global advocacy, education, research, legislative action, and collaboration.

Founded in 1980, NCFA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

About the National Adoption Conference

The National Adoption Conference brings together professionals, resource organizations, and advocates from around the country who serve in a variety of fields, and all share a common commitment to helping children thrive in nurturing, permanent families.

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