Permanency for Children
by The Center for Adoption
The Child Advocacy Program of Harvard Law School,
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute,
The Justice Action Center at New York Law School, and
The New York Law School Law Review
Friday, March 5, 2010
New York Law School
Auditorium and Events Center
Now in its seventh year, our annual conference
explores topics at the forefront of adoption policy in the United States
and internationally. This year's conference entitled, "Permanency
for Children,” focused on the national and international policies
promoting the preservation and reunification of families, as well as the
creation of permanent families for parentless children.
Expert panels discussed the major issues relating to the status of the world's 143 million unparented children. How can we answer the need for permanency in their lives? Topics such as domestic and international adoption, long-term care in foreign countries, and aiding biological families on both a national and multilateral level were addressed, as well as legal and immigration questions related to permanency issues.
This year’s conference took the form of a symposium, with several of the academic contributions to be collected in a forthcoming edition of the New York Law School Law Review.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Check-in for pre-registered guests
Continental breakfast will be available in the conference center
Diane B. Kunz, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy
Panel I: Different Perspectives on Permanency for Children
Panel II: Legal Issues in the Fight for Permanency
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Charles Nelson, Harvard University
Panel III: Supporting Children Here and There: With Special Focus on the Haitian Orphan Situation
Panel IV: Immigration Issues and Children’s Rights (Sponsored Together with the Safe Passage Program)
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