Science, Technology, and Adoption
The 2006 Annual Adoption Policy Conference addressed groundbreaking issues in adoption policy, including the legal and political ramifications of continuing technological development.
The Conference’s panels and speakers included:
• Debora Spar, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
The Brave New World of Family Law: Legal Aspects of Science, Technology, and Adoption
• Kathryn Bradley, Duke University, Moderator
• Joan Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), The Uniform Parentage Act of 2002: Alternative Routes to Becoming a Legal Parent
• Margaret Riley, University of Virginia, Regulation of Embryo Donation: Lessons from the British Experience
• Marci R. Etter, Esq., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Fifty-State Survey of the Law
• Nina Rumbold, Rumbold & Seidelman; and Melissa Brisman, Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC, The Art of the Possible: Assisted Reproductive Law in New York State
Ethics of Love: The New World of Embryo “Adoption” and Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Diane B. Kunz, Center for Adoption Policy, Moderator
• Ronald L. Stoddart, Nightlight Christian Adoption, Embryo Adoption: Who Decides?
• Vardit Ravitsky, Ph.D., Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Is Adoption in the “Best Interest” of Embryos? Some Reflections on the Moral Status of the In-Vitro Human Embryo
• Michael Colberg, JD, LCSW, Psychotherapist, What Adoption?
• Susan Crockin, JD, Practitioner, Legally Speaking: Embryo Donation, Not Adoption
Virtually a Family: The Role of the Internet
• Ann N. Reese, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy, Moderator
• Lowry Crook, Esq., Wilmer Hale, Fifty-State Survey of Adoption Law and the Internet
• Adam Pertman, Executive Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Old Lessons for a New World: Learning from Adoption