2006 Adoption Policy Conference

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:

Keynote Speaker

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