30th Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference


May 30, 2019 to Jun 1, 2019
12:00 PM until 03:00 PM




Transitions and Connections

Moving Forward on the Journey and Building Community Along the Way

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Nim Tottenham, PhD. of Columbia University’s Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab

Adoptee Shawn Kittelsen featured on TLC’s Long Lost Family

Conference details including workshops, events and presenters:

Aimed at parents and professionals alike, the conference brings leaders in the child welfare field to New York and offers a variety of topical workshops designed to deepen the knowledge of attendees, make connections to other parents and professionals and give attendees tools they can bring home and share in their community.  Nationally-known plenary speakers and workshop presenters share their knowledge and expertise to help participants gain perspective, increase skills, and learn to appreciate the positives.

Connection is essential to our survival.  Our ability to connect is one of things that make us human.  Ironically, for all that we do for children in foster care and those who are adopted, honoring and nurturing connections sometimes fall by the wayside. Transition, so much a part of foster care and adoption, is just one of the ways that this plays out.

Our 2019 conference, Transitions and Connections, will highlight and explore innovative methods that can elevate and sustain the connections that children and adults make with others and that create cohesive systems of services to support effective, meaningful transitions for everyone.

Please join us!




View map Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY

Additional Information


Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York



Contact name

Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy

Contact email





We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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