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If you have been touched by adoption, you will benefit from attending this conference! The conference has sessions designed to inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption community, including adoptive parents raising children with special needs, professionals seeking families for older children, mental health or other professionals supporting adoptive and foster families, international adoptive parents, adopted persons, and others with personal or professional connections to adoption.

This educational event covers almost every adoption-related topic imaginable—with more than 90 sessions designed to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of parents, professionals, and adopted persons.

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Information about the 2016 Conference will be posted in March 2016. Until then, the 2015 conference information is posted below to give an idea of what will take place.

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Keynote Speakers for the 2015 Conference

  • Thursday, July 30 — Dan Siegel, MD,
    “Families, Children, and Therapy from the Inside Out”
  • Friday, July 31 —Sixto Cancel, Julia Charles, and Daryle Conquering Bear,
    “From Struggle to Success.”
  • Saturday, August 1— Awards Luncheon and Closing Session—Joe Kroll,
    "You Are NACAC"

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“I am more informed and empowered to be the best I can be for my son.”


Each year, we incorporate new and exciting sessions into the NACAC conference line-up. Many sessions are advanced, so even experienced parents and professionals will benefit.

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"Every year I walk away reenergized with new tools for my parenting toolbox."

Advertising & Exhibiting

Individuals and organizations can advertise in the registration booklet and exhibit items on site.

Exhibitors: tabletop exhibits will be in the exhibit hall near registration, workshops, and refreshment breaks. Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early.

The deadline for signing up to exhibit is June 5, the deadline to submit an ad for the registration booklet is Mary 21.

For more information, contact Becky Tempest or Christina Romo.

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"This conference was outstanding;
the best training I’ve ever attended!"


Academic Accreditation

NACAC has arranged for general continuing education units (CEUs) from Augsburg College in Minnesota. The full conference will be about 16.5 contact hours or 1.65 CEUs, and you can apply for credit at the conference. Daily CEU certification and pre-conference session CEUs will also be available. Please verify applicability of these CEUs with your professional board prior to attending. The fee for CEUs is $30 U.S./ $40 Cdn.

"I am walking away from this
conference with new ideas and...
a really fresh approach to my work!."

Student Discount

Full-time college and graduate students are eligible for a discount of 50 percent off conference registration fees. Copies of a current student ID and transcript are required. (Discounts do not apply to membership)


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North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848