The coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has brought our lives to a place that didn’t seem possible just a few months ago.

NACAC, like so many others, has been making decisions to do our part to help slow the transmission of the virus in our community (such as halting in-person support groups and switching staff to teleworking when possible).

Right now, it’s too early to tell if the virus will affect the NACAC conference in August in Toronto, so we are proceeding with our planning process. We are finalizing plans for workshops and general sessions and are hoping to open registration this spring. At the same time, though, we are planning for all possibilities—including having to cancel the conference. Please know that all decisions we make will be made with our Canadian and US community’s health and safety as the first priority.

If you are planning to attend the conference, know that we will not leave you in the lurch. Right now, hotel rooms can be canceled up to two days before the event and most flight reservations are changeable. If you sign up as an exhibitor or an advertiser and the conference is canceled, we would fully refund your fees.

Thank you for bearing with us as we consider the options based on the best advice from public health experts around the world. We will keep you posted as we make any decisions.

If you have specific questions, please email



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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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