Las Vegas, Nevada

July 18-20, 2019 (pre-conference session July 17)

If you have been touched by adoption or foster care, this is the conference you will want to attend!

Join us in Las Vegas next summer for this four-day educational event that covers a wide variety of foster care and adoption topics—to meet the diverse needs and levels of experience of adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, and people who were adopted or in foster care.

We offer more than 80 sessions in topics such as:

  • Supporting and preserving adoptive families
  • Core issues in adoption
  • Effective therapeutic techniques in adoption
  • Kinship care and birth family connections
  • Parenting children with disabilities and challenges
  • Older children and youth
  • Race, culture, and diversity in adoption and foster care
  • Supporting children and families in adoption and foster care
  • Recruiting families for children

The sessions inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption and foster care community! Check out the session descriptions for more details.

Read 5 takeaways from the 2018 NACAC conference.

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Call for Proposals

Do you have adoption or foster care-related expertise to share at the NACAC conference? Find submission instructions and submission form at:

Registration and Rates

Registration will open in the spring.

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Full registration fees include workshops, general sessions, Wednesday reception, and membership for non-members. Parent couples can register together at a discount. One-day fees are available. The pre-conference session has a separate fee.

* Full time students are eligible for a 50 percent discount on conference and pre-conference fees.

“As a child welfare professional, adoptive parent, and adoptee, I came away with tools, energy, and an increased sense of purpose to support my clients, my children, and myself.”

Location and Accommodations

The 2019 conference will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about making guest reservations will be posted when registration opens.

“Every year I walk away re-energized with new tools for my parenting toolbox.”

Advertising & Exhibiting

Are you interested in reaching a targeted audience of adoption professionals, adoptive and foster parents, adoptees and people who experienced foster care, and other child welfare professional and advocates? If so you should consider advertising or exhibiting at the NACAC conference!

Individuals and organizations can advertise in the registration booklet or final program, and can exhibit items on site.

For exhibitors, tabletop exhibits will be in the exhibit area near registration, workshops, and refreshment breaks. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration to exhibit and advertise will be posted in the fall.

For more information, contact Becky Tempest.

Academic Accreditation

NACAC has arranged for general continuing education units (CEUs) from Augsburg University in Minnesota. The full conference will be 17.25 contact hours or 1.725 CEUs, preconference will be 6.00 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs and you can apply for credit at the conference. Daily CEU certification will also be available. Please verify applicability of these CEUs with your professional board prior to attending.

The fee for CEUs is $30 and it takes approximately 6 weeks for the credits to be processed.

“This was my first NACAC conference. I was inspired, motivated and encouraged to do more for children in the system. The information adds value to my personal and professional life!”

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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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