You can still register to receive access to some of the recorded versions of workshops.

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

Join us virtually August 26–29, 2020 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.

The conference will have one session offered at a time. The first day will be aimed towards professionals, the last day towards parents, and days 2 and 3 for both parents and professionals.

Attendees can participate live, listen to a recorded version through September 30, or do a mixture of both.

We are offering workshops from expert speakers covering a range of topics, including:

  • The impact of trauma and loss
  • 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 here.

Download the registration flyer

Registration and Rates

Registration has closed. You can still register but you will only have access to recordings—and will not be able to attend the live sessions.

The four-day NACAC conference is designed with flexible registration options depending on your role. Each registration is for one person or for a parenting couple who are viewing the sessions together.

If you want to register a group of five or more people, contact us at or 651-644-3036 for a group registration form. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount.

Early Bird Rates— After July 17, fees increase by $20 US/ $25 CAD.
Four-Day Registration —
Wednesday, August 26 to Saturday, August 29
  US Rate
Canadian Rate
Member $245 US $275 CAD
Nonmember $295 US $335 CAD
Three-Day Registration —
August 26–28 for professionals
August 27–29 for parents
  US Rate Canadian Rate
Member $195 US $225 CAD
Nonmember $245 US $285 CAD
One- or Two-Day Registration
  US Rate Canadian Rate
Member $145 US $175 CAD
Nonmember $195 US $235 CAD


Academic Accreditation

Attendees can earn social work continuing education credits for most of the workshops as long as they attend the live sessions.

The program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval #886544849-0820) for up to 24.5 continuing education contact hours.

Please verify applicability of these CEs with your professional board.

 You can apply for credit once the conference is completed for an additional fee of $30 US / $35 CAD total (regardless of the number of classes you attend).



“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.”




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


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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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