The 2021 conference was a success! Thank you to all who participated!

You can still register to receive access to session recordings, viewable through September 30.

 US and Other Non-Canadian Registration Form

or Canadian Registration Form

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

Join us 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.

Those who register will now only have access to all session recordings available to watch through September 30.

What attendees are saying about the virtual 2021 NACAC conference:

“This was better than any expectation I could have imagined. This is my first all virtual conference. I have attended major International conferences over the past 20 years as a social worker, and I will say that this conference went smoothly, exceeded my expectations and provided amazing insight that I will most definitely use in my work and family life. Thank you so much!!”

“The trainings were all so empowering and engaging! I had a lot of light bulb moments where things just finally made sense. As an adoptive parent and a social worker practicing in the field, I left here feeling so empowered, engaged and eager to share the knowledge and experiences I had with others! Thank you for such an amazing conference!”


  • Michael Sanders, MSW, LISW, Jamole Callahan, and Adrian McLemore present I Want a Family, But I Want It My Way
  • Ross Greene, PhD, presents Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving From Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving
  • Dan Siegel, MD, presents Attachment, Attuned Parenting, and Reasoning: The Power of Showing Up
  • Michelle Young, MSW, RSW, presents Race and Equity Issues in Foster Care and Adoption
  • Bryan Post presents May the Force Be with You: The Power of Love in Healing Trauma


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

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

Registration and Rates

**The 2021 conference has ended. You can still register to gain access to all session recordings to view through September 30.**

If you need a registration invoice for a group, contact us at

The four-day 2021 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.

Tuesday, July 20 to Friday, July 23
4-day $260 $310
3-day $215 $265
2-day $170 $220

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Academic Accreditation

Attendees can earn social work continuing education credits (CEs) for workshops that are attended live (not by recording).

The program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval #886544849-4257) for up to 22 continuing education contact hours. For attendees who are not social workers (therapists, counselors, and other mental health disciplines, and educators) and want continuing education credits and for those whose states do not take NASW CEs, the conference is also approved by R. Cassidy Seminars.

Please verify applicability of these CEs with your professional board.

If you attended the 2021 conference live, you can apply for credit for an additional fee of $30.

 Apply for Credit


“This is the single most important opportunity to learn each year. I won’t miss it! Thanks for providing an excellent experience and opportunity to learn.”


“I loved being able to attend virtually. I would not have been able to hear all this great information if it was in person!”

“If you want to be sure you are current in best practice modalities and practice, attend this conference!”


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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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