The North American Council on Adoptable Children will be in Columbus, OH this August and there will be at least one session of special interest to those of us interested in open adoption:
Thursday, August 13 — JJ Hitch, Maurice Webb, Wendy Wiegmann, and Lisa Wilson: “Brothers and Sisters in Foster Care: An Unbreakable Bond”
During this panel presentation, JJ Hitch, Maurice Webb, and Lisa Wilson will discuss their experiences with siblings in foster care. Some stayed together while others were painfully separated. After the panel, Utah Court of Appeals Judge William Thorne will highlight the need for policy and practice reforms to keep brothers and sisters together and connected.
The conference runs from Wednesday, August 12 until Saturday, August 15th and the current schedule can be found here. Early registration has been extended to this Friday, July 17th.