Growing numbers of adoptions involve some form of contact between the child's adoptive family and birth relatives. This has become especially common in domestic infant adoptions, but it is also a key consideration in adoptions from the public child welfare system, and increasingly in international adoptions. This year's "New Worlds of Adoption" conference will highlight research-based practice and policy relating to contact between a child's birth and adoptive families.
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SPONSORS: Rudd Adoption Research Program, Center for Research on Families, Department of Psychology, Psychological Services Center, College of Natural Sciences and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.