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Poster Presentations

1. Chinese Transracial Adoptees’ Experiences with Discrimination
Anna Nicole Dartley (Mount Holyoke College) and Patricia G. Ramsey

2. Length of Time During the Adoption Process for Lesbian And Gay Compared To Heterosexual Parents
Krystal K. Cashen (UMass Amherst) and Harold D. Grotevant 

3. “Add as Friend?”: Adoptive Parents Expectations and Feelings Concerning their Children’s Contact with Birth Family via Technology
Kaitlin Black (Clark University) April Moyer and Abbie Goldberg

4. Advocates for Families First: A Collaborative Approach to Improved Permanency Outcomes
Kim Stevens (Advocates for Families First) 

5. Birth Family Contact Among Sexually Diverse Adoptive Families: Types of Contact and Perceptions of Open Adoptions
Yelena Ravvina (UMass Amherst) and Rachel H. Farr 


6. Counseling Adoptees: What They Want, and What Works
Amanda L. Baden, (Montclair State University) Elliotte Harrington, Ebony White, Lauren Sullivan, Andrew Kitchen, Jonathan Mazza, and Nicole Christian

7. A Decade in the Making: Patterns of African American Family Public Adoptions
Charlene Chester (Morgan State University)

8. Putative Fatherhood and Adoption Security
Kathleen M. Nielsen, MSW (Boston College) 

9. Family Context and Searching Among Internationally Adopted Adolescents
Jessica A.K. Matthews (Tufts University) Laurie C. Miller and Ellen E. Pinderhughes 

10. Beyond Foster Care: Exploring Continued Child Needs and Advocacy Priorities
Jennifer M. McDermott (UMass Amherst) Adaeze Egwuatu, Chaia Flegenheimer, Rachel H. Farr, Jen H. Dolan, Patricia Ramsey, Harold D. Grotevant 

11. Black and White: Single Female Adoptions of African American Children
Tahja Reid (Morgan State University) Charlene E. Chester, Adrienne Washington and Tysheara Willis 

12. Understanding the State of Adoption Research through Scholarly Network Analysis
Catherine Hamilton (University of Florida) Raffaele Vacca and Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini 


13. Instilling Racial Pride: Transracial Adoptive Parents Navigating their Children’s Racial Groups
Max Tulinski (Clark University) Kaitlin Black and Abbie Goldberg 


14. Narrating Reunions with Birth Families in Interviews of Adult International Adoptees
Maarit Koskinen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) 


15. “I want to be there when he graduates:” Foster Parents Show Higherlevels of Commitment than Group Care Providers 
Albert Lo (University of Delaware) Caroline K.P. Roben, Collin Maier, Kimberly Fabian, Carole Shauffer, Mary Dozier