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Virtual Conference 2020-2021


Adopted Adults: Connections Across Generations


Our program committee worked together with our many expert speakers to develop a re-imagined virtual version of the Rudd Adoption Research Program conference. We are committed to sharing the valuable content of the previously planned in-person program and are excited to share the vision of the virtual conference. 

The program, Adopted Adults: Connections Across Generations, spans the 2020-21 academic year and features both personal and professional insights that are shaping the future of adoption research, drawing heavily on the insights and work of adult adoptees themselves. 

View the final session of Spring 2021 here - Session 3, Migrating Towards Wholeness: Adult Adoptee and Writing to Heal, May 10, 6:30 pm

We will be joined by Liz DeBetta, an alumna of our Summer Adoption Research Institute for a truly innovative session. During this live presentation and discussion, you will learn about the curriculum Liz created that utilizes expressive writing as an opportunity for adult adoptees to begin to migrate trauma and begin to heal. This session is an opportunity to listen and learn from the experiences of a group of adult adoptees ranging in age from their 20's through their 60's, some of whom this has been the first safe space for them to share their stories safely. 



Previous sessions can be viewed by accessing the menu links to the left


Through the generosity of our presenters and sponsors, there is no fee for attending.