EurAdopt Conference 2024

Last Updated: Monday, 21 August 2023 Published: Monday, 21 August 2023

The 15 th international conference on adoption will be held on April 17 th and 18 th 2024 in Cambridge,



The conference is organised by the European association of accredited intercountry adoption

organisations, EurAdopt, in cooperation with Coram IAC, the leading intercountry adoption agency in

the UK.

The theme will be The Generational Impact of Adoption and will explore adoption from

the perspectives of the adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and birth siblings within adoptive

families. Researchers and practitioners from Europe and Asia will present new research and

experiences from the perspective of the adoptee, adoptive parents, grandparents and family, as well

as considering the current challenges faced by service users and by agencies. This conference will be

of interest to accredited bodies, adoption central authorities, adoption practitioners (both local and

intercountry), lawyers, academics and those whose lives are touched by adoption.

Speakers confirmed so far are:

Elsbeth Neil, Professor of Social Work, University of East Anglia, UK

Rosa Rosnati, Professor of Social Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

Laurie Miller MD, Professor of Paediatrics, Tufts University, USA

Gera Ter Meulen, Researcher and EurAdopt representative from The Netherlands

The venue will be Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where both the conference and gala dinner will be



Cambridge is a delightful city to explore, with its array of different colleges, some of which date back

to the 13 th century.

The conference is a unique opportunity for professionals, experts, adoptees, adoptive parents and

anyone with an interest in adoption and family formation from around the world to meet and

discuss issues of intercountry adoption with the child in focus.

Booking will open in September 2023 with early bird booking options.

Watch this space for:

 Information about more speakers

 Information about accommodation options in Cambridge

 Booking opening!!!

A broad conference with representatives from Europe, Asia and USA

“EurAdopt Conferences offer a rare opportunity to reflect on intercountry adoption as experienced in

different countries across the globe," said Gill Haworth OBE, Chairperson of EurAdopt. “This

conference on the Generational Impact of Adoption will hold key messages from research and

personal narrative and will be of great interest to anyone concerned with adoption.”.


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