Sponsored by Concerned Persons for Adoption

In partnership with the New Jersey Interagency Adoption Council and

Rutgers University School of Social Work

The following topics are suggested:

  • General Parenting Issues: Developmental Parenting (toddlers/pre-k/kindergarten age children/middle childhood/ teens); Emotional Intelligence; LGBTQ Issues
  • General Adoption Issues: Trauma Issues; Impact of Social Media Pre and Post Adoption;            DNA; Search/Reunion within the Adoption Constellation; Managing Open Adoption;  Adoptee PanelAdoptive Parenting Specific Issues: Transracial Adoption; International Adoption; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Restorative Approaches to Discipline   
  • Older Adoptive Child Parenting Issues: Attachment, Identity (cultural, gender, etc.) School, Trauma Issues
  • Child Welfare Workforce Topics: Working with Birth Parents while Children in Process of Adoption; Building Communication between Foster and Birth Families; Clinical/ Therapeutic Intervention for the Adoption Constellation; Recruitment of Families for Special Populations;
  • Kinship Guardianship/Adoption

Our participants want: examples, practical knowledge and available resources.

The "Let's Talk Adoption"sm conference is a dynamic and educational event coordinated entirely by CPFA volunteers in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Social Work and the New Jersey Interagency Adoption Council. The goal is to educate and support those involved in the adoption constellation. This non-profit conference has received accolades throughout its 39-year history by both parents and professionals.

Final Decisions - The conference committee has the sole right to reject any presenter, organization or material not considered to meet the educational/non-commercial spirit of the conference.

2022 Workshop Proposal Information - Each workshop proposal must be submitted individually via:


Questions, please contact info@cpfanj.org

Concerned Persons for Adoption - "Every Child Deserves a Family"

Please click this link for a pdf copy of the Workshop Proposals Information: