Virtual Conference Platform

We will be using Zoom as our virtual conference platform. You will need to download Zoom onto a phone, tablet or computer. We encourage you to do this prior to March 11, 2023.

A Zoom pre-registration link will be sent to all registered attended on March 10, 2023.

You MUST complete the pre-registration to attend the conference.

After completing the pre-registration, you will receive the Zoom login information required to enter the conference.


Conference Schedule:

Saturday, March 11

8:50-9:00 am Check-in

9:00-9:15 am Welcome

9:15-10:15 am Keynote Speaker

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:30 pm Session A

11:30-11:45 pm Break

11:45-12:45 pm Session B

12:45-1:00 pm Wrap up/Break Out Rooms


Program handouts and general information will be posted on www.cpfanj.org beginning March 10, 2023.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

Continuing Education Hours are available through the Office of Continuing Education at the Rutgers School of Social Work in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G.

After you register for the “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference, you will receive a web link that must be used to pay the $20 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) processing fee to the Office of Continuing Education at Rutgers School of Social Work. Please note, not every conference program is eligible for CEHs. Please check the session listings. Sessions that are approved for CEHs will be marked accordingly.

Registration and Conference Fees

Online registration and payment information is located at www.cpfanj.org.

To cancel a registration, email the conference coordinator at [email protected].
No refunds can be given after March 10, 2023.

All sessions will be recorded and made available to conference attendees only, after the conference.


  • $35 per person ($40/couple) – The couple rate is designed for two people who are raising a child together. It is not intended for co-workers or other family members
  • $20 per person - Full-time Students/DCP&P Staff
  • CEH Handling Fee: $20 – A maximum of three (3) CEHs are available for NJ, NY and PA Licensed Social Workers – for keynote (1) and workshops (1). Social Workers should see special check-in instructions under “Continuing Education Hours.” Note: Not all workshops are eligible for CEHs.
  • $25 CPFA Membership – NEW OR RENEWAL – Optional
  • $45 CPFA TWO-YEAR Membership – NEW OR RENEWAL – Optional


We also accept donations.

Email [email protected] for any registration questions.

For those who need to mail-in their registration, please call 973.986.5702.

 Session A (Workshops 1-3) 10:30 am-11:30 am
   1. Telling Your Child Difficult History (CEH SW-4 / 1 hour)  Rebecca Gallese, LCSW, NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House(NJ ARCH)

         2. Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood for LGBTQ Adoptees - What Parents Should Know (CEH SW-1 Social and Cultural / 1 hour)  Sophia Gardner, LMS

    3. Too Many Losses Too Soon (CEH SW-4 / 1 hour ) Deborah B. Riley, LCMFT

Session B (Workshops 4-5) 11:45 am-12:45

     4Transracial Adoption, Kinship & Foster Care: Parenting a Child of a Different Race (CEH SW-1 Social and Cultural / 1 hour)  Stefani Moon, MA, LPC, IMH-E®, NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH)
     5. A Parent’s Guide to Trauma Informed School Strategies and Programs (CEH SW-4 / 1 hour)  Melissa Sadin, Ed.D.
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