2010 Adoption Policy Conference
The seventh annual Adoption Policy Conference, held in March 2010 and memorialized in an issue of the New York Law School Law Review (published Spring 2011), explored topics at the forefront of adoption policy in the United States and internationally. The 2010 conference, titled Permanency for Children, focused on the national and international policies promoting the preservation and reunification of families, as well as the creation of permanent families for parentless children.
Expert panels discussed the major issues relating to the status of the world’s 143 million unparented children. How can we answer the need for permanency in their lives? Topics such as domestic and international adoption, long-term care in foreign countries, and aiding biological families on both a national and multilateral level were addressed, as well as legal and immigration questions related to permanency issues.