Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(Registration Begins at 8:00 AM)
The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center 3405 Lenox Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326
Continental Breakfast will be served from 8:00AM-9:00AM
Lunch is provided on site for all attendees.
There will be entertainment activities for children such as:
- Face painting
- Arts and crafts
- Photo booth
Child care will be provided.
Transportation will be available from Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Atlanta areas.
How to Register
Register at Event Bright online or contact one of the following staff members:
- Tina Greenlee 478-333-2971 ext. 2519
Please include the number in your party of adults and children and their ages when you register.
There is limited space so register early. Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Please join us for this FREE Adoption Conference which will help you gain useful insights into adoption services, issues, professionals that can help, and general information on the issues that come up during adoptions.
Many families that adopt children oftentimes find themselves needing support or guidance, but encounter difficulty when looking for adoption competent resources. In some instances, families may not be aware of some of the challenges that may impact their family such as those related to trauma.
The goal of the conference is to enhance the knowledge of adoptive parents in several key areas (such as birth family issues, post adoption resources, attachment, grief and loss).
The conference will include small group facilitators, a keynote speaker, and a special guest speaker.
There will be an area of display tables of other agencies that provide services to adoptive families within Georgia for you to browse their services.
Special Guest Speaker
Desiree Ross, Actress
Desiree is a rising young TV Star from South Carolina. She has been featured on the new Oprah TV show “Greenleaf” and has appeared in several films, such as “Crossing the River”, “Old Souls”, and “Falling Skies” TV series.
Desiree will speak with teen attendees about confidence and self-esteem.
Desiree likes to help in her community, she has worked in food pantries, children’s room at church, completed a mission trip to Nicaragua, fostered dogs and a new goal is to help bring fresh water to Togo, Africa.
Speakers and Topics
LaShanna Newton, Ed.D., LPC, CRC
Key Note Speaker: Topic: Bonding Through Communication: The Importance of Love Languages
Workshop Topic: Expressive Therapy through Dance and Poetry Writing
Glendora Dvine, LPC, NCC, NAF, DCC
Workshop Topic: Behavioral Techniques that Encourage Positive Communication, Family Unity and Resilience.
Gloria Moses, Ph.D
Workshop Topic: Suicide Prevention
Workshop Topic: Teaching Positive Social Skills and Age Appropriate Development by Educational Arts and Crafts Activities
Desiree Ross, Actress – Guest Appearance from the Hit TV Show on OWN Network’s “Greenleaf”
Workshop Topic: Improving Self-Awareness and Confidence.
Geneva Riley – Singer