2nd NATIONAL ADOPTION CONFERENCE VIRTUAL

2nd NATIONAL ADOPTION CONFERENCE VIRTUAL

November 10th & 11th, 2023

The National Adoption Conference is a groundbreaking two days of education, training, networking, and invaluable resources for all members of the adoption and foster care ‘constellation’. Taking full advantage of an entirely ‘virtual’ conference, we will bring you face-to-face with some of the Nation’s leading experts and visionaries in the field as well as live entertainment, meet adoption and foster care experts, and Q&A.

We bring you face-to-face with some of the Nation’s leading experts and visionaries in the field. 32 Educational Sessions, Workshops, Art, Music, Poetry, Film, Documentaries, Live Entertainment, Q&A. Includes 24 Hours of FREE Continuing Education for California Licensed Professionals.

All Access Recordings are available 6 months AFTER the conference—no additional fees.

All Presenters, Panelists, Artists, and Filmmakers are part of the Adoption or Foster Care Lived Experience!

Web access is available for all sessions, films, and music for 6 months AFTER the conference. No additional fees.

This event is for First Birth Mothers and Fathers, Adoptees, Foster Youth Alumni, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Siblings, Extended Family Members, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Teachers, and Doctors.

LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE:  https://tinyurl.com/344cepz6



Adoptive Family Play Group In Person: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

Adoptive Family Play Group In Person: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

FREE Monthly IN-PERSON open playgroup at a Home in Encino.

A play group gathering for parents of children ages 0-9, connected by foster care – adoption, to gather, play, and meet other families with similar backgrounds builds strong bonds, connections, and bridge support.

The group is facilitated by Foster-Adoptive Parent, Meredith Morton.

2 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Pizza will be served

For questions email info@celiacenter.org 

Please register below to receive the address and directions to the home.



Adoptive Family Play Group In Person: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

Adoptive Family Play Group In Person: Saturday, February 11th, 2023

FREE Monthly IN-PERSON open playgroup at a Home in Encino.

A play group gathering for parents of children ages 0-9, connected by foster care – adoption, to gather, play, and meet other families with similar backgrounds builds strong bonds, connections, and bridge support.

The group is facilitated by Foster-Adoptive Parent, Meredith Morton.

2 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Pizza will be served

For questions email info@celiacenter.org 

Please register below to receive the address and directions to the home.



Adult Adoptee Adopt Salon Support Group : September 8th, 2021

Adult Adoptee Adopt Salon Support Group : September 8th, 2021

FREE monthly open support group for ADULT ADOPTEE MEMBERS of the Adoption Constellation.

A place for Adult Adoptees ONLY to come together to share stories, thoughts, feelings, and ideas, receive psycho-education, process grief/loss, and build strong bonds and connections. The group is facilitated by Cathy Leckie Koley, Adoptee and Post-Adoption Coach.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 2021
5 pm – 7 pm PST
8 – 10 pm EST

Time and place are also shown in the Events Calendar. Meetings held virtually via ZOOM until further notice.

Please register below to receive your ZOOM link for the event.

Cathy Leckie Koley BIO:
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor, Adoptee Speaker/ Writer / Educator. After reuniting with her birth family at age 43, Cathy found herself on an unexpected healing journey related to her own relinquishment. The process included yoga, through which she found significant healing, and a new career path. As a yoga teacher since 2012, Cathy teaches others about the adoptee experience, strategies for unearthing and healing adoption wounds, and mind-body practices that help with adoption-related difficulties. Trained in Trauma-Sensitive in 2014 with Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, and David Emerson, author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga. Cathy is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

 

Adult Adoptee Adopt Salon Support Group : September 8th, 2021

Adult Adoptee Adopt Salon Support Group : June 9th

FREE monthly open support group for ADULT ADOPTEE MEMBERS of the Adoption Constellation.

A place for Adult Adoptees to come together to share stories, thoughts, feelings, and ideas, receive psycho-education, process grief/loss, and build strong bonds and connections. The group is facilitated by Cathy Leckie Koley, Adoptee and Post-Adoption Coach.

WEDNESDAY, June 9th, 2021
5 pm – 7 pm PST
8 – 10 pm EST

Time and place are also shown in the Events Calendar. Meetings held virtually via ZOOM until further notice.

Please register below to receive your ZOOM link for the event.

Cathy Leckie Koley BIO:
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor, Adoptee Speaker/ Writer / Educator. After reuniting with her birth family at age 43, Cathy found herself on an unexpected healing journey related to her own relinquishment. The process included yoga, through which she found significant healing, and a new career path. As a yoga teacher since 2012, Cathy teaches others about the adoptee experience, strategies for unearthing and healing adoption wounds, and mind-body practices that help with adoption-related difficulties. Trained in Trauma-Sensitive in 2014 with Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, and David Emerson, author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga. Cathy is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.