****PLEASE NOTE: In light of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations from officials at the local, state, and national levels to postpone large events, Adoption Network Cleveland has decided to postpone the March 2020 Journeys of Discovery Conference. We will notify everyone of the dates as soon as they have been confirmed. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility! In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy!*****
Journeys of Discovery will be a time to share, learn and grow together. Join us to explore the lifelong journey of adoption and its many facets along the way.
The conference delivers 2 full days of educational and supportive content for birthparents, adult adoptees, adoptive and kinship parents, and both mental health and child welfare professionals. Professionals can expect CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors (including ethics) and ample networking opportunities.
Being held on the 5th anniversary of “Opening Day” – the culmination of our ROAR (Restoring Ohio Adoptee Rights) campaign and the day Ohio made previously closed original birth certificates accessible to adoptees which was celebrated in Columbus by hundreds – the conference will provide an opportunity for those involved to reconvene, and those not yet involved to come join in.
Please see the Conference webpage LINK below for additional details, workshop descriptions, schedule, and presenter bios.
Full Two Day Conference and One Day (Friday or Saturday) registrations are available.
Early Bird Registrations: Available through January 17, 2020
Regular Registrations: January 17 - February 28, 2020
Late Registrations: March 1, 2020, and after
• Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, keynotes, workshops, and coffee all day.
• Friday evening performance is open to all full and one-day (either day) conference registrants.
• Please register early as space is limited.
• Adoption Network Cleveland organizational members can register up to four individuals at the member rate.
If you are an Adoption Network Cleveland member, you will be prompted for your member code during checkout to receive your discount. The conference member promo code was emailed to members in December. Unsure if you are a member? Please call our office at (216)482-2322.
Cancellation Policy: Cancelations made by Friday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST will be eligible for a full refund of paid registration. Cancelations made between Friday, March 13 after 3:00 pm and Thursday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. EST will be refunded at 50% of paid registration. Cancelations must be made in writing and directed to Tammy Willet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Voicemail messages will not be accepted for cancelations. All cancelations after Thursday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. will be nonrefundable.