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The 8th International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR-8)

July 2024

Lifelong Issues in Adoption: Reframing the Discourse Through Lived Experience: A Conference for Adoptees, Families, and Friends

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage, 84 Church St SE
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During the past two decades more than 27,000 adoptees have joined Minnesota families from abroad or the public welfare system. Many, if not most, are now at an age where they are grappling with issues of identity and race, questioning how and whether to search for birth family, and wondering if their early experiences might affect their physical and mental health in the future. In addition, there are many issues that are different for adopted persons (e.g., marriage, having a…

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