EurAdopt 2024

12 June 2023

The 15th international EurAdopt conference on adoption will be held on April 17th and 18th 2024 in Cambridge, UK.

The conference is organised by the European association of accredited intercountry adoption organisations, EurAdopt, in cooperation with Coram IAC, the leading intercountry adoption agency in the UK. Our former CEO, Satwinder Sandhu, will moderate the event.

The theme will be The Generational Impact of Adoption and will explore adoption from the perspectives of the adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and birth siblings within adoptive families. Researchers and practitioners from Europe, North America and Asia will present new research and experiences from the perspective of the adoptee, adoptive parents, grandparents and family, as well as considering the current challenges faced by service users and by agencies.  This conference will be of interest to accredited bodies, adoption central authorities, adoption practitioners (both local and intercountry),  lawyers, academics and those whose lives are touched by adoption.

Speakers confirmed so far are:

Beth Neil, Professor of Social Work, University of East Anglia, UK

Rosa Rosnati, Professor of Social Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

Laurie Miller MD, Professor of Paediatrics, Tufts University, USA

Gera Ter Meulen, Researcher and EurAdopt representative from The Netherlands

The venue will be Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where both the conference and gala dinner will be held.

Cambridge is a delightful city to explore, with its array of different colleges, some of which date back to the 13th century.

The conference  is a unique opportunity for professionals, experts, adoptees, adoptive parents and anyone with an interest in adoption and family formation from around the world to meet and discuss issues of intercountry adoption with the child in focus.

Booking will open in September 2023 with early bird booking options.

Watch this space for:

  • Information about more speakers
  • Information about accommodation options in Cambridge
  • Booking opening

 A broad conference with representatives from Europe, North America and Asia

“EurAdopt Conferences offer a rare opportunity to reflect on intercountry adoption as experienced in different countries across the globe," said Gill Haworth OBE, Chairperson of EurAdopt. “This conference on the Generational Impact of Adoption will hold key messages from research and personal narrative and will be of great interest to anyone concerned with adoption.”

Please hold the dates for this very special event.