UMass Psychology


"Contact Between Adoptive and Birth Families: What Works?"
  April 11th & 12th, 2013


Marla Allisan | Susan Ayers-Lopez | Amanda Baden | Mary Beek | Judy Cockerton |  Janie Cravens
Rachel Farr | Janice Goldwater | Harold Grotevant | Christopher Langelier | Ruth McRoy
Jenae Neiderhiser | Elsbeth Neil | Susan Ogden | Adam Pertman | Susan Livingston Smith
Emma Ward | Gretchen Miller Wrobel READ BIOS HERE


• Contact issues in domestic infant, child welfare, and intercountry adoptions

• Clinical practice issues and mediation relating to contact

• Legal aspects of communication agreements between adoptive and birth parents

• Research perspectives and findings relating to contact

• The role of social media in searching and contact

• First-hand accounts of young adults, adoptive parents, and birth parents involved in contact


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