Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NJ Workshop re Discussing Donor Origins with Children

Family Stories: How to talk to Children about Adoption and Donor Origins

Sponsored by the Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center

Date: Saturday March 28, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served
Place: Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health & Wellness, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619 - LOCATED 10 minutes from Princeton and 5 minutes from the Hamilton Train Station

NOTE: The posting of this event as a blog post or as a calendared event does not indicate an endorsement of the event, its sponsors, or its content.

Link for the complete worksop agenda and registration page:

Per the webpage:

"This workshop is for parents, parents-to-be and professionals who would like to learn how to talk to children at the different ages and stages they go through in understanding adoption and donor origins. Three separate tracks will be offered: one covering adoption, another discussing donor origin issues and a third track for kids to touch on these issues as well. You can follow one track or mix and match. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886509641) for 5 continuing education contact hours. Professionals working with these issues can get CEU credits for attendance.

This workshop program has been developed by Joni S. Mantell, LCSW Director of IAC Center, a psychotherapist specializing in adoption, and a recognized expert on integrating adoption and child developmental issues and Judith Kottick, LCSW, Director of Fertility Counseling and Consulting Services, a psychotherapist and recognized expert in the field of reproductive counseling with a particular emphasis on egg donation and gestational carrier arrangements. "


  1. you are breaching the UN's Convention On Te Rights Of Te Child as the donateds do not have "the same rights as others prior to birth" as written up in paragraph nine of the premable.

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