Free Online Adoption Conference

The Adoption HEART Conference is almost here!!! I’m so excited!! {disclosure: I’m really nervous!!} The Adoption HEART Conference is a free online event taking place May 1st through May 6th.


As an adoptive parent, I’ve struggled with navigating the unique challenges that come with parenting traumatized children. Yes, there are some incredible conferences and trainings available to foster and adoptive parents, but I just can’t jump on a plane to attend. And even if I could, my kids do not travel well at all!

Plus, most adoption conferences and trainings don’t provide childcare so that means I’d still have the hassle of finding sitters to either stay overnight or agree to stay with my rambunctious boys during the conference.

That’s why I created the Adoption HEART Conference!
To provide adoptive parents (& prospective adoptive parents) a convenient way to get the training and tools we need to effectively parent traumatized kids.

The Adoption HEART Conference is an online event so that means no travel and no childcare, plus you can watch the conference sessions at your convenience. Plus it’s free during the conference upon email signup.

You’ll have free access to sessions with over 20 adoption experts to give you incredible insight into the mind and heart into our children from hard places. The speakers include Bryan Post, Dr. Sue Cornbluth, Dr. Rob Melillo of Brain Balance, former foster youth Chadwick Sapenter, and world-renowned photographer Tamara Lackey — plus many others!

During the Adoption HEART Conference, we will be digging deep into tough conversations about adoptee loss, grief and identity with adult adoptee Sherry Eldridge, transracial adoptee Rhonda Roorda, and New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren. And don’t miss the session where birthmother Ashley Mitchell shares her heartbreaking loss when she placed her son for adoption. These interviews have significantly changed my view of adoption so that I can now see through the lens of my children that were adopted through a loss that they WILL eventually experience.

We will be covering the important topics of attachment, and the effects of trauma on the brain. You’ll learn about reactive attachment disorder, sensory processing disorder, fetal alcohol and drug exposure.

You’ll learn strategies to effectively deal with difficult behaviors, build self-esteem and trust, and even how to use pets to help heal your child from trauma. But you’ll also learn important topics about yourself, your attachment style, marriage survival, and compassion fatigue.

Be sure and go to to check out all the session and claim your free ticket to this life-changing event. See you there!