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Fall Adoption Mixer - Summit County
Summit County Children Services is hosting our Fall Adoption Mixer on Saturday, October 6th from 1-4 p.m. at Legends Lanes (4190 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 44223). For more information, please visit the Summit County website: http://www.summitkids.org/.

“Charting the Course,”: adoptive families struggling to understand adoption-related issues
This series, which has been presented in both Ohio and Florida, will be offered from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on October 21, November 4, and November 18, 2018, and will be conducted through specialized groups for parents and their elementary-middle school children. The cost for the 12-hour series is $600.00 for parents and one child. Families receiving Post Adoption Service Subsidies (PASSS) to may be able to use this subsidy to offset the cost of the course. “Charting the Course,”child assessments, family interviews, and PASSS application assistance will be conducted by appointment on: Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 1595 Rayne Lane, Columbus OH 43220. If you think your family could benefit from “Charting the Course,” please contact Barb VanSlyck at barbv@pce-co.com.

Adoption Academy

The Adoption Academy, presented by The Family & Youth Law Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, helps take the mystery out of the adoption process. This twelve week series offers prospective adoptive parents educational programs from an objective source. Our goal is to bring information together in a comprehensive and sensitive manner to help prospective parents make informed choices.

For more information, please click here.



Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition

Capital University Law School and the Family & Youth Law Center proudly announce the annual Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition on March 8-9th, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. 

Check out the Family & Youth Law Center (FYLaw) website for more information at http://familyyouthlaw.org/mootcourt.php

The Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)

Capital University Law School, the only American law school to regularly offer an entire course dedicated to adoption law, is pleased join Family & Youth Law Center, to offer students from law schools across the country the opportunity to attend the Summer Adoption Law Institute – a two-credit, intensive week-long course that will explore adoption and related child protection issues from both academic and practitioner perspectives. For more information, click here.



Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI)

Capital University Law School, in conjunction with the Family & Youth Law Center, is pleased to offer a one-week intensive Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI). This two-credit course will provide law students and graduate level social work students with a mutual understanding of the legal and sociological principles central to child welfare practice. For more information click here.



Post Your Conference Here

The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website is pleased to post adoption and child welfare-related conferences, workshops, and lectures on our events listings. Please email fylaw@law.capital.edu to request a posting.