Institute of Open Adoption Studies annual public seminar
Life course perspective on relationships in the context of open adoption
The US-based world authority on the consequences for all parties involved in open adoptions, Professor Harold Grotevant, will discuss his 30 years of research with IOAS director Dr Amy Conley-Wright. Audience members will learn of insights gained into human development within the family and implications for adoption policy and practice today. Dr Wright will draw links to current NSW permanency reforms in out-of-home care, focusing on ways to keep children connected to their families and cultures of origin.