ADAM PERTMAN'S SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS: 2004
1/11 – Presentation and discussion,
"Adoption: It’s Changing our World,” 11 a.m. to
noon, at Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass. For more
information, please contact Jeffrey Cymrot at 617-965-4319
– Testimony to the New Hampshire Senate Committee on
Public Institutions, Health and Human Services in Concord,
N.H., in favor of legislation allowing adult adoptees to
gain access to their original birth certificates. For more
information, please contact the Adoption Institute at
212-925-4089 or email@example.com.
– Briefing for Massachusetts lawmakers, at the State House in Boston,
relating to proposed legislation that would establish
“safe havens” in the state. Pertman’s discussion will
include findings from the Institute’s comprehensive study
on the issue of unsafe infant abandonment, “Unintended
For more information, please contact the Institute at
212-925-4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/26-27 – Training and
discussion of adoption issues for reporters and editors at
the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., part
of the Educating the Media project of the Adoption
Institute’s Adoption Nation Education Initiative. For
more information, please contact the Institute at
212-925-4089 or email@example.com.
2/29 – Presentation and
discussion at the 10th Annual Symposium of Ametz
Adoption Program of Jewish Child Care Association:
Infertility, Adoption and the Family. Held in cooperation
with organizations including the Adoption Institute’s
Adoption Nation Education Initiative, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., UJA Federation, 130 E. 59 St., New York. For more
information, please contact JCCA at 212-558-9949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/6- Remarks at a fundraiser for the Evan B. Donaldson
Adoption Institute, at which comedian Alison Larkin will
preview her one-woman show “The English American”
before its London opening. Attendance, on Long Island, is
by invitation only. For more information, please contact
the Institute at 212-925-4089 or email@example.com
3/16 - Presentation and discussion as a speaker in the “Fireside
Chat” lecture series at New Directions, a Boston-based
organization that works with business executives on career
transitions. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 66
Long Warf, Boston. For more information, please contact
617-523-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3/27 – Presentation and discussion, “A Revolution, Inside
and Out,” at the annual meeting of the Organization of
American Historians (www.oah.org).
The conference runs from March 25-28 at the Boston Marriott
Copley Place. For more information, please contact the OAH
at 812-855-7311 or email@example.com.
4/3 – Presentation and discussion, “Infant Abandonment IS
an Adoption Issue,” at the American Adoption Congress (www.americanadoptioncongress.org)
annual national conference, this year entitled “Back to
Our Roots.” The event runs from March 31 to April 4 at
the Fairmont Hotel at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. For
more information, please contact Pat Lubarsky at
858-513-1841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/20 - Keynote address at the 19th Annual Adoption
Conference of the South Carolina Council on Adoptable
Children. The event, “Building Families … One Child at
a Time,” runs from April 18-21 at the Sheraton Hotel
& Conference Center in Columbia, S.C. For more
information, please contact COAC at 888-515-2622 or Juanitaemail@example.com
4/24 – Keynote address and
discussion, “Changing our Families, Changing our
World,” for families attending a culture camp for
children adopted from China. Sponsored by Wide Horizons for
Children of Waltham, Mass. (www.whfc.org).
For more information, please contact Mary Seto at 781-419-0368
4/25 – Presentation and discussion at the American Infertility
Association’s National Infertility and Adoption
The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marriott
Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York. For more
information, please contact 888-917-3777
4/27 - Guest appearance, discussion and Q&A on “Let’s
Talk Adoption … with Mardie Caldwell,” starting at noon
(East Coast Time), repeated at midnight.
To listen, ask an on-air question, or get
information, please go to <http://www.letstalkadoption.com/index.html>.
4/27 – An address and evening of conversation on current adoption issues, at McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restauran, 34 Columbus Ave., Boston. The event, for the benefit of the Adoption Institute,
begins with an informal wine reception and includes a three-course dinner. For more information or reservations, please call 617-482-3999
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/29 – Keynote address, “Welcome to the Revolution,” at
the annual conference of the American Academy of Adoption
in Philadelphia. Details about time and location coming
soon. For more information, please contact Craig Bluestein
at 215-576-1030 or email@example.com.
4/30 – Keynote address, “A Revolution for Children,” at the 9th Annual Conference of the Connecticut
Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents. The event, Count Us In for Connecticut’s Youth, takes
place at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton. For more information, please contact
Maura Provencher at 860-258-3400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/6 – Keynote address, “Adoption and the Internet,” at A National and State Perspective on Current
Adoption Trends, sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Adoption. The conference takes place at
the Village of Families and Children in Hartford, Conn. For more information, please contact
Noreen Bachteler at 860-550-6326 or by email at Noreen.email@example.com.
5/8 – Two presentations, “Welcome to the Revolution” and “Changing the Media, Changing Minds” at
the annual ODS Adoption Community of New England conference. Event runs 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Milford High School in Milford, MA. For more information, please call 800-932-3678 or email
5/13 – Keynote address at a luncheon celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of the California Association of Adoption
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento, Calif. For more
information, please contact Frances Johnese at 408-975-5150
5/21- Keynote address- "International Adoption, a Revolution in
the Making", at the Intercountry Adoption Conference
sponsored by the Center for Adoption Policies and the New
York Law School Justice Action Center. For more
information, please see http://www.nyls.edu/pages/2305.asp
6/1 – Address and Q&A about adoption in society and the law, for judges in the Boston area,
sponsored by the Flaschner Judicial Institute. The event begins 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott
Hotel in Newton, Mass. For more information, please contact Lisa Ferrara at 617-226-1566 or
6/15 – Brief address after the one-woman show “The English American,” starring Alison Larkin,
at A Night of Comedy for a Cause – a gala fundraising event for the Adoption Institute. Cocktails
at 6:15 p.m., show at 7 p.m. at the Kimmel Center, NYU, 60 Washington Sq. South. For more
information, please call 212-925-4089, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to
7/22 – Featured speaker at the Denver Forum, on “How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America,”
luncheon beginning at noon in the Sage Room of the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, Denver. For
more information or to make reservations, please call 303-832-9030 or go to www.thedenverforum.com.
7/23 – Featured speaker at the City Club of San Diego, on “How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming
America,” luncheon beginning at noon in the television studios of KGTV-10, 4600 Air Way, San Diego.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 619-687-3580 or go to
7/23 – Presentation and discussion, “The World is
Changing,” at the 6th annual Korean American
Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (www.KAANet.com)
conference, “Building Connections, Honoring
Difference.” The event runs July 23-25 at the Clarion
Hotel, San Francisco. For more information, contact
916-933-1447 or email@example.com.
7/28 – Presentation and discussion at the annual conference of the North American
Council on Adoptable Children, “30 Years of Celebrating
Families.” The event runs from July 28-31 at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. For more information, please
contact NACAC at 651-644-3036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/18 – Keynote address and training, “Adoption Past and Present,” for social workers and other professionals, at the annual
Infant Adoption Awareness Conference of the Arizona’s Children Association. The event takes place at
the Chaparall Suites Resort-Scottsdale. For more information, please contact Jan Cardwell at
800-947-7611 or email@example.com.
9/21 – Keynote presentation on a webcast entitled “School Daze,” about adoption in the schools,
sponsored by As Simple as That. For more information about how to participate,
please go to http://simpleasthat.com/webcast/school.php.
9/18 – Remarks at a reception in Washington, D.C., celebrating the Adoption Institute’s receipt of a
congressional Angel in Adoption award. The event is hosted by Al Hunt of the Wall Street Journal and
Judy Woodruff of CNN, with special guest Scott Simon of National Public Radio. For information or to
ask about attending, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 212-925-4089.
10/14 – Presentation and discussion on a webcast entitled “Birthparents: How to Talk to Your Children about their Family of Origin," sponsored by As Simple as That. For more information about how to participate, please go to http://simpleasthat.com/webcast/school.php.
10/16 – Presentation and discussion, “What We Don’t Know
Can Hurt Kids,” at the Adoption Council of Canada
Conference, “Building Lifelong Connections: Permanency
Options for Children and Families,” at the Hilton Hotel
in Saint John, New Brunswick. For more information, please
contact the ACC at 888-542-3678
11/4 – Featured speaker at the Syracuse University College of Law, on legal and social aspects of "How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America,” beginning at 11:45 a.m., in Room 200 of the Law School. For more information, please call Professor Cynthia Mabry at 315-443-6565.
11/6 – Keynote speaker at a National Adoption Month symposium at Children of the World, 6 West Main Street in Westboro, MA. For more information, please contact Maureen Tallon at 508-366-7702 or email@example.com.
11/8-10 – Two presentations at the annual Child Welfare League of American conference, "All in the Family," in Los Angeles. At 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, "Disruption: What do We Really Know?" and at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, "Using the Media in Child-Specific Recruitment." For more information, please go to http://www.cwla.org/conferences/2004ADOPTION.htm.
11/13 – Two presentations, “It’s All Right and Getting Better” and “Changing the Media, Changing Minds,”
at the annual conference of the Adoption Resource Network, Inc. The event takes place at the Bay Trail
Middle School in Penfield, NY. For more information, please contact Lisa Maynard at 585-586-9586 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.arni.org.
11/19 – Representing the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute at National Adoption Day celebration in Boston, sponsored by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. For more information, please contact Corina Hopkins at 617-542-3678 or 800-882-1176, or go to http://mareinc.org/nad.html.