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BLOG: Elaine Dibben reports back from International Conference on Adoption Research, Montreal

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"I'm visiting Montreal with John Simmonds, CoramBAAF’s Director of Policy, Research and Development, to take part in the International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR). We arrived the day before the conference, and I went with my colleague Jeanne Kaniuk, Coram’s former Head of Adoption, to the Museum of Beaux Arts, to see a fascinating exhibition of Picasso and learn about the influence on his work of African art on the morning before the conference launch. After a packed first day that evening we went out for some cultural stimulation and to get a feel for the city and enjoyed visiting the Old Town of Montreal down by the Port – a bustling area with jazz musicians entertaining visitors..."

READ DAY 1: Elaine Dibben reports back from International Conference on Adoption Research, Montreal

READ DAY 2: With notes on 'Untangling the Web - The Internet’s Transformative Impact on Adoption'

READ DAY 3: A presentation on Adoption Breakdown; plus CoramBAAF's Early permanence presentation, with downloadable powerpoint

READ DAY 4: Presentations on enhancing behavioural outcomes for children following Russian orphanage care; building a community of adoption competent practitioners; and how adoptees experience becoming a parent; plus a look forward to ICAR 7 in 2020!