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Deborah presents at the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s 38th Annual Conference July 25-28, 2012

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North American Council on Adoptable Children – 38th Annual Conference

Celebrating Families: Valuable Lessons from Children, Parents, and Professionals


Deborah will be presenting a panel discussion at the this month’s annual conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children, or “NACAC,” the nation’s largest and most influential adoption advocacy organization.  The conference brings together adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, foster care alumni, kinship caregivers, and other child advocates from across North America, and offers special activities for kids and teens.

 This year’s annual NACAC conference will be held in Crystal City, Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.) on July 25 to 28, 2012. 
Deborah’s presentation will feature Judge Amy Pellman of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court.
Friday, July 27th at 10:30 AM.
To Grandmother’s House We Go: How Will the Judge Decide in Kin v. Foster Parent Cases
It’s a familiar story. A relative comes forward asking to keep a child in the family. A foster child’s adoption is delayed or derailed while social workers and lawyers consider what is best for the child. In a session led by judges and lawyers who grapple with kin v. foster parent cases in court, learn about laws granting varying degrees of preference to relatives and current caregivers, and explore current trends in law and policy. Deborah Dentler, attorney-at-law, California • Amy Pellman, Los Angeles Superior Court, California
For more about the annual conference click here.

For more about NACAC, visit the website here.
To obtain a copy of the presentation materials, contact Deborah’s office.