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  • IAC Center Responds to Change in NJ Adoption Law - IAC Center Responds to Change in NJ Adoption Law With gratitude to the adoption rights advocates at NJ-CARE IAC Center responds to the change in the NJ Adoption Law. Read about this in the Adoptive Families Magazine News Brief: New Jersey Unseals Adoption Records  A New Jersey law signed in 2014 went into effect on January 1, 2017, and NJ […]
  • 2017: A Year for Community Connections - 2017: A year in which Our Connections to Communities Are More Important than Ever.  Join a Community for Personal and Family Connections: IAC Center offers groups, workshops and introductions to like-minded peers. For 2017 in addition to counseling we have: A brand new IAC Center Connections Program to meet the needs of adoptees, birth parents […]
  • Alumna’s Personal Experience Propelled Activism on Behalf of Adoptees - Susan Merkel looked around the dining room at the elegant Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange that day in 1986, struggling to keep from blurting out the truth to people eating lunch at nearby tables. “I wanted to scream out to everyone present that I was meeting my mother for the very first time,” the Rutgers […]
  • NEW Program: Search and Reunion Counseling and Support - Today birth families and adoptees are connecting through DNA databases, social media and access to original birth certificates. Many people find search and reunion to be “one of the most emotional experiences in their lives”. They report that “support was key” in helping them to deal with their feelings and questions and to navigate these […]
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  • How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption: Infancy to Age 12 - Workshop Series How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption: Infancy to Age 12 DATE: Spring Date TBA LOCATION:  IAC Pennington NJ office Presented by Joni Mantell LCSW REGISTER HERE This workshop is for families who have or are planning to adopt a child. Some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as credit toward the home study […]
  • Disposition of Cryopreserved Embryos: Now That You Have Them, Can You Use Them? - Joni Mantell, LCSW, IAC Center Director with Denise E. Seidelman (Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP), Nina E. Rumbold (Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP) is offering a CLE training for lawyers on: Disposition of Cryopreserved Embryos: Now That You Have Them, Can You Use Them? Learn more and Register: https://www.lawline.com/course/disposition-of-cryopreserved-embryos-now-that-you-have-them-can-you-use-them
  • Baby Care for Adoptive Parents- Two Workshops! - This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt and would like to learn about baby care. Workshop Facilitator is Nicole Mayer RMA, RN, BSN, an IAC Center Educator, with extensive experience in infertility, OB/GYN, and newborn baby care; a specialty in educating the intended parents of gestational carrier arrangements and now pre-adoptive […]
  • TiP-ToP Workshop: A Modernized WISE-Up Program - When: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar Where: IAC Center – 2 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 – View Map We invite you and your adopted child/children or their siblings to participate in a concurrent workshop for parents and children ages 7 to 11. Did […]
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  • Young Adults Leaving Home - As seen on NYSCCC.org “There are only two lasting gifts we can give our children: One is roots – The other is wings”  Hodding Carter, Sr. Leaving home is a challenging period in nearly everyone’s life, fraught with conflicting feelings and needs: the earnest desire for independence and autonomy, alongside the fear of failure, and […]
  • Upcoming Events for Professionals - CURRENT EVENTS: 2016 IAC Center Speaking at CEU Events for Professionals Joni Mantell, LCSW is presenting a training on ‘The Challenges of the Agency-Client Relationship in Adoption’ on January 8, 2016 sponsored by AACNJ, the Adoption Agency Council of New Jersey. Contact Cathy McNee atcathleen@alovingchoice.org for more information. Joni Mantell, LCSW is presenting as part […]
  • Healthy Holiday Tip Sheet -     Third Thursday of the Month Group in 2014 SEASONS GREETINGS, Tis the season for heightened emotions. Whether you’re in the process of building your family or already parenting, I hope this Healthy Holidays Tip Sheet arrives in the nick of time. Pictured here are members of what was the Third Thursday of the Month Pre-adoption group at […]
  • Joni Mantell speaks at New York University - Upcoming Event:   Joni Mantell, LCSW is presenting as part of a panel on Infertility and Adoption at the NYU at the Silver School of Social Work 2016 Professional Seminar Series This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning’s Spring 2016 Seminar Series. February 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm […]
  • Workshop Series: Adoption and the College Admissions Process - Workshop Adoption and the College Admissions Process Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016 (new date because of snow last week) Location: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Pennington NJ 08534 This workshop is designed for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and their families. The college admissions process can be a stressful experience for students […]