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  • Discovery and Adoption: - Joni Mantell presents THE HANJI BOX + discussion with director Nora Jacobson   Please join us on Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 PM at the Hopewell Theatre for a special viewing of an award-winning film, The Hanji Box, which depicts the stormy relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter which is complicated by adoption […]
  • Teens Born Via Sperm/Egg Donation or Surrogacy Are Doing Fine 10/05/2017 | by Dawn Davenport - Teens Born Via Sperm/Egg Donation or Surrogacy Are Doing Fine 10/05/2017 | by Dawn Davenport Dawn Davenport Are kids conceived thru 3rd party reproduction (donor sperm, egg, embryo, or surrogacy) less attached to their families and are their parents less happy? People have speculated for years that families and children conceived through third party donation […]
  • Third Time’s the Charm: A Mother’s Gift to Her Daughter - By Susan Merkel, MSW, LSW/smerkelmsw@iaccenter.com IAC Center Counselor   While many people start their adoption process unsure of where, and how to proceed; Lisa and Harry had a unique perspective which led them specifically to Guatemala. After learning medical issues would prevent a safe pregnancy, the couple took a break from their jobs and travelled […]
  • The Ten Top Things Birth Mothers Wish Adoptive Parents Knew By Joni Mantell, LCSW, Director IAC Center -                             A Quote from a birthmother – “I did not think I could do adoption because I did not fit what I thought to be a birth mother.  I felt very alone and isolated in the experience.”   Each of us is an individual who is placing for our own reasons, yet we do share […]
  • Stories: IAC Adoption Talking Circle  - Join us or our NEW program and please share this event with others that would benefit   IAC Center Adoption Talking Circle– Our Talking Circle is a place for all adoption constellation members to talk about adoption and to hear the perspectives of other people that are in also trying to navigate complex adoption relationships and improve […]
  • Stories: IAC Adoption Talking Circle - Join us or our NEW program and please share this event with others that would benefit IAC Center Adoption Talking Circle– Our Talking Circle is a place for all adoption constellation members to talk about adoption and to hear the perspectives of other people that are in also trying to navigate complex adoption relationships and improve their […]
  • JOIN US: Spring Adoption Programs at IAC Counseling Center - JOIN US: Spring Adoption Programs at IAC Counseling Center Hope you will join us and spread the word about these two heart-centered adoption programs: ♡ For pre-adoptive and adoptive parents; and professionals: Workshop: How to Talk to Kids about Adoption from Infancy to age 12   Home Study Certificates available. Date: Sunday June 4, 2017 Time: […]
  • How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption: Infancy to Age 12 -   Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Location: Pennington, NJ 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 requirements. Certificates will be issued upon request. In this workshop you will […]
  • Concerned Persons for Adoption Workshop “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference - April 1, 2017 at Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ – Concerned Persons for Adoption Workshop “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference http://cpfanj.org/conference_2017.aspx This conference covers pre and post adoption topics and is for individuals, couples and professionals. CEU credits available. Joni Mantell, LCSW IAC Director and Susan Merkel, LSW IAC Counselor will each present two workshops.
  • NYU School of Social Work Conference Family Building Options - May 2, 2017 NYU School of Social Work Conference Family Building Options and The Role of the Clinician   http://socialwork.nyu.edu/alumni/continuing-education/trainings-and-conferences/upcoming-events/Familybuildingoptions.html   This conference is for social workers and human services professionals who provide services to individuals and families at any stage of family building through adoption, surrogacy or other Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART) options. CEU credits available. Joni […]
  • 4th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference: When It Takes More Than Two to Make a Baby - May 31 – June 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. 4th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference: When It Takes More Than Two to Make a Baby https://cme.jefferson.edu/content/infertility2017 addresses challenges in infertility counseling due to advances in assisted reproductive technologies and the associated psychological, ethical and legal issues that accompany these advancements. This 3-day course is designed […]
  • IAC Adoption Talking Circle - Monthly at IAC in Pennington NJ –  IAC Adoption Talking Circle On the 4th Friday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Our Talking Circle is not a therapy group; instead it is a place for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents to talk about about adoption, search and reunion; and to feel a […]
  • Workshop: How to Talk to Kids about Adoption from Infancy to age 12 - Spring 2017 at IAC in Pennington NJ – Workshop: How to Talk to Kids about Adoption from Infancy to age 12 https://iaccenter.com/how-to-talk-to-a-child-about-adoption-infancy-to-12-years/  – Home Study Certificates available.  
  • 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 […]