A CRISIS IN ADOPTION:                          

"GIVING A VOICE TO CHILDREN                   FALLINGTHROUGH THE CRACKS "                    

                   Louisiana Advisory 2016 Adoption Conference

                                           June 2nd - 3rd 2016

        

          The LAAB Board is very excited about our 2016 Adoption Conference.

We have aligned our conference with keynote speakers and workshop presenters that are very knowledgeable in the Adoption Triad.  We are anticipating a successful registration, so please register early to get your first choice of workshops.  All workshops will be scheduled on a first come first register basis. 

Below are the links for the conference brochure and eventbrite for registration.

Once you have registered and selected your choices for the workshops, return the selection form either by email or snail mail to:

Della Pressler

17325 Tiger Bend Rd

Baton Rouge, La.

Email: dspressler@cox.net

Should you have any question concerning the registration call Della Pressler at 225-752-3162

For other conference information contact:

Conference Chair:  Linda Woods at

Linrwoods@aol.com

504-443-1012

 

                              All Forms must be downloaded for printing

 LAAB 2016 Adoption Conference Brochure

LAAB Conference Registration Form

  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laab-2016-adoption-conference-tickets-24370803730 

 

Hotel accommodations are at the Hilton Garden Inn

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MSYGIGI-LAAB-20160601/index.jhtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film and Discussion for Birth Families

TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2015 6:30PM

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth families in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

St. James Parish Welcome Center

1094 U.S. 61

Gramercy, LA 70052

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact Lori at larceneaux@voagno.org or Jeanette at LitleNeti51@yahoo.com for questions about this event.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 20th to the following Eventbrite link titled

Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Birth parent Film & Discussion:

https://www.eventbrite.come/e/louisiana-adoption-advisory-board-birth-

parent-film-screening-discussion-tickets-14927953912 

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact larceneaux@voagno.org for questions about this event. 

 

 Film and Discussion for Birth Families

Thursday March 26, 2015 6:30pm

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth families in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

St. James Parish Welcome Center

1094 U.S. 61

Gramercy, LA 70052

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact Lori at larceneaux@voagno.org or Jeanette at LitleNeti51@yahoo.com for questions about this event.

 Seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 20th to the following Eventbrite link titled

Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Birth parent Film & Discussion:

https://www.eventbrite.come/e/louisiana-adoption-advisory-board-birth-

parent-film-screening-discussion-tickets-14927953912 

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact larceneaux@voagno.org for questions about this event. 

 

Film and Discussion for Birth Families

Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:30pm

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth families in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

St. James Parish Welcome Center

1094 U.S. 61

Gramercy, LA 70052

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact Lori at larceneaux@voagno.org or Jeanette at LitleNeti51@yahoo.com for questions about this event.

 Seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 20th to the following Eventbrite link titled

Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Birth parent Film & Discussion:

https://www.eventbrite.come/e/louisiana-adoption-advisory-board-birth-

parent-film-screening-discussion-tickets-14927953912 

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact larceneaux@voagno.org for questions about this event.

 

 Film and Discussion for Birth Families

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:30pm

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth families in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans

Joe & Dorothy Brown Foundation Center

320 Metairie Hammond Hwy., Suite 300

Metairie, LA 70005

Light refreshments provided. Paper tickets are not required.

Contact larceneaux@voagno.org for questions about this event.

 

Film and Discussion for Birth Families

Thursday February 13, 2014 6:30pm

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth parents in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Room 109

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Light refreshments will be served.  Please click here to register.  This will help us make sure we have ample seating and refreshments.

Paper tickets are not required.

Contact scerise@ccdiobr.org for questions about this event.

 

Film and Discussion for Birth Parents

Thursday January 16, 2014 6:30-8:30pm

In an effort to fulfill its organizational mission, the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board invites birth parents in our community to come to a viewing of a short film and related discussion about the experiences of birth parents.

Location:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Room 109

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Light refreshments will be served.  Please click here to register.  This will help us make sure we have ample seating and refreshments.

Paper tickets are not required.

Contact scerise@ccdiobr.org for questions about this event.

 

2013 CALL TO ADOPTION EVENT

November 16, 2013 - 1pm

Louisiana Capitol Steps - Baton Rouge

Get involved in a “Call to Adoption” Awareness Event sponsored by the Louisiana Adoption
Advisory Board in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month.

 


Every year in November parents, judges and child advocates join together to do something
great – create forever families.


National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000
children waiting in foster care. This event is planned to be a collaborative effort to raise
awareness of the many children in foster care in Louisiana who are waiting for families.

 

Click Here to view the flyer for this event.

For further information, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LAABOARD, and/or contact Ada White, Board Chair at 225-683-5234 or Myra Magee, Conference Chair at 985-750-3851.

 

2012 CONFERENCE

JUNE 8th, 2012

RADISSON HOTEL - BATON ROUGE

LAAB's 20th year celebration and conference "The Lifelong Journey of Adoption" was held on Friday, June 8th, 2012.

The conference was at the Radisson Hotel in Baton Rouge, 2445 S. Acadian Thruway, 70808.  Phone (225) 236-4000, reservations (800) 967-9033.

Nationally known speakers included: Dr. Gary Mallon, Dr. Frank Kunstal, Patricia Martinez Dorner, Pam Hasegawa, Betsy Forest, Penny Callan Partridge, and Kim Stevens.

This program was approved for 6.0 General hour(s) of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

Download the print brochure and registration.

Presentation from Patricia Martinez Dorner:

Strengthening Families presentation by Father Thomas Brosnan

Open Adoption Research article

 

2012 Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

LAAB board members presented on February 14th as a panel at the 2012 Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Board members sharing were Lori Arceneaux-North (foster/adoptive parent), Jeanette Livingston (birth parent), and Della Pressler (adoptee).  Patrick Morris moderated.  The handout from this presentation can be viewed here.