Adoption Conference 2014

The theme of the 2014 conference was Adoption & Culture, and was used as an opportunity to explore culturally relevant and accessible approaches to adoption and child protection strategies in South Africa. There were a range of fascinating speakers and panel discussions from the National Adoption Coalition and associated child protection communities. See below for a list of topics and speakers.

Dates: 4 & 5 November (Day 1: 8:30-17:30, Day 2: 8:30-12:30)
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre (right next to OR Tambo Airport)

Keynote Speaker: Shekhinah Donnell – My Journey

Ms. Donnell was a Top Ten Finalist on SA Idols, season 8 in 2012.  She is an adoptee and has credited her father with providing the support she needed to make it as a finalist while also preparing for her matric examinations, which she passed with exemption.


Resources and Presentations

Presentation on NACSA Projects for 2014-15

Presentation on NACSA Portfolios