Annual Summit for Professionals
There are numerous wonderful agencies and non-profits in Virginia that focus on adoption & foster care. The purpose of this FREE conference is to bring all of these organizations and professionals together in order to enhance collaboration and efforts to ensure every child has a forever home.
The summit includes panel discussions and break out sessions. We want to discuss best practices as well as any room our state has for improvement. Attendees will be able to network and meet other professionals in the field. The event will create collaboration and synergy within the field.
2016 Event Details:
- Governor Terry McAuliffe will be speaking!
- November 9, 2016
- Four Points by Sheraton
- 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235
- Registration: www.ConnectingHeartsVA.eventbrite.com
- Overnight Accommodation available for $99. Call 888-627-7132 by October 11, 2016 and request the Connecting Hearts room block.
Please note: Each guest will call the Starwood Toll-Free Reservations number 888-627-7132 by October 11, 2016 and request the Connecting Hearts room block to receive the negotiated rate of $99/night plus tax. Each guest will be responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges.
Celebration for Foster and Adoptive Families!
The celebration will directly follow the Summit for Professionals! The Foster & Adoption Family Celebration is sponsored by Connecting Hearts in Virginia – A Deborah J Johnston Charity and New Found Families. The event will include speakers, a choice of two different workshops, and dinner. Adoptive and prospective families are welcome to attend! This event is for adults and children over the age of 8.
Upon registration, please choose between these two workshops:
-Wise Up (For adoptive kids over the age of 8 and their parents)
-Happily Ever After – What Now? (Panel discussion for adults only – no child care available)
First Annual Connecting Heats Summit – November 2015
Our First Annual Summit will took place on November 5th, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton. It was a great success with a great keynote speech from Governor Terry McAuliffe in which he set our goal to get all 860 waiting kids adopted! You can read more about our summit below: