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Saturday April 23 8:30am-5:00pm
Northwest Christian Church - 2315 Villa Road, Newberg

The adoption journey does not end on the day a child is welcomed home; in fact, the journey is just beginning. Children impacted by adoption and/or foster care have often experienced early attachment injuries related to loss, abuse, trauma, and/or neglect. There is hope and help, though. Whether you are in the adoption process, have welcomed a child home through adoption, or are loving and serving well children through foster care, you are not alone.

The Hope for the Journey Conference seeks to encourage and better equip parents and caregivers meeting the everyday needs of children impacted by adoption and/or foster care.  With the busy parent and caregiver in mind, the Hope for the Journey Conference is a day-and-a-half format with information being practical and succinct, but also allowing time for discussion to best understand the tools and principles being presented.

The Hope for the Journey Conference will include five high-level learning modules based on the foundational principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Embedded within each learning module will be a “Going Deeper” teaching video on a select topic, and also included will be one encouraging “Practical Perspectives” video featuring the voices of adult adoptees and/or foster youth alum as well as adoptive and/or foster families.


Session 1: Friday April 22nd, 6:00pm to 9:00pm (dinner provided)

Sessions 2 - 5: Saturday April 23rd, 8:30am to 4:00pm (lunch and snacks provided)

To preserve the learning experience of all our participants, no children are permitted into the conference. Need child care?  Contact Shirley directly at

** For foster/resource parents, this conference counts towards your recertification training requirement **

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