Conference venue and hotel: Klaus K hotel, Bulevardi 2-4, Helsinki


Friday 29th September

Open day conference
Current Phenomena in Intercountry Adoptions

Opening of the Nordic Meeting
Mona Arfs, Chairperson of NAC
Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services

How adopted children can find a safe place in social media?
Katleena Kortesuo
Communication coach, blogger, non-fiction writer

New technologies in searching for one's origins
Jeannette Wollenstein & Juliette Duchesne International Social Services (ISS/IRC)
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Finnish Adoption Study (FinAdo) - Preliminary results to consider for adoption practice and family counselling
Early risk signs for later Developmental problems in FinAdo study
Helena Lapinleimu
Associate professor, Pediatrician, Neonatologist Department of Pediatrics and Adolescents, University Hospital and University of Turku, Finland
Hanna Raaska MD,
PhD Deputy chief clinician, Pediatric neuropsychiatry, Helsinki University Hospital

Examples of internet based support
Online peer support for adoptive families
Save the Children's international cooperation against online child sexual abuse
Adoptees chat support
Hanna Kaisa Virtanen
Coordinator of volunteer work
Adoptive Families in Finland
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Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen Advisor,
M.Soc.SC, Social Psychologist, Cognitive Psychotherapist and Health care professional
Save the Children Finland
Maribel Laijoki and Muluken Cederborg,
All Our Children

How I am affected by social media as an adoptee

Panel discussion
Sabina Söderlund-Myllyharju
Reetta Kurjonen
Oscar Lehtinen
Facilitator Anja Wikstedt
Closing remarks
Facilitator Anja Wikstedt, All Our Children .

Saturday 30th September

NAC General meeting

Cultural sensitivity in adoption practices – Kristinn Ingvarsson
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Country presentations