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

Updated program

Thursday 28th September 18:00 – 20:00 PM
NAC board meeting
Dinner Klaus K hotel, meeting room Wintti
Toscanini Trattoria

Friday 29th September - Open day conference Current Phenomena in Intercountry Adoptions Klaus K hotel, Rake ballroom
10:00 – 10:45 AM Registration and coffee
10:45 - 11:00
Opening of the Nordic Meeting
Mona Arfs, Chairperson of NAC
Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services
11:00 – 12:00
How adopted children can find a safe place in social media? Katleena Kortesuo
Communication coach, blogger, non-fiction writer
12:00 – 12:45
New technologies in searching for one’s origins Jeannette Wollenstein & Juliette Duchesne International Social Services (ISS/IRC)
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 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
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 16:30 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
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
16:30 – 17:00 How I am affected by social media as an adoptee
Panel discussionSabina Söderlund-Myllyharju Reetta Kurjonen Oscar Lehtinen
Facilitator Anja Wikstedt
17:00 - 17:30 Discussion
Closing remarks
Facilitator Anja Wikstedt, All Our Children Starting
20 PM DINNER *for participants who have registered and paid for the dinner upon registration
Restaurant Haven Eteläranta
The restaurant is at a 950m walking distance from the hotel. We start from the hotel entrance at 19:30 PM.

Saturday 30th September - NAC General meeting for NAC member organisations only

8:30 General meeting Cultural sensitivity in adoption practices – Robert Jonasen and Kristinn Ingvarsson lead us to a joint discussion
Country presentations
Meeting room: Studio K
General meeting continues
13:30 -14:15 Lunch
14:15 –15:15 New NAC board meeting