Join an international community of investigators, practitioners, and adopted persons collaborating to create nurturing, evidence-based care that ensures permanent family care for all children.

What is ICAR8?

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR8) is a premier event for attendees from the Global South and Global North who are devoted to ensuring permanent, nurturing family care for every child. 

A cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, innovation and information, the conference explores how to improve the entire spectrum of services for children without permanent families. 

Where: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
When: July 8-12, 2024

Plenary Session Themes
July 8: Welcome and Keynote
July 9: Understanding what’s lost when a child is deprived of permanent family care.
July 10: Responding to the needs of children without permanent family care.
July 11: Ensuring permanence through evidence-based practice.
July 12: Lifelong issues in adoption: reframing the discourse through lived experience.

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Event Details
8:45am - 5:30pm
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