What we'll do
Institute of Open Adoption Studies
Conversations on Children and Permanency – Perspectives on Relationships Over the Life Span
Wednesday 28 August
5pm to 7.30pm
Auditorium, Administrative Building F23
Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
Entry: ***Free and open to all with online registrations essential
Join in the conversation between Professor Harold Grotevant (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright (The University of Sydney).
For more than 30 years, Professor Grotevant has led the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP), a longitudinal research study focusing on the consequences of openness in adoption arrangements for all members of the adoptive kinship network (birth mothers, adoptive parents, and adopted people) and the relationships within these family systems.
Dr Wright leads research in NSW capturing the experiences of children and their families involved in the care system.
This discussion will explore learnings from the MTARP study that have contributed new insights to human development within the family and implications for adoption policy and practice today.
Dr Wright will relate draw links to current NSW permanency reforms in out-of-home care, focusing on what has been learned to keep children connected to their families and cultures of origin by building kinship networks that bridge the adoptive and birth family, with the child at the centre.
***FREE*** Lecture Series - University of Sydney
***To register please follow the instructions at this link:***
- How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can send your queries to the Institute email: [masked]
- What is the cost to attend?
The forum is free to attend. Advanced registration is required.
- What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a range of public transport options available. The closest railway station is Redfern. It is a 10-minute walk from the station to the campus.
Buses that stop along Parramatta Road: 412, 413, 435, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 480, M10. These buses leave from George Street and Railway Square in the city.
Buses that stop along City Road: 422, 423, 426, 428. These buses leave from Castlereagh Street and Railway Square in the city.
There is limited guest parking (pay and display metered parking) available across the campus in designated parking areas. The casual parking rate is $4 per hour up to a maximum charge of $24 for 24 hours, seven days a week.
- The Institute of Open Adoption Studies
The Institute of Open Adoption Studies is an independent research centre funded by the NSW Government and the University of Sydney. The Institute is hosted by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Institute focuses on children removed from their families through the statutory care system, and their right to permanency, continued relationships and connection to culture. Our goal is to understand more about the different pathways to permanence for children in out-of-home care, and their families.