2019 CAFFA Parenting through Adoption Conference

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Ashley Mitchell

Save the Date!

2019 CAFFA Parenting Through Adoption Conference
Saturday, March 9th, 2019  *  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM  *  Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 
Chicago Area Families For Adoption (CAFFA), is hosting our 24th adoption education conference at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, on Saturday March 9th, 2019.  The conference, “Parenting Through Adoption 2019,” will offer workshops for prospective adoptive & foster parents, those already parenting through adoption, and adoption professionals.
About the Conference
Hundreds of pre-adoptive and experienced parents from the Chicago area and beyond will attend the conference to learn more about adoption and parenting topics. Attendees will hear from local and national experts in the field of adoption and social work. Additionally, we will have vendors at the event to showcase their products and services. This is THE premier adoption conference in Chicago.
In addition to speakers throughout the day, we are also welcoming Ashley Mitchell as 2019’s Keynote Speaker. Ashley Mitchell, owner of Lifetime Healing, set out to seek increased care, understanding, and resources for birth mothers.  For almost a decade, Ashley has been one of the most consistent and sought after birth mother voices in the nation.  Well known for her vulnerability and transparency in adoption, her story has touched the hearts of countless members of the adoption community and beyond.
There are many different ways that you or your organization can get involved.
Workshop Presentations
As we will be offering sessions for pre-adoptive, post-adoptive, and foster-care families (and more), we will accept up to two proposals per presenter. Conference proposal forms are now online and will need to be submitted by November 15th, 2018.
More details about presenting at the conference and the proposal form are located here: https://caffa.org/become-a-presenter.
Or, if you have unanswered questions you can reach out to Lisa at PresentationCoordinator@caffa.org.
Sponsorship Opportunities
With over 350+ expected attendees across all types and phases of adoption, the CAFFA Conference is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and create interest in your organization. Also, any contribution will be appreciated tremendously and would have a direct impact on conference registration fees, making the event more widely accessible.
We have several Sponsorship levels available with increasing levels of benefits. For example, anyone sponsoring at a Gold or Platinum level will be offered a complimentary Exhibitor Table at the conference.
To become a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship sign up site here.  If your sponsorship level includes an exhibitor table, we will email you with a special code to use to register as an exhibitor.
If you have any questions about Sponsorship, please feel free to contact us at communications@caffa.org.

Exhibitor Opportunities

CAFFA is looking for exhibitors for the 2019 Conference! This is a great opportunity to showcase your company/organization to the more than 350+ attendees who are expected to attend the conference.

We will be sending a follow up email soon with the link to register as an exhibitor.  Exhibitor early bird registration will end on January 7, 2019. The deadline for all final exhibitor applications and payments will be February 11, 2019.


  1. When will registration be available? What will the cost be?

    • Sorry for the delay in responding…. we have been working hard on the conference. Registration is now open! Please visit our conference page for more information.

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