Wells Conference

  • The 12th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    The Family and Youth Law Center, in collaboration with Capital University Law Review, is pleased to sponsor the 11th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law. Each year the Wells Conference attracts professionals and academics who are pioneers and innovators in the fields of child welfare and adoption law.


    Date: March 10, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus Ohio   43215




    •  Approved for 4.25 Continuing Education credits for social workers and counselors. Our approved provider number is RCS071302. 
    •  Approved for 4.25 Continuing Legal Education credits. 


    Cynthia Mabry-King, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
    Migration of American Children from the United States for Adoption by Parents who are Residents of Other Countries: What Should Happen When Things Go Wrong?  

    Laurie Goldheim, JD, President, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
    Practice in Contested/Disrupted Adoptions 

    Deborah Gnann, Esq., Barbara VanSlyck, LSW, MSEd, CA, Ellen Wristen, Esq.
    Meeting the Pre- and Post- Adoption Needs of Children and Families  

    Linda Britton, JD, Director, Commission on Youth at Risk, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
    No Bystanders: Emerging Due Process Protections for Children, Youth and Foster Parents in Child Welfare Cases 

    Kathi Yu, U.S. Department of State, Adoptions Officer, Office of Children's Issues
    State Department responses to informal, secondary placements –“rehoming”.  

    Adam Pertman, President, The National Center on Adoption and Permanency
    Special Issues in Adoption Disruption and Dissolution 

    2015 Registration Fee:
    $75.00 - Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
    $60.00 - Government/Non-profit Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
    $50.00 - All others 

    Registrations cancelled prior to February 28, 2016 will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee; the fee will not be refunded for cancellations after that date. Fee includes boxed lunch. 


     For questions about the conference, please contact:
    Denise St. Clair
    Executive Director
    Family and Youth Law Center