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International Social Service's 6th Annual Fall Conference- The Ties That Bind - October 13 at UM

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn from experts in the international child and family welfare field and a chance to network with other nonprofits, legal professionals, and social workers!

When: Thursday October 13, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: University of Maryland, SMC Campus Center, 621 West Lombard St.Baltimore, MD 21201 1. Taken: International Parental Abduction: Édeanna Barbirou, Executive Director, Return US Home, Inc. Scott Berne, Parental Abduction Survivor and Board Member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Melissa Kucinski, Attorney, MK Family Law Moderator: Stephen Cullen, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

2. Broken Bonds: The Re-homing of Adopted Children Erin Bradley, Executive Director, Children's League of Massachusetts Kate Cleary, Executive Director, Consortium for Children Maureen Flatley, Government Relations Consultant Specializing in Government Reform and Oversight of Adoption and Child Welfare

Moderator: Debra Linsenmeyer, Educational Director, Title IV-E Program, University of Maryland School of Social Work

3. Children Alone: Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Frida Espinosa Cárdenas, Transnational Family Support Coordinator, the Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI)

Kevin Ipiña, Youth Peer Mentor, La Puerta Abierta Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, Deputy Assistant Director for Custody Management, Custody Programs Division, Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Moderator: Kimberly Haynes, Director for Children Services, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS)

4. Biology and Family: Regulating Reproductive Technologies and Protecting the Rights of the Children Katy Doran, Donor-Conceived Advocate; Senior Fellow, The Coalition Against Reproductive Trafficking Travis Rieder, PhD, Assistant Director of Education Initiatives & Research Scholar, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth J. Samuels, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law Moderator: Felicity Northcott, Director of External Partnerships and International Services, International Social Service-USA To see descriptions of each panel and more information on speakers, please visit our event page. View more information online.

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