What is Empowered to Connect?

The Empowered to Connect Conference features two days of practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

Who should attend the conference?

The conference content is beneficial for adoptive parents, foster parents, potential adoptive or foster parents, and professionals or ministry leaders serving children.

What are the conference details?

The conference runs from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, 2018. It will be a FREE hosted simulcast of the live event taking place in Chicago those same days. Thanks to the partnership between Crossroads and Mid-Atlantic Orphan Care Coalition, we are able to offer this seminar at no cost to attendees.

Lunch and dinner will be provided at the church for attendees on both days.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare for this event. It is not necessary to attend both days, and we encourage you to split childcare responsibilities if you are able.

Will training credits for adoptive and foster parents be available?

Each adoptive and foster parent will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificates will be handed out at the end of each day, per parent. Attendees are responsible for providing the certificate to their agency, and it is at the agency’s discretion whether or not to count participation toward training credits. To be eligible with your agency to receive training credits, each participant will need to turn in to their agency a copy of each certificate and it is beneficial to also provide them the schedule of the conference.