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2nd Annual Adoption Conference

  • Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ 6509 South Cliff Avenue Sioux Falls, SD, 57108 United States (map)


Transitions for Youth and Understanding Sibling Relationships
Jointly presented by: Children's Home Society and SD Department of Social Services

Join us FRIDAY, APRIL 20 for our annual continuing education conference for professionals working in adoption.

Presented by Loryn Smith, MSW: Loryn is the owner/CEO of Finally Home Christian Adoption Services, a private adoption agency in Hillsborough County, Florida. This role complements the 30+ years experience Loryn has in the child welfare system, working to impact the lives of children. She is certified through Rutger’s University and NACAC as an Adoption Competent Trainer, and trained in the Trust Based Relational Intervention Method.
Loryn brings practical application of parenting skills for children impacted by abuse and neglect. She also provides Family Coaching Services and works directly with families to assist them in developing effective parenting strategies for challenging children.
Loryn’s passion for children is also reflected in her personal life. She and husband, Thad, have fostered for 30 years. They are the parents of 15 children, eight of whom were adopted through the foster care system, and two who were not formally adopted but are considered permanent members of the family.

Cost:   $75, includes on-site lunch.
CEU Credits:  Available for Professionals.
To Register: Contact Loni Anderson at 605.343.2811 or
For more information: Contact Steve Deming at 605.343.2811 or