In the News

Sept. 18, 2013: Prof. Smolin is quoted in the CNN article, "International adoption: Saving orphans or child trafficking?"
May 31, 2013: Prof. Smolin is quoted in the New York Times article, "Eager to Adopt, Evangelicals Find Perils Abroad."
March 8: Anne Conway spoke to center members and Samford University's Family Studies students regarding her experience with domestic adoption as the original mother of her adopted daughter.

February 15–16, 2013: Professor Smolin will be speaking at Regent University School of Law's symposium, "Endangered Gender, a Discussion on Sex-Selective Abortion."

Feb. 8–9, 2013: Professor David Smolin will be participating in Pepperdine University School of Law's Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics's annual conference. The topic of this year's conference is "Intercountry Adoption: Orphan Rescue or Child Trafficking?" Professor Smolin will participate in a plenary panel, two breakout sessions, and will serve as moderator for an additional panel.

Jan. 11–12, 2013: Professor David Smolin participated in the International Juvenile Justice and International Adoption panels at Regent University's 2nd Annual "Seeking Justice for the Least of These" symposium.

Dec. 27, 2012: Alexander D'Jamoos and Professor David Smolin were featured on a broadcast of The Takeaway to discuss the Russian ban on American adoptions of Russian children.

Additional items from Jan. 2011–Oct. 20112

David M. Smolin spoke at the BACHE Forum on Alabama’s Immigration Law, cosponsored by UAB and Samford University on Feb. 9. The title of his talk was "Alabama’s HB 56 in Constitutional and National Perspective."

On Feb. 10, Professor Smolin was the keynote speaker at a session titled "The Right to be Treated with Integrity" at The Fred Gray Civil Rights Symposium at Faulkner Law School.

On Sept. 26, Professor Smolin presented "The Theology of Adoption and Orphans: A Response to the Evangelical Christian Adoption and Orphan Care Movement" at Samford University’s Faculty Shop Talk series.

From Oct. 8–9, Professor Smolin participated as an independent expert to an expert group on the financial aspects of inter-country adoption under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The meetings were held at the offices of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference, in The Hague, Netherlands.

On Oct. 19, Professor Smolin gave the keynote plenary address, "An Inside Critique of the Evangelical Christian Adoption and Orphan Care Movement," at the 7th Biennial Adoption Conference at St. John’s University in New York City. Professor Smolin also led the breakout session, "Identifying, Understanding, and Assisting Victims of Abusive Adoption Practices," at the conference.

On Oct. 20, Professor Smolin gave a presentation to an adoption forum, "The Impact of Chinese and other International Adoption Practices in Relation to Birth Families, Abandonments, and Searches," cosponsored by FCCNY (Friends of Children of China, New York) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of New York University, held at New York University.

On Oct. 22, Professor Smolin spoke regarding the theology and practice of adoption for the convocation program at Samford University.


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