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UAB International Adoption Clinic Hosting Empowered to Connect Conference

BIRMINGHAM – The UAB International Adoption Clinic at Children’s of Alabama will host the Empowered to Connect Conference April 5-6 from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

The simulcast seminar will be held at Christ Community Church (2222 Co Rd 52, 35080) in Helena. Contact or 205-638-6964 for registration. Cost of attendance is $20 for individuals and $30 per couple. Snacks are provided and there will be a midday break for a Dutch-treat lunch. The Empowered to Connect Conference offers practical teaching in a safe and supportive community to better equip families, churches and professionals  impacted by adoption and foster care.

The conference features Trust-Based Relational Intervention methods – developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University – to help bring attachment and connection to families.

About Children’s of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. More information is available at

About UAB International Adoption Clinic

The International Adoption Clinic serves the initial and ongoing medical, developmental and emotional needs of adoptive parents and their children from around the world. They are a non-profit clinic located at Children's South in Birmingham, Alabama. They are staffed with a group of professionals armed with a love for children who have been orphaned and a desire to see them accepted into loving and well-equipped families. To learn more, go to