Venue locations: please click here to find a map!

Instructions for presenters: please click here.

Please note that the opening programme on Sunday will start at 19.00 sharp!

The soccer World Cup final takes place on the same evening as the opening of our conference. To give sport lovers the opportunity to be present at the opening and to watch the game (final starts at 20.30 h), we have advanced the starting time of the opening lectures by 30 minutes (registration still starts at 18.00 h). After prof. Van IJzendoorn’s lecture, fans can watch the final in the lecture room. 

Boat Trip

An excellent way to see Leiden is from the water! Leiden’s canals flow past the museums, the almshouses, and the city’s many historic buildings with their imposing façades. We have arranged a boat-trip for you with a skipper who will tell you lots about Leiden. 

Price: EUR 10,-, to be paid cash (preferably in exact money) at registration of the conference. 

If you wish to discover Leiden from the water (July 13; around 16.30)  please send an email to before Sunday June 20 to reserve a seat! 

Lecture by Jennifer Degeling on the Hague Convention

Jennifer Degeling will give a presentation on the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention on Wednesday the 14th (10.20 – 11.20am), replacing Dr Tieman’s keynote talk that unfortunately was cancelled.

Title: Recent Developments with the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention by Jennifer Degeling, Secretary at the Permanent Bureau


The Third International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3) will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands, from July 11 to 15, 2010. 

The Many Faces of Adoption in Today’s World

The Third International Conference on Adoption Research builds on the success of two previous meetings: the International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR) hosted by the University of Minnesota (USA) in 1999 and the Second International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR2) hosted by the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2006. 


The goal of ICAR3 is to bring together distinguished and emerging adoption researchers, to enable sharing of research findings and theoretical perspectives, and to encourage interaction and debate about the future research agenda. Conference participants will be drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family studies, anthropology, social work, social policy and law. 

Topic areas

Topic areas will include (but will not be restricted to): developmental and health outcomes for adopted children, the needs and experiences of adopted adult persons, openness in adoption, cultural-racial socialization in international and transracial adoptions, family dynamics in adoptive families, Hague Convention and consequences for practice, etc. 

Abstracts will not be published before the conference. 

For more information about the conference, please contact us

You can now register for the ICAR3 conference!
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