Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Welcome to ICAR7

The International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR), which first took place in 1999, has become a key event for the international scientific community of adoption researchers and academics.

The forthcoming seventh edition will take place in Milan, Italy, from 7th to 11th July 2020, and will gather outstanding scholars and professionals from different fields in an interdisciplinary perspective. The exchange of the latest research findings and their implications for intervention can provide a substantial help to fill the gap between research and practice and improve the well-being of adopted children and their families.

Welcome to ICAR 7

Milan and the amazing campus of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore are looking forward to welcoming you!

Rosa Rosnati, Ph.D., ICAR7 Chair

Full professor of Social and Family Psychology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences;
Professor of Psychology of Adoption, Foster Care and Family Enrichment; Member of the Executive Board of the Family Studies and Research University Centre Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Welcome message

On behalf of Family Studies and Research University Centre, I am honored to welcome you!

ICAR7 will be a great opportunity for researchers and professionals from all over the world working in the field of adoption to meet up and create a network aimed at identifying new lines of research and implementing interventions that can contribute to the well-being of adopted children and their families.
You are cordially invited to attend and give your valuable contribution to the exchange of current knowledge and ideas in the vast and ever expanding area of research and practice on adoption.
Milan is the largest city in Northern Italy as well as the economic and financial capital of Italy, and offers a powerful and fascinating mix of historical architecture and modern high-rise skyscrapers, mingled with a dash of Italian lifestyle.
I hope you will enjoy ICAR7 and I am looking forward to seeing you in Milan.

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