Another great conference in the area that goes on annually is run by this wonderful organization. The Adoptive Parents Committee has chapters all over the country and most likely has one in your area. They offer monthly meetings run by parents who get together to support each other. Bigger than the conference in NJ, this one is run in New York at different locations around the region each time. This year it is in Brooklyn, NY. Here's the link:
Please check it out. Workshops cover a wide variety of issues in the field of adoption for everybody involved: birthparents, adoptive parents, men, women, children, professionals...it's very informative. Agencies send representatives to meet who can provide information to anyone interested in the beginning stages of adoption.