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Where is Choose Joy?

Choose Joy started in California. This year the two-day conference is being held in Atlanta, GA with a smaller, one day event in CA.

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Where is Choose Joy?

What’s included in Choose Joy?

The Choose Joy conference was founded by Nathan and Emmy Blakely after years of secondary infertility. Because it is a cause so near and dear to our hearts, we pack a lot into two days!

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What's included in Choose Joy?

Meet Our Speakers

All of our 2019 speaker are previous Choose Joy attendees or speakers.

Carly + Jon DurhamKeynote Speakers

Crazy passionate about orphan/foster care, orphan prevention, and encouraging women struggling with infertility, Carly and Jon have three children. Carter was adopted from Ukraine, Niyah was adopted from foster care, and Audie (their rainbow baby) recently joined the family.

Carly + Jon DurhamKeynote Speakers

Crazy passionate about orphan/foster care, orphan prevention, and encouraging women struggling with infertility, Carly and Jon have three children. Carter was adopted from Ukraine, Niyah was adopted from foster care, and Audie (their rainbow baby) recently joined the family.

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McCall AldridgeStoryteller - Fund the Nations

Storyteller for Fund the Nations, a faith-based fundraising platform, McCall helps people fundraise for things like adoptions, mission trips, and non-profits. She’s passionate about the idea that money should never be a reason to say no to your calling.

McCall AldridgeStoryteller - Fund the Nations

Storyteller for Fund the Nations, a faith-based fundraising platform, McCall helps people fundraise for things like adoptions, mission trips, and non-profits. She’s passionate about the idea that money should never be a reason to say no to your calling.

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Jason ClaytonAdoptive Parent Coordinator - Faithful Adoption Consultants

Adoptive parent coordinator for Faithful Adoption Consultants, Jason works with hopeful adoptive parents on their adoption journey. He and his wife have four children, two biological and two adopted.

Jason ClaytonAdoptive Parent Coordinator - Faithful Adoption Consultants

Adoptive parent coordinator for Faithful Adoption Consultants, Jason works with hopeful adoptive parents on their adoption journey. He and his wife have four children, two biological and two adopted.

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Beth ForbusFounder & President - Sarah's Laughter

Founder and president of Sarah's laughter, Beth is full-time in the infertility support ministry. She's written several books and hosts an infertility support podcast.

Beth ForbusFounder & President - Sarah's Laughter

Founder and president of Sarah's laughter, Beth is full-time in the infertility support ministry. She's written several books and hosts an infertility support podcast.

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Elisha KearnsWriter

Author of the popular infertility blog "Waiting for Baby Bird," Elisha regularly shares about her life. When she's not writing about infertility, PCOS, or foster care Elisha is hosting support groups online and in person.

Elisha KearnsWriter

Author of the popular infertility blog "Waiting for Baby Bird," Elisha regularly shares about her life. When she's not writing about infertility, PCOS, or foster care Elisha is hosting support groups online and in person.

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Jordan + Chris TateWriter

Advocates for infant-loss support and adoption, Jordan and Chris share their journey on Instagram and through their website "Team Tate." Jordan also writes for Kindred + Co, an adoption community.

Jordan + Chris TateWriter

Advocates for infant-loss support and adoption, Jordan and Chris share their journey on Instagram and through their website "Team Tate." Jordan also writes for Kindred + Co, an adoption community.

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Rachel Von SteinWriter

Adopted at six weeks old, Rachel is a member of a transracial family and is a cancer survivor.

Rachel Von SteinWriter

Adopted at six weeks old, Rachel is a member of a transracial family and is a cancer survivor.

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