Adoption, parenting and children's issues will be the focus of the Utah Adoption Council's annual conference June 19 and 20 at the Provo Park Hotel, 101 W. 100 North, Provo.

The keynote speaker will be Richard Paul Evans, author of "The Christmas Box," who is in the process of adopting a child from China. He will talk at 3:15 p.m. Saturday."Paving the Highway to Successful Adoption" is the conference theme. Seminars will be held for current and future adoptive parents and for professional adoption workers.

The conference runs from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The fee is $38 for both days or $25 for one day and includes lunch.

Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Call 355-7444 for information.