I've chosen the topic for my keynote address at the Parenthood for Me (PFM) Family Building Dinner on April 10th. It's going to be Birthparents: The Hidden Treasure of Adoption. Congratulations to Nancy S. for suggesting that topic and winning a signed copy of my adoption book!
It's interesting... most of the topics you all submitted - although diverse - contain some shade of the topic of birth parents and relationships with them. I'm really glad to find such strong interest in those relationships. 42 thanks going out to all of you who participated.
I haven't done the random draw yet, so you still have a chance to win a signed copy of What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective. If you already submitted a topic suggestion, your name has been entered once. I'll toss your name in the jar again for any of the following:
Sign up to follow my blog. (1 entry)
Refer someone else who signs up to follow my blog. (1 entry)
Tell me about your relationship with your own or your child's birthparents.
(2 entries) For example, Do you have one? What difference does it make for your family? How does it benefit you or your child? (or if you don't have a relationship, what impact does this have?) Have your thoughts or feelings about birthparents in general and yours or your child's, specifically, changed over time? In what ways?
Let your child tell me, in their own words, about their relationship with their birthparents and what it means to them. (3 entries)
Buy a ticket for the PFM dinner or make a donation to Parenthood for Me. (2 entries)
There is no limit to the number of times your name can be entered. This phase of the giveaway will be open until March 19th. Good luck!
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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