to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month
(click on links for more info)
November 4, 2015 – “Let’s Adopt Reform” – Live and virtual Town Hall meeting – 5:30 – 8:30 PM CST – a thought-provoking presentation from Donaldson Adoption Institute followed by a moderated panel discussion of experts and community members, including questions from onsite and online audiences. To register (free) – http://tinyurl.com/letsadoptreform
November 7, 2015 –Gathering of Our Children and Returning Adoptees Pow Wow – Native celebration of adoptees and formerly fostered individuals, birth/first parents, adoptive/foster parents and families that welcomes the return of all to the circle.
*November 8, 2015 – Adoption – In Our Own Words – MN authors and other members of the adoption community share their journeys as adoptees, birth/first parents, adoptive parents. Open Mic and social time follow. (*MnAdoptReform is sponsoring this event.)
November 14, 2015 – Birthmothers in Honor 2015 – a non-denominational retreat day of honor, recognition, and sharing for birth/first mothers.
November 21, 2015 – “Adoption Play Project, new draft and public reading” – 7 PM, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Wonderlust Productions writers have been working to incorporate feedback into a new draft of the Adoption Play Project to get it ready for production next year. This play is written from story circles of members of the Minnesota adoption community. A public reading is an opportunity to hear the story and the dialogue without the costumes, lights, etc. and helps keep the focus on the stories before adding all elements. Your participation in the process is part of the fun. If you’d like to actually be a reader, let us know.