This message from the editors of Adoptive Families landed in my in-box today and I though I would share:
SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE: Celebrate Adoption
The next issue of Adoptive Families is all about you!
We're excited to announce a special double issue, "Celebrate Adoption: Our Families, Our Stories," and we want contributions from the AF community. Every family formed through adoption has a story to tell - and we want to hear every last one!
Adoptive parents, birth family members, and adoptees of all ages, please share your personal essays and photos that capture defining moments for your family, around themes or stages in the adoption journey like:
Deciding to adopt
Getting "the call" that you'd been matched, or that the baby was on his way
Meeting your child
Welcome home - first weeks as family
Realizing that a strong bond has taken hold
Finally feeling like a mom or dad
Family traditions, old and new
Mother's Day and Father's Day memories
We also want to see scans or digital files of your child's adoption announcement, and pages from your family's scrapbooks and lifebooks, and we'll print a selection in this keepsake double issue.If you have personal essays or images you'd like us to consider publishing in the "Celebrate Adoption" issue, e-mail them to submissions at adoptivefamilies dot com by April 1.