Friday, December 26, 2014

Join Us at the American Adoption Congress Conference in March

We are thrilled to share that Lost Daughters will conduct a panel discussion at the American Adoption Congress International Conference on Saturday, March 28. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Boston). We are workshop 503 scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

In the spirit of our popular roundtable posts, ten of our contributors will discuss "Diverse Narratives within the Collective Adoptee Voice" (read their bios here):

  • Jennifer Anastasi
  • Amira Rose Davis
  • Annette-Kassaye
  • Rosita Gonzalez
  • Rebecca Hawkes
  • Lara Trace Hentz
  • Cathy Heslin
  • Karen Pickell
  • Amanda Transue-Woolston
  • Angela Tucker

Our conversation will focus on the challenge of amplifying the collective adoptee voice while respecting each individual’s story. We will explore places where our narratives intersect or diverge and examine how adoptees can build supportive, compassionate communities despite our differing journeys and viewpoints.

This panel discussion will tie in with our ongoing Flip the Script campaign, which aims to elevate the valid voices of adoptees within the broader adoption discourse. Adult adoptees are the best authority on the adoption experience, and every adoptee story matters.

We hope many of you will join us for this important discussion. Our anthology Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace will be available for sale and our panelists will be signing copies following the workshop.

Early registration registration rates have been extended through March 24!