Meet, Share, Write (vol. 5)

ID-10080960In “Meet, Share, Write” we publicize ways open adoption bloggers (and readers) can meet up, learn, and offer their own knowledge and experience beyond the blogging world.

Do you have a conference, call for proposals, or other opportunity you think may be of interest to our blogging network? Let us know.



  • American Adoption Congress is accepting workshop proposals for its annual conference, “Building Bridges for Change,” to be held April 10-13 in San Francisco. Deadline is September 15.
  • In Fact Books is soliciting essays for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled, “Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans.” They write, “We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Whether it’s about adopting them or making them, raising them or ‘sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you’ve got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it.” Details here; deadline is October 14.


  • The Adoption Institute is updating its (excellent) 2012 report, Untangling the Web: The Internet’s Transformative Impact on Adoption. In preparation for the report, it is conducting online surveys of adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth/first parents, and adoption professionals about their relevant use of the internet. Surveys here.
  • Montclair State University associate professor Amanda Baden is seeking adopted adults and clinicians who treat adoptees for a study on the clinical treatment of adoption triad members and training of clinicians who treat them. Survey here.
  • Lehigh University graduate student Candice Presseau is seeking transracial adoptees who were adopted by white parents and are at least 18 years old for a study. Survey here.


We receive lots and lots of emails about newly-released books related to adoption here at OAB. Bloggers tend to be big readers, so I thought it might be worth spreading the word about them, in case any of them interested you. I haven’t read any of these–if you have, please let us know in the comments what you thought!