Huge thanks to everyone who came to our first Adoptee Rights Happy Hour. It was a blast. This was the follow-up email we sent to all participants.
A huge note of thanks and appreciation to all of the folks who showed up to last night’s Adoptee Rights Happy Hour. The happy hour is sorta like town halls but less formal. We will keep doing them, and we will also continue to work to make them as inclusive and relevant as possible, both in content and in those who participate. If you want to suggest a focus for any future sessions, we want those suggestions (email them or leave a comment below). And we are holding on to everyone’s podcast, book, and TV program suggestions.
We’ve included more information about some of the things we talked about, along with links to learn more. We hope this is useful. Thanks so much, and we will definitely see you again. Cheers!
Greg, Annette, Shawna, and Erica
Next: A Conversation with Gabrielle Glaser
Don’t miss our upcoming February 3 conversation with Gabrielle Glaser, author of American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption.
Thanks to everyone for contributing and keeping up with wide-ranging discussions. Here are a few of the topics discussed and some resources related to them.
Intercountry Adoption/Adoptee Citizenship
Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Report
Gabrielle Glaser’s New Book
- American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption
- Upcoming Adoptees United Talk with Gabrielle and Adoptee Rights Activists (Feb. 3)
State-Level Adoptee Rights Legislation and Issues
- U.S. Map and Description of Pending Bills (including IDAHO!)
- Marley Greiner and Bastard Nation’s Policy Paper on Safe Haven Baby Boxes
Korean Adoptees and President Moon’s Recent Remarks
Adoptee Mental Health Resources/Info
New York’s New Equal Rights Law