Me, AAC/ANC and 3rdMom!

Action is the antidote to despair. – Joan Baez

Excerpt from a letter I received in the mail yesterday…

“Dear Suz,

On behalf of the Conference Committee of the upcoming AAC/ANC conference Transforming Families, Connecting Lives, we are delighted to inform you that your workshop proposal has been accepted and scheduled as follows:

Title: Nine Months: Gains and Losses
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time: 8:45 am – 10:00 am……”

I am pleased. But the truly coolest part of this is that my co-presenter on this topic is none other than Thirdmom.

Our current working abstract is:

“The session we propose will look at the critical time before and immediately after the birth and adoption of a child from the viewpoints of a surrendering mother and an adoptive mother.  We will show how misinformation, misunderstanding, and lack of communication bring them to decisions on behalf of the child that they would, in any other situation, be unlikely to make.  We also will provide suggestions for ways in which the professional adoption community can take advantage of this period of time to educate and empower both women to make truly informed decisions.  We both speak from the perspective of closed adoptions, but will discuss issues related to open adoption as it is practiced in the US today.”

So looking forward to meeting many friends in Ohio as others have recently gotten their acceptances as well.

12 Thoughts.

  1. WOO! Congrats! I’ll be up there to meet everyone. HURRAH! Well, I wont’ have to meet Dawn. I already know her awesomeness.

  2. Congratulations! (Oh, and I love Third Mom!) I’ve really benefited so much from reading your blog as well as Mei Ling’s, Dawn’s and Third Mom’s blogs. Thank you so much for all that you do to support those in your communities as well as for allowing adoptive parents like myself to learn from you.

  3. Wonderful! Probably will not be able to make it to the conference, but I know this presentation is needed by PAPs and I hope many will attend with open ears & mind. Congrats to you both!

  4. Congratulations! I would love to attend your presentation – you guys will be fantastic. Alas Ohio is quite far from me.

  5. Congrats. I’m sure you will do well. Video and post…for those of us who can’t make it?

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!! Ohio?!! Where in Ohio? I live in Ohio!! Does this mean I might actually meet you in person?!!!
    Holy moly, I needed some pick-me-up news like this today!! 🙂

  7. I’m thrilled for you Suz, and thrilled for those of us who will get to see your presentation. It sounds like a wonderful workshop! CONGRATS to you and Margie!!!

  8. You beat me to the punch, I’m heading over to post the same thing. I think we’re going to rock!! Can’t wait to do this – I’m really looking forward to working together!

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