Excited to announce that I have been accepted (along with my husband and two first mom friends) to present at American Adoption Congress 2016 Conference in Denver.
Our presentation is titled Mitigating & Managing Collateral Damage: Impact of Adoption on 1st Family. We are focusing largely on marriages and relationships for the first mother post surrender. Our goal is to get the community talking about the collateral damage of adoption – future husbands, wives, children and more. We will share personal stories and ways we managed. We will also offer suggestions for mitigating this damage for future first families.
I would love to talk to other first moms or dads about how surrendering your child affected your future relationships and marriage. If you are willing to talk, leave me a comment and I will email you and we can arrange a time to talk on the phone or chat online.
More to come on this topic as we develop our presentation.
And if you live in the Denver area and plan to attend, come to our session! My panel members include Denise of Second Chance Mother, Kathy Aderhold and my own husband (who has quite a unique perspective on how adoption affects a marriage).
Conference details for reference:
Trailblazing Change: Moving Mountains Together in Adoption
March 29 – April 2, 2016
Denver Grand Hyatt
1750 Welton Street in Denver, Colorado