In November of 2014, Lost Daughters at the helm of editor, Rosita Gonzalez, launched the #flipthescript movement, aimed at highlighting the perspectives of adult adoptees, which reached 30 million households in 30 days. This November, Lost Daughters editors Amanda Transue-Woolston and Rosita Gonzalez partner with Diane Christian from The An-Ya Project to bring you this incredible movement in book form. Recently, we released the image of the gorgeous cover we selected as the face of this upcoming anthology. Stay tuned!
This was sent to me but really it’s for anyone who recently bought a The Declassified Adoptee book and especially Aselefech Evans whose half-marathon fundraising campaign allowed the team at The Declassified Adoptee to be among the many donors for Bring Love In.
In addition to preserving original families, Bring Love In creates families by taking children out of orphanages and placing them into the homes of widowed Ethiopian mothers to be cared for by these mothers and by their communities.
Now Available in Ebook & Paperback
From the Lost Daughters website…
|Living Loud DC readers, emcee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, and Amb. Susan Jacobs. Photo from Amb. Jacobs.|
Last night, a spirited collective of artists gathered together to bring the Living Loud DC event to life. And bring it to life they did. Nine incredible authors, 8 from lost daughters, delivered pieces from four different works (some published some never before read/heard) against the backdrop of the gorgeous Busboys and Poets (5th & K location) surrounded by the energizing sounds of Superior Cling, woven and connected by emcee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, and powerfully introduced by Ambassador Susan Jacobs. We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who brought this event together–and to provide links for anyone wanting to learn more about someone or something they saw at Living Loud DC.
In honor of National Social Work Month, the Undergraduate Social Work Department at West Chester University proudly hosted “Unfolding the Adoption Experience: Exploring Racial Identity” in Sykes Theater on the West Chester University of Pennsylvania Campus. The event was held on March 24th from 2PM to 4PM. The event was sponsored by the undergraduate social work department and co-planned by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, MSS, LSW and Dr. Greg Tully.
The event featured Dr. Joseph Crumbley, a noted educator, speaker, expert on transracial adoption, and author of Relatives Raising Children: An Overview of Kinship Care and Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practice issues for Professionals. The event also featured: Susan Harris O’Connor social worker, performance artist, racial identity theory pioneer, and author of the book The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee.
O’Connor delivered one of her world-famous narrative performances that invited the audience to explore the experience of being transracially adopted and the intersectionality of adoption and race.
|Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW|
In honor of National Social Work Month, the Undergraduate Social Work Department at West Chester University proudly hosts this important event.
Featured Speaker: Susan Harris O’Connor social worker, performance artist, racial identity theory pioneer, and author of the book The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee.
The event will also feature a performance by O’Connor that invites the audience to explore the experience of being transracially adopted and the intersectionality of adoption and race.
The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Sykes Theater on the West Chester University campus, March 24th from 2PM to 4PM.
I am proud to announce that Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace is now available in ebook format with print copies forthcoming, on Amazon.com.
“These are brave, strong essays written from the heart by talented, courageous women who pull no punches. Anyone not already familiar with the inner ramifications of being adopted to the adoptee will be blown away.” –Lorraine Dusky, first mother, author of Birthmark, founding board member of ALMA, and founder of [Birth Mother] First Mother Forum.
From the An-Ya Project website….
“Written with the eye of a social worker and the perspective that only someone who has lived the life of adoption can bring, Amanda H. L. Transue-Woolston expresses herself in ways that are both individual and universal. The Declassified Adoptee reads with the power of a novel, yet provides a perspective that I have not yet seen in adoption literature or memoirs. She does this by sharing her own experiences as an adoptee and then broadening her lens to allow the reader to share a broader view of timeless issues in the adoption world. She tackles topics that some find difficult with deep insight, humor and sensitivity.
Lost Daughters provides us with a viewing of brilliance, social justice and activism. Moving beyond racial, ethnic and professional silos frequently observed in adoption, Lost Daughters brings us together to witness the courage, strength and amazement of a diverse group of women who represent the true fabric of adoption. This anthology, a collection of stories written by adult adoptees, is a must read for clinical and social service professionals and all those touched by and/or interested in learning about adoption journeys.
National Speaker, Solo Performance Artist, Activist
Author, The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee