Its been a jam packed summer and the fall has been no different! AFAAD board members have been busy busy, preparing for our First Annual Gathering and making connections far and wide with adoptees and foster care alum who are excited about the Gathering.
We are excited to announce that we have many well- known TRA faces that will be joining us this year. Dr. John Raible and Michele Johnson of the film Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption, Dr. Julia Sudbury and writer Shannon Gibney of the TRA anthology Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, Filmmaker Phil Bertelson of Outside Looking In. We hope to screen David Akinsanya’s film about foster care, Raised by the State that focuses on the UK foster care system. The diaspora is strong ya’ll!
We are still looking for sponsors and donations. Please support if you can.
We are also excited about the teen discussion session we will now be facilitating during the Gathering on Saturday Nov 8th. Youth adoptees and foster youth – come through!