Book winners & Adoption Constellation subscription giveaway

Thanks to everyone who left a comment, and/or an answer to the question; What I’d like to read an adoption book about. on my Adoption Nation book review post. I hope the publishers are listening! Many folks asked for resources, and many of you may have them, so please check back and read the comments, and add a link or suggestion if you have the time.

My two winners were Anne from Alaska, and Jess in Australia. (Then the pub tells me we can’t ship to Australia! So Jess, I’ll be sending that one on my own, so hold tight your winter reading will arrive!) In corresponding with Anne about the win, we discovered we are leading semi parallel lives in the single mama sibling co-parenting department. What a hoot. You can go see for yourself in her blog three little birds.

Today I am  offering Mama C readers a chance to win a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to The Adoption Constellation Quarterly.

In order to enter you’ll need to do one or two of three things:

1) Sign up to receive Mama C and the Boys automatically to your email using the subscription button on my sidebar ->, and leave a comment saying how happy you are you did!

2) tweet, fb, email, blog, or carrier pigeon about the competition mentioning The Adoption Constellation and @MamaCandtheBoys, and leave me a comment telling me which one you did, leaving a link if possible.

3) leave a comment answering the following question; “If I could read an article about one thing of CRITICAL importance to me as a member of the adoption constellation¹ it would be; __________________” in the comments section of this post. The magazine provides a forum for all voices in the constellation, so please spread the word, and the opportunity to win.

If you are not sure how to approach that, and want some inspiration, download your free copy of the first issue of the magazine here, and find out. Then come back and write a comment. You’ll get a free entry if you tell me what your favorite article was in that issue, and why!

Already a subscriber? GREAT! So tell me about that in the comments, and then enter to win a copy for your local library, or your workplace, or your step brother.

Up to TWO entries per person will be accepted. Winner’s name will be chosen in the old fashion name in a bucket, picked by Sam and Marcel on or around May 1st.

In full disclosure, I am a writer for the magazine, love the magazine, and am paying every penny of the subscription cost as my contribution to a project I deeply believe in.

¹ From the editor; “The adoption community extends much further than the triad of birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents and we believe the term adoption constellation reflects this.”


  1. I already get your updates by email – does that count? I also posted about the contest on FB. Are you on FB?

    • Woot! Woot! Yes that counts for two! Thanks for spreading the word! I am on a fa-cation (since October). I’ll most likely return one of these days. I prefer old fashioned email and blogging 🙂

  2. Hi, I posted about your blog and this competition on Facebook. I’m not sure how to send you a link ,though, so I hope you’ll take my word for it. 🙂

  3. What a fantastic contest! . As the Chief Editorial Director of The Adoption Constellation magazine I am particularly interested in the answers to this question: “If I could read an article about one thing of CRITICAL importance to me as a member of the adoption constellation¹ it would be; __________________”

    Catherine, thank you so much for doing this! In addition, I would love to offer an additional free subscription to the runner up of this contest!

    • Thank you for starting the conversation going about what folks would like to read about! I am sure many readers here would like to read that piece, and could write that piece too!

  4. I’ve lurked here for ~ oh maybe nearly a year? ~ my son came home on May 6 last year and it was around that time that I sought blogs that reflected my experience in one way or another. I receive updates in my rss feeder on my phone.

    We are in an open adoption and our family is transracial. I want to read almost anything I can about other people’s experience with adoption especially transracial. One thing that I’ve seen little about is navigating class in open adoption and so that is probably the one thing I would most like to read about.

    Thanks for your blog and this contest!

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