The Interview Project is open to any blogger
- who writes at least occasionally about adoption,
- is interested in meeting a fellow writer with different views and experiences, and
- wants to welcome someone into their own online space.
Everyone who registers by October 28 will be paired with another adoption blogger. You will have two weeks to get to know their blog and send them some questions by email. On November 17, you’ll post the interview on your blog and your partner will post their interview of you.
For more information please click here.
I have also been contacted by the Dave Thomas Foundation who asked me to post a link to this video about research on their child-centered recruitment model http://bit.ly/tjuQWh . Here is an excerpt from the press release:
Child-focused recruitment is a model used by DTFA’s signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK), which provides local adoption agencies with grants to hire dedicated adoption recruiters who spend 100 percent of their job focused on finding waiting children forever homes. The study found older children and children with mental health disorders achieved even higher rates of adoption, providing new hope to the many children who enter foster care and often languish for years or “age out” of foster care altogether without the support of permanent, loving families.
If you experience with WWK or the DTF that you’d like to share here please do. I have to say the message on the video was very engaging to me.
I am in the middle of several “I wonder how I will write about this…” life moments at once. I am going to Sam’s school today to meet with a team of staff to talk about success. I am going to leave it there. That line between blogger, mother, and recorder of a life that is not mine gets rather blurry sometimes. In this case I will tell you that being a teacher and an advocate for your own child in the district that you work is complex.
I have some other exciting news professionally that I can’t reveal just yet, but suffice it to say that doors seem to be flying open in corridors all around me. We are doing important work out there, and it is being noticed. Have you seen that too? Share some of your success to start the weekend off right? Then go sign up for the Interview Project!