Family Reflections: Authors Share Their Stories
A Benefit for Adoption Network Cleveland
On June 12th, Adoption Network Cleveland was pleased to present a unique collection of nationally known authors who shared two distinctive commonalities – each have published works revolving around stories of adoption, foster care and kinship care and they all reside in Cleveland! Proceeds from the event directly supported programs for individuals, children and families impacted by adoption, kinship and foster care.
The evening was a huge success, emphasizing how the issues surrounding adoption and foster care continue to impact individuals' lives even as they have grown into adulthood, infiltrating their family and work life, creativity and art. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and a huge thank you to authors Dan Chaon, Paula McLain, Barbara Raymond, Loung Ung and Abby Vandiver, who shared intimate stories of how adoption, foster care and kinship families have impacted their writing and life. A very special thank you to author D.M. Pulley for moderating the panel and leading the effort to assemble this great cast of characters!