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November #NAAM Perspectives

Please visit daily for your reading link or download the 30-day #NAAM calendar to follow along!

November 1:  Adoptees Flip the Script - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTGzZboJCAU 

November 2: A Right to Know - https://vimeo.com/21142037 

November 3: I'm Adopted - But I won't be Celebrating #NAAM - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/national-adoption-awareness-month-adoptee-perspective_n_5b3b9f5de4b09e4a8b27e53b 

November 4:  Words Matter - Our Adoption Language Guide (please note, this is an automatic download. Depending on your computer settings it may not open automatically, you may need to check your download folder) - 

https://www.adoptionnetwork.org/file_download/inline/e15e8d66-081e-4f7c-a4d2-e6ab77fadbcd 

November 5:  Talking Adoption, Identity, and Independence with Darryl McDaniels, DMC of RUN DMC - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/talking-adoption-identity-and-independence-with-darryl_b_595697a8e4b0c85b96c66168 

November 6: Planning for Adoption: Knowing the Costs https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/s_costs.pdf and Adoption Network Cleveland Programs for Prospective Parents https://www.adoptionnetwork.org/service-areas/family-youth/prospective-parents/

November 7: The Reality of Transracial Adoption (adoptive parent) - https://youtu.be/9alW-EWJrS0

November 8: Transracial Lives Matter: The Privilege of Racial Manipulation (transracial adoptee) - http://www.thelostdaughters.com/2015/06/transracial-lives-matter-rachel-dolezal.html

November 9: Four Birthmothers, for Mothers: https://vimeo.com/119964199 

November 10: The Burden of Adoptee Loyalty: http://www.thelostdaughters.com/2015/04/dear-adoptive-parents-burden-of-adoptee.html

November 11: On adoptee April Dinwoodie's blog, "A White Adoptive Parent Asks: How Do We Help Our Multi-racial Children Survive and Thrive?" - https://aprildinwoodie.com/blog/2020/5/27/a-white-adoptive-parent-asks-how-do-we-help-our-multi-racial-children-survive-and-thrive

November 12: A blog from adoptee Jessenia Parmer - More Harm Than Good: Focusing Solely on the Positive Adoption Narrative - http://iamadopted.net/more-harm-than-good-focusing-solely-on-the-positive-adoption-narrative/

November 13: Screening questions to ask when looking for an adoption-competent therapist - https://www.growbeyondwords.com/screening-questions-when-seeking-an-adoption-competent-therapist/

November 14: Why many adoptees feel invisible during #NAAM - https://medium.com/@AngelaMBarra/adoptees-and-the-trauma-of-invisibility-national-adoption-awareness-month-2645eb9f2443

November 15: Seven Core Issues with Adoption and Permanency - http://www.sharonroszia.com/2020/05/30/seven-core-issues-in-adoption-and-permanency-a-comprehensive-guide-to-promoting-understanding-and-healing-in-adoption-foster-care-kinship-families-and-third-party-reproduction/

November 16: Stories from adoptees on why access to their original birth records is so important, a short film from Jean Strauss - https://vimeo.com/157030968

November 17: Family planning legal basics for LGBTQ parents - https://www.nytimes.com/article/legal-basics-for-lgbtq-parents.html 

November 18:  Tips for adoptees and birth family on making first contact - https://www.adoptionnetwork.org/news-events/archive.html/article/2020/06/29/tips-for-adoptees-and-birth-family-making-first-contact

November 19: How adoptees can support teens - https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/adolescence-adoption-how-adoptive-parents-can-support-teens-0220184

November 20: Dear Adoption, You Made Me the Great Pretender - https://dearadoption.com/2017/08/16/dear-adoption-you-made-me-the-great-pretender/

November 21: DNA helped me find my birth family - https://www.adoptionnetwork.org/news-events/archive.html/article/2018/08/23/dna-helped-me-find-my-birth-family

November 22: Encourage the hope, honor the lament of those touched by adoption - https://coloradosun.com/2019/11/24/adoption-children-mental-health-opinion/

November 23: Adoptive Parents - https://vimeo.com/205759400

November 24: Ohio adoptees unlocking their past - https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2015/03/ohio_adoptees_can_unlock_their.html

November 25: How Parents Can Help Adopted Children Navigate Birthdays - https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-parents-can-make-birthdays-brighter-for-adopted-children-0115155

November 26: Holidays with Extended Family - https://adoptionsupport.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Holidays-with-Extended-Family-An-Opportunity-for-Connection.pdf

November 27: Male Adoptee Perspectives on Being Adopted - http://iamadopted.net/3-male-adoptee-perspectives-on-being/

November 28: 5 Ways Family-Building Providers Can Make Practices More LGBTQ Inclusive - https://www.gayparentstobe.com/gay-parenting-blog/5-ways-family-building-providers-can-make-practices-more-lgbtq-inclusive/​​​​​​​

November 29: Storytelling to Save Your Life: A Late-Discovery Adoptee Experience - https://severancemag.com/storytelling-to-save-your-life-a-late-discovery-adoptee-experience/

November 30: OHIO - State House Ceremony on Opening Day - https://vimeo.com/159230373​​​​​​​