Thursday, October 31, 2019

National Adoption Month 2019, Photo Contest & Giveaway!

In recognition of National Adoption Day, which this year will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019, I will be giving away one free photo session to someone who's life has been impacted by adoption or foster care: an adoptee, foster alumni, birth parent, adoptive or foster parent.

ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED - But you can vote for the winner here!

Voting will close on 11/23/2019 at 12pm Central.  The most interacted with photo wins!  You will be notified via email and the Facebook Page.  Note: you CAN like, share & comment on your own photo - these WILL count as votes.

Vote scoring:
Like - 1
Comment - 1
Share - 1

Eligibility:
  • Your life was directly impacted by adoption or foster care (adoptee, former foster youth/alumni, birth parent, adoptive parent, foster parent).
  • People all across Minnesota are welcome to apply.
  • People outside Minnesota (Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, etc) can also apply but will need to travel to Minnesota in 2019-2020 to redeem your photo session.
  • Complete the form at the BOTTOM OF THIS POST to enter
What you win:
An hour-long photo session with me, in the location of your choice, and original untouched digital photos emailed to you via Google Photos. Most clients will receive 50-100 proofs to choose from and print at any number of photo reprinting sites. I have had the joy of taking photos for the past 10 years, with a focus on family, child, senior and newborn photography. I would be happy to capture your moments as well. I use only natural outdoor light. My style is laid back and engaging. If you are having a good time, your photos will show that and capture this unique moment in your life.

If you don't win or want to book your own session today, you can contact me directly.


What is National Adoption Day?
National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 125,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. A coalition of national partners — the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network — founded National Adoption Day.

On November 18, 2000, the coalition and the Freddie Mac Foundation encouraged seven cities to open their courts on or around the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize and celebrate adoptions from foster care.

The first National Adoption Day was inspired by the innovative efforts of Michael Nash, a former presiding judge of Los Angeles County’s Juvenile Court. He opened the court on Saturdays, engaged the volunteer efforts of court personnel and finalized adoptions to reduce the backlog of one of the busiest courts in the nation.

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