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  • Nicole J. Burton

American Adoption Congress, Here I Come

I'm going to the American Adoption Congress (AAC) Conference in Portland, Oregon, March 26-29. Hundreds of people interested in adoption reform will converge to attend sessions such as "Adoption is a Feminist Issue" and "What Makes an Open Adoption Survive and Thrive," as well as keynote speeches by adoption community leaders. It's my first time attending--I'm pretty excited! The expertise and experience of folks coming to the conference is breathtaking; one of the presenters is Betty Jean Lifton whose fantastic books have been my companions throughout my search and reunion. I'm looking forward to meeting her and many others.

I plan to do lots of networking and sign books in the AAC Book Room. I'm also having an author signing at Portland's Broadway Books at 1714 NE Broadway on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30pm. Please spread the word if you have friends in Portland. Swimming Up the Sun is now being printed (it looks gorgeous!) and copies will be available for order on and through bookstores by March 21.

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