Forget Me Not Family Society to Hold Conference in October

Ann Fessler will deliver the keynote address.

Denalee Chapman August 30, 2015
article image

The Forget Me Not Family Society is an organization dedicated to helping all of the members of the adoption triad (Adoptee, Birth Family, Adoptive Family) preserve family memories and retain openness in communication in all areas of adoption. They offer a Post Adoption Resource Center which provides consultation, support, counseling, and education for any who have been touched by adoption. This includes educational programs, workshops, and presentations.

Coming up October 24 and 25 this year is one such event. “A Girl Like Her” is the keynote address by Ann Fessler, an author, filmmaker, artist, and professor. Fessler has spent the last two decades exploring adoption by finding untold stories and helping the keepers of those stories to share them. Her focus is on those who have been adopted, or have placed for adoption, between the 1950s and the 1970s—a time when many babies were relinquished for adoption because of social pressure. Many during that time had their birth records sealed, thereby keeping a tight lid on stories that need to be shared. Fessler’s film, “A Girl Like Her,” includes interviews with over 100 birth mothers throughout the U.S.

In addition to an address by Ann Fessler, two workshops will be held. Memory writing and gathering information from oral histories will be the focus. No previous writing experience is necessary. Rather, those attending the workshops will be instructed in the necessary steps for writing one’s own memories. A second workshop will teach techniques for gathering oral memories from family members in a way that opens conversation rather than shutting it down.

Those interested in attending the event are invited to visit the Forget Me Not Family Society website at AdoptionCircles.net. Members of the organization will receive a discount for the event to be held in British Columbia in October 2015.

author image

Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


Want to contact an adoption professional?

Love this? Want more?

Claim Your FREE Adoption Summit Ticket!


The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 50+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights.

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-27, 2019, or for a small fee, you can purchase an All-Access Pass to get access to the summit videos for 12 months along with a variety of other benefits.

Get Your Free Ticket


Host: ws1.elevati.net