Oversharing About Adoption on the Internet

I’m looking forward to Thursday’s CHSFS webinar on privacy issues around adopted children’s stories on the Internet. Registration and other details are available here. Please join Aselefech and me (July 18, noon-1pm Central US, 10am Pacific US, 1pm eastern US, 8pm Ethiopia and FInland, 2am Korea.) Don’t see your time zone listed here? Check out a World Time Map. I love maps.


We’ve thought a lot about this topic, my daughter/co-presenter and I. We have finished the PowerPoint, and a couple of slides are included here. Sneak preview. There is so much to talk about and think about. It’s going to be a lively conversation.

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It’s complicated, but some things seem clear.

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If you are not able to join us, CHSFS will have the recorded webinar available. I wrote about the webinar previously here.

I plan to write further about the subject as well, because there are volumes to say about what, how much, and with whom adoptive parents should share information on the Internet–especially if the information belongs to an adopted child, who grows up to be an adult.

5 thoughts on “Oversharing About Adoption on the Internet

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    • Yes! I will be posting the link to the PowerPoint and webinar tomorrow. There was some technical difficulty in getting a link that worked well for Mac users, so that’s why there has been a delay. Thanks for asking. I hope you enjoy the webinar, and look forward to your thoughts.

      • Well, my book (memoir) is in pre-launch, so it’s probably too late for me to benefit from your wisdom. But I’d be grateful for a chance to review best practices in writing about adoption from the AP ‘seat’, and always happy to discuss what choices I’ve made and why. Thanks for getting back so quickly.

      • Congratulations on your book! Ill look forwardvto reading it. Best wishes for much success.

        I’d be happy to talk further about these issues, from my perspective as an adoptive parent. The perspectives of adopted adults and first parents are valuable as well in sorting out the implications of privacy and policy. There is a lot to consider here.

        We need to keep the conversations going. Thank you.

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