Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Inviting Your Stories About Adoption

How has adoption shaped your sense of identity and belonging? How has it influenced your faith?

The Theology of Adoption Working Group (part of The United Church of Canada's Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee, which I chair) is seeking stories about adoption and forming families of choice. If you have been affected by adoption as an adoptee, parent, grandparent, family member, and/or in some other way, we invite you to tell your story.

We recognize that these experiences may be positive, negative, or mixed. You are welcome to respond by submitting a story (spoken or written), video, photograph, piece of art or music, and/or other forms of expression.

Your stories will inform the work of expressing a theology of adoption for the United Church. We will seek your permission before sharing your stories in a widely distributed format. Any features that could personally identify those involved will be changed.

Responses will be received until July 15, 2016. Responses may be sent to:

The Theology of Adoption Working Group
E-mail: ticif@united-church.ca
Mail: Attn: John Young
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Fax: 416-231-3103 (attn: John Young)