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 Post subject: Vegan adoption- How to reach out to potential birth families
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:27 pm 
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Hello, oh wise PPKers.

My partner and I started the formal adoption process through the State of Oregon a little over a year ago. This month our certification will be complete, which, in Oregon, allows us to also seek out birth mothers independently, in addition to pursuing adoption through the foster system. We are ready and excited to provide a loving family to a child, and have decided to leave no stone unturned. We're putting the finishing touches on a website and plan to post ads (both electronic and paper), which will hopefully allow us to make a connection with a birth mother planning on adoption.

I've heard of two separate vegan couples who attempted to find a vegan family for their baby, and were unsuccessful. This makes me think there must be others out there, so in addition to your recommendations on where we should generally post ads, I’d love some input on how you think we may reach vegan couples who have decided on adoption. With both sets of parents being vegan, we'll already have some common ground, and it just seems like this has the potential to become a very natural, supportive, continuing relationship, which is obviously ideal for the kiddo.

For now, we're planning on sending emails/letters to our friends and family so that they're aware of where we are in the process. Once our certification is complete, we've also thought of posting…
-At clinics
-In our local newspapers
-On Craigslist
-On the PPK
-On Facebook

Other ideas would be most appreciated! Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan adoption- How to reach out to potential birth fami
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:55 pm 
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I don't have any ideas but want to wish you two the best of luck!

I just thought..doesn't vegetarian times or veg news have ad space in the back of their issues? I swear I saw a vegan adoption in one of them once. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan adoption- How to reach out to potential birth fami
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:21 pm 
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JENNA, that's a great idea! i'll look into that.

Thank you for that, and for your well-wishes!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan adoption- How to reach out to potential birth fami
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:34 pm 
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Wowza! It is pricey. Along similar lines though, I just thought of Happy Cow, which is much more affordable, and might be a really good option... I know I've used Happy Cow a lot when traveling, and I'd probably notice an adoption ad.

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