each giveaway we are having during the months of july and august is exclusively for birthmothers! please tell all your friends who are birthmothers so that they can participate, we have some pretty awesome things lined up!
I'm thrilled to introduce our first giveaway, hosted by my beautiful fellow braveheart birthmother and friend, kelsey stewart.
i met her on adoptionvoices way back when, like a whole year ago! lol
i noticed she had a link on her profile about being a birthmom and an author of a childrens book about adoption from a birthmothers perspective, i immediately bought it because i was traveling internationally and wanted to use it as a christmas present for pokepoke, i wasnt sure what else to do for him. (this was assuming i liked what the book said). when i read it, i immediately loved it. it said so much of how my experience was, it wasnt word for word exact and there were a few differences in timeline or reasoning, but the gist was the same, and...
it. was. perfect.
i was excited to give it as a xmas gift, and i knew that pokepoke's adopted older brother would probably benefit from it too. i was a little nervous what his mom and dad would think, you never know what the Aparents are going to think about the things you give their kids. i added a special inscription to the inside cover and wrapped it up. he opened it and reacted about how youd expect an 18 mos old to react to a book. lol The coolest part though - his mom loves the book, she has since mentioned it three times! specifically, how much she loves the way its written, what it says, and how it talks about the decision to place being made out of love. i know that her boys are going to grow up with this book being a constant in theirs lives, and that warms my heart.
thank you kelsey for providing a way for me to give this gift to my lil pokepoke- the gift of understanding, that i indeed chose what i believed to be the very best for him.
fellow birthmoms - are you ready to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book for your very own!?!?
adoptive mothers ~ im sorry you cant enter to win, but i encourage you to purchase, you wont regret it, promise!
The Best for You, by Kelsey Stewart can be purchased at authorhouse, amazon, and barnes&noble.
heres how to enter:
simply leave a comment with your email address - so we can contact you if you win!
for each of these that applies to you, leave ANOTHER comment with your email address....
*follow this blog
*you have a blog and have linked this blog to it (include the link to your blog)
*follow Kelsey Stewart's blog The Birthmother Voice
*friends on adoptionvoices with kelsey, desha (birthMOM) or Jessalynn (JLBills)
*friends with desha or jessalynn on facebook
*member of the kelsey stewart fan page on facebook
*member of desha woods adoption friends and family group on facebook
*tweet or blog about this giveaway (include link)
*you have 'guest blogged' somewhere in cyberspace at some point in time about your adoption experience (include the link so we can enjoy it)
*you have a video (youtube/facebook/AV/etc) sharing your adoption story
(include the link so we can enjoy it)
*you have recommended this giveaway to at least one birthmother friend
who has then entered the giveaway
*you placed in a 'closed' adoption
*you placed in a 'closed' adoption
*you are proud to be a birthmother
for example, if i were to enter i would do the following:
default comment w/ my email addy
i follow this blog w/ my email addy
i follow kelseys blog w/ my email addy
im friends with kelsey on AV w/ my email addy
im friends with jessa on fb w/ my email addy
im a fan of kelseys page on fb w/ my email addy
im a member of deshas grp on fb w/ my email addy
i have guest blogged w/ link and w/ my email addy
i have youtube videos w/ link and w/ my email addy
im damn proud to be a birthmother w/ my email addy
~ so i would leave 10 separate comments ALL w/ my email address ~
Entries accepted until midnight PST on Tuesday July 13th, 2010
ps dont forget to vote on the logo contest!