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AUGUST 2012

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by missjinn
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Chicago is a great city and I have grown to love it. Over the course of the last nine months, I have been to the Windy City over a half dozen times, filming sixteen amazing people who applied for their original birth certificates when Illinois enacted HB 5428 on November 15th, 2011. It took six […]

February 2012

Posted on February 25th, 2012 by missjinn
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Both of my parents died in the month of February, my father in 1965, my mother in 1987. My husband’s parents also died in this month. So it’s a season when we spend some time thinking about family and about the people who are special to us. It is a month of remembrance. This February […]

2011

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 by missjinn
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2011 has been a significant year for adoption reform. On May 9th, NJ-CARE made history by getting adoptee access legislation through both houses. After witnessing all that’s involved in politics in New Jersey, the dual passage was nothing short of herculean. All that remained to make access a reality was the governor’s signature. Governor Christie […]

DECEMBER 2010

Posted on September 15th, 2011 by missjinn
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We’ve heard that 250,000 viewers have seen the film so far on PBS, everywhere from New York City to Los Angeles. Once in a while, I’ll hear from someone, or see something like this online: I was home sick last night. As I curled on my couch, flipping through channels, I stopped at my local […]

November 2010

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 by missjinn
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It’s NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH – and ADOPTED: for the life of me will be screening across the country all this month on public television! The film will be airing every day of the first week of November throughout New Jersey, and in New York City and Philadelphia. To see when the film might be broadcast […]

October 2010

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by missjinn
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We’re live! Please visit www.adoptedforthelifeofme.com!

September 2010

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by missjinn
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What a month! We’ve been working hard to prepare an outreach campaign to coincide with the broadcast of the film on Public Television Stations, beginning in November of 2010. The film’s website is going live on October 5th, with all kinds of new tools, for everything from hosting a screening to how to find when […]

August 2010

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by missjinn
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August began with Annette Baran’s incredible memorial service in Santa Monica. With many of Annette’s dearest friends traveling across the country to attend, from Joyce Maguire Pavao to Martha Hulbert, as many Californians traveling hundreds of miles, from Sharon Roszia to Karen Vedder to Nancy Verrier and Sarah Burns, those of us from the adoption […]

July 2010

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by missjinn
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On July 11th, 2010, all of us in the adoption reform movement lost one of the most significant pioneers in our history. Annette Baran is one of a handful of individuals who changed the way our society would look at adoption. As a social worker, for a quarter century, in her own words she bought […]

June 2010

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by missjinn
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June was a whirlwind, climaxing in the New Jersey International Film Festival, where the film received honorable mention in the best documentary category, and an emotional response from the attending audience. The film was attended by both Dave Kiley and Joe DeGironimo, the primary subjects in “For the Life of Me”. The dinner held before […]