Each year BirthMom Buds creates a slideshow featuring our members and our members' children. The slideshow debuts at the BirthMom Buds Retreat and then is on the website afterwards. The slideshow is made to a different meaningful song each year, is a touching look at our members and their children, and is always a favorite among many of you.
We are looking for the following types of photos:
- Pregnancy pics
- Hospital photos
- Photos of you and your birth child if you are in an open adoption
- Photos of your child
- Photos of older birthmothers in reunion
- Photos of birthchildren with their biological siblings
- Photos with birthdads are good too!
- Triad photos – adoptive parent(s), birth parent(s), and child
- Photos of you with other birthmother friends
Basically, just about any photo will work so send me your favorite photos and I will choose what fits the song and story line. I will use at least one of the photos that every person sends and more as they pertain to my story line. High resolution photos are best.
If you send me your pictures you are giving me permission to use them. It’s your responsibility to OK the use of your child’s pictures from their adoptive parents.
Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “slideshow pics” in the subject line. Also, please put your name, your child’s name, your child’s age, and adoption type, and any other pertinent information regarding the people or what's going on in the photos you are submitting.
Check out past slideshows to get a feel for what types of pictures we like to use.
Here are links to the past slideshows if you want to check them out:
- 2006 A Birthmother's Love
- 2007 A Birthmother's Wish
- 2008 A Birthmother's Hope
- 2009 Never Alone
- 2010 You'll be in My Heart
- 2011A Beautiful Goodbye
Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012. Email photos to email@example.com.