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 with birthdads are good too!
• Triad photos – adoptive parent(s), birth parent(s), and child
Basically, send us your favorite photos and we will choose what fits the song and story line. We will use at least one of the photos that every person sends and more as they pertain to the story line. High resolution photos are best.
If you send us your pictures you are giving us permission to use them. It’s your responsibility to OK the use of your child’s pictures from their adoptive parents. Once you email them to us, we will respond letting you know we have received them. If you don’t hear from us in a couple of days after submitting your photos, it probably means that we did not receive them so please check in with us.
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:
A Birthmother’s Love (2006)
A Birthmother’s Wish (2007)
A Birthmother’s Hope (2008)
Never Alone (2009)
You’ll be in my Heart (2010)
A Beautiful Goodbye (2011)
Dream Big (2012)
It’s Not Easy (2013)
See You Again (2014)
No One Said It was Easy (2015)
Walking on Sunshine (2016)
Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017.