Host a Screening

When hosting a screening,
please complete the

Community Screening Agreement

Thank you for your interest in generating a community dialogue about the issue of adult adoptee access to information! With ongoing legislation regarding this issue in several states, education and communication are at the heart of the reform effort.  "ADOPTED: for the life of me" is a tool for encouraging a debate about the need for change. Use the online form to sign up to host a screening, and add your screening event date and information to the ongoing list of screenings around the country. There are free loaner dvd's available for screenings. Once you have signed up as a host, you'll receive information on how to participate in this program. To find out more, contact the filmmaker, Jean Strauss at:

Community Screening Guide
Download the complete guide to plan and host a screening of the film.


Promotional Flyers to Help Get the Word Out About Your Screening

Press Releases

For a sample press release, please view the example provided here.

Film Press Kit for Community Screenings sample press release

The two sample press releases can be used as templates for sending a release to your local paper about your community screening.

The first one is an actual press release used by NJ-CARE in June 2010 to advertise a screening and highlight an Assembly hearing.The second release is a 'cut-and-paste' release which you can use to tailor media contact to your local group and event.

Lights! Camera! TAKE ACTION!
There are a number of simple actions you can take to have your voice heard in the nationwide debate about adoptee access to information. For complete information,
download our Take Action guide

Speakers List 

The individuals listed below are available as keynote speakers, either regionally or nationwide. Please contact them directly to discuss their availability, bio, fees, and other requirements.

Jean Strauss
Available for Skype Webcam Q&A's following screenings.

Paula Benoit
Executive Director
Adoptee CARE - Council for Adoption Reform Education

Eileen McQuade
Former President, American Adoption Congress, and a birthmother.
Available to speak in south Florida and Connecticut. No speaker's fee. Transportation reimbursement only.
Eileen may be able to have the birth father and her birth daughter join her. 

Adam Pertman
Executive Director
Evan B. Donaldson Institute

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