this is my family project

About a month ago, PBS aired three POV documentary films that each focused on a different adoptive family and their unique adoption experience.  To continue with their work on the issue of adoption, they recently launched the This Is My Family campaign to encourage all adoptive families to submit their own adoption stories.  Read their information about the campaign below:

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got more videos and photographs about your family than you know what to do with. This is your chance to dig into your home movie collection and send us your stories! There’s nothing to lose and it’s free to enter, and you might win an iPad or iPhone Touch.

As part of POV’s Adoption Stories project, we want to hear real stories about real families, from people like you! Tell us why your family is special and what they mean to you.

Submit your videos now: just send us a link to your YouTube videos, upload directly through your computer camera or cellphone, or add a photo to our Flickr group at This is My Family. Videos will be reviewed by a special panel of judges, including fillmmakers, entertainers, journalists and adoption experts.

If you are over the age of 14, we invite you to share your story with the world by submitting a short video (under 5 minutes) to This Is My Family. Some questions to think about: How do you define “family”? What makes your family special? What are your favorite family activities? When did you first start thinking your family was different, and how do you feel about it now? The deadline is November 15, 2010.

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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

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