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The Adoption Constellation Released!

Adoption Mosaic’s The Adoption Constellation magazine is now available for free on-line! Subsequent issues will be available in print to purchase individually or by subscription.

Download your copy here>>

Read my past post about the process of creating The Adoption Constellation.

Submit your writing to The Adoption Constellation! Submission guidelines can be found here>>


In this pioneer issue of The Adoption Constellation magazine, readers will be introduced to our three columnists Maureen, Shelise and Catherine, each writing from their perspective as a birth mother, adopted person, and adoptive mother. In “Professionally Speaking”, two experts in the field of adoption address the same adoption issue. This is one of my favorite features of the magazine, not just because we get the opportunity to benefit from two different perspectives, but because it also illustrates how there is never only one right answer when it comes to adoption and adoption issues. I’m so proud to have Dr. John Raible and Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao participating in this first issue as I know I am not alone in having a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for them both.

We have a beautiful essay from New York Times best selling author Jennifer Lauck’s forthcoming book Found, an interview with adoption pioneer Dr. Richard Boas, and back by popular demand, Adoption Mosaic Executive Director, Astrid Dabbeni will now take your questions in her much loved column “Ask Astrid.” Also, throughout the magazine you will find the artwork of Kellie Marian Hill and Anne Sibley O’Brian, who have both graciously allowed us to include their work.

We begin the magazine with the feature “Two Sides of the Coin” where we examine adoption issues from various angles. Sometimes it takes looking at alternate perspectives to be able to recognize the truth in both of them.

I want to thank all the amazing people who have contributed to The Adoption Constellation. It has been an honor to be amongst such talent, and to the readers, I hope you enjoy this magazine as much as I have enjoyed being a part of creating it.

The Adoption Constellation subscription information and submission guidelines are available on Adoption Mosaic’s main site here>> 

Once you’ve read it, we want to hear your thoughts. What did you love? What could we have done better? Comment here or email your feedback to taraATadoptionmosaic.org with “The Adoption Constellation” in the subject line. Your comments could be featured in an upcoming issue of The Adoption Constellation!
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  melissa wrote @ October 28th, 2010 at 6:53 am

So excited about this! Looking forward to reading it. Will definitely be back to give feedback!

  Tara wrote @ October 28th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Your copy is in the mail :-)

  Sandy wrote @ November 1st, 2010 at 7:52 am

Really well done. Have you looked into whether you can accept subscibers from Canada? Or is this an online subscription?

  Tara wrote @ November 1st, 2010 at 10:00 am

Hi Sandy, we already have subscribers from Canada, it’s no problem (in fact, one of our regular columnists is Canadian). And no, it isn’t a subscription to an online magazine, we just made the premiere issue available, for free, online so people could get a feel for the magazine. All future issues will be in print and mailed to your door :)

  lil5 wrote @ November 4th, 2010 at 12:49 am

Well done on the great magazine.

Can you let me know if there’s any extra cost for international subscribers (e.g. Ireland).

Many thanks

  Tara wrote @ November 5th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

there will be a small extra charge for international subscribers to account for the extra postage fees. I will post here and the information will also be available on our main site http://www.adoptionmosaic.org/?page_id=1521 as soon as that information is updated (sometime in the coming week)

Thanks so much!

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  Margie wrote @ November 9th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I love it – well done!

  Tara wrote @ November 9th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Thanks so much Margie!
So much work went into creating this magazine, It’s awesome that people are responding to it and valuing the mission.

  Reena wrote @ November 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am

Wow this sounds really interesting and much more helpful than some other adoption resources that seem to simply recycle the same old topics year after year.

Too many resources focus on AP and address issues from the APs perspective. I am an AP and I know my perspective. I am more interested in hearing how adoption works or doesn’t work from different points of view.

  melissa wrote @ November 16th, 2010 at 10:52 am

Quick question. How often will The Constellation be published? Is it quarterly?

  melissa wrote @ November 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am

Got my copy last night in the mail. Couldn’t put it down. And I just paid for my subscription. Looking forward to reading subsequent issues. I really want this publication to succeed. It is one of kind in the balanced and diverse perspectives it represents. Truly appreciate the scope of the magazine. Kudos!

  Tara wrote @ November 17th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Hi Melissa,
Thank you so much for your support!
The magazine will be published quarterly.

  Tara wrote @ December 9th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

To cover the extra postage required to mail the The Adoption Constellation internationally, international subscriptions will be $35.00 per subscription. (Canadian Subscriptions will be $30.00)
Thanks again for your interest!

  Catherine wrote @ April 21st, 2011 at 4:09 am

I just posted a competition for a year’s subscription at my blog! Hoping to promote, promote, promote! http://wp.me/pL4b9-17V

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