"WE The Experts: Adoptee Speaker Series” Seattle, WA ~ Portland, OR ~ Denver, CO

"We The Experts" Series brings adult adoptees and their loved ones together to share personal experiences with the intention to discuss best practices, tangible tools, to connect among peers and to engage in learning with other adoptees.

“We The Experts” monthly events will offer a presentation or panel discussion, an opportunity for informal networking before/after each session and an array of resources focused on the topic of the event. Networking events will  typically take place between September and June and are offered in Seattle, Denver and Portland.

Bringing a Non-Adoptee Support Person?

AWESOME!!! Please note they will be asked to sign a Non-Adoptee Waiver (a statement of understanding) “I understand I am a guest to this Adoptee-Focused space and my primary intention is to listen and learn.”

Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by host. Cover charge is $10. (No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Please email info@adoptionmosaic.org or call 971.533.1231 for more information on scholarships.)

Important info for all WTE locations and events:

  • Fee is $10, and helps to cover paying the panelists, event space rental, food/drinks
  • This is NOT an adoptee exclusive space 
  • If you are interested in participating on a panel please contact Astrid at astrid@adoptionmosaic.com 
  • View Flyers: PORTLAND, OR ~ SEATTLE, WA ~ DENVER, CO 

To register, select the appropriate month and city below.

Upcoming Adoptee Social Networking Events

February 2020

Adoptees and Our Romantic Relationships

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (02/12/20) Seattle, WA (02/08/20), Denver, CO (02/28/20)

Theme: Dating, partnering, marrying or deciding to stay single: HOW does being adopted play-out in your decisions with romantic relationships? What do/did you look for in a partner? When do you tell a potential partner you are adopted? Have/do you date adoptees? If you’re a transracial adoptee, do/did you have racial preferences in terms of dating? If you are self-partnered (a conscious decision to not be in a romantic relationship) what role does your adoption have if any in this decision? If you are partnered please consider inviting your significant other to this event.

March 2020

“Funny You Don’t Look Irish” Transracial Adoptees & Identity

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (03/11/20)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

April 2020

Adoptees and Parenting (or choosing not to)

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (04/08/20) Seattle, WA (04/11/20)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

May 2020

Adoptees and Mother’s Day

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (05/13/20), Denver, CO (05/29/20)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

june 2020

Adoptees and Our Romantic Relationships

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (06/10/20) Seattle, WA (06/13/20)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

July-September 2020

Adoptee Socials (No Formal Panel)

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (TBD) Seattle, WA (TBD), Denver, CO (TBD)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

October 2020

Adoptees and Our Chosen Pronouns (LGBTQ)

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (TBD) Seattle, WA (TBD), Denver, CO (TBD)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

November 2020

Adoptees and History (importance of knowing our history)

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (TBD) Seattle, WA (TBD), Denver, CO (TBD)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description

December 2020

Adoptees and Religion

Locations/Date: Portland, OR (TBD) Seattle, WA (TBD), Denver, CO (TBD)

Theme: Stay tuned for the description