Bastardette attended the American Adoption Congress conference outside of Boston, March 7-11. I’ve already posted a few pictures of Bastard Nationals with DMC, but here are some shots taken at the Bastard Nation book table. I posed a lot of people next to one of our Spermies–like Niagara Falls.

I was sure I had a picture of blogger FauxClaud, but it didn’t show up on the disk. I’ve ID’d all but a couple people whose names escape me at the moment. I’m working on it and will add them when I’ve got them. I can’t link to CUB–I get a weird message from Blogger about it, and I have no idea what it means–but you can link to CUB from the sidebar on the right. In the meantime….

Authors Ann Fessler, The Girls Who Went Away and Craig Hickman, Fumbling Toward Divinity: The Adoption Scriptures.

Bill Cordray, Baster Nation

Celeste Billhartz, The Mothers Project and Bastardette.

Fred Greenman, AAC General Counsel and Barbara Raymond, author, The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption (April release)

Marianne Novy, Professor, Dept. of English, University of Pittsburgh; Alliance for the Study of Adoption, Identity, and Kinship. Editor, Imagining Adoption: Essays on Literature and Culture, and Reading Adoption: Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama

Bookstore Mavens: Amy Winn and Nancy Twillman

Pat Lubarsky, AAC Past President

Melissa Holub and Marilyn Waugh

Wendy Rowney, Coalition for Open Adoption Records (Ontario) and Karen Lynn, Canadian Council of Natural Mothers/Conseil Canadien des Meres Naturelles

Paul Schibbelhute, AAC Past Past President, Past Vice President

Jon Klaren, Vice President-Membership, Concerned Untied Birthparents (CUB)

Patrick McMahon, artist, photographer, writer

Pamela Slayton, board member, and husband The Felix Organization/Adoptees for Children

Melissa Holub and Craig Hickman

Ann Fessler signing books


  1. Hey Miss M!
    I got a great pic of Me and Ann in my GWWA T shirt, but alas, nothing much else worth while. Links on are on my Bloggy.
    Oh, and my boy ADORED his BN spermy shirt!! Thought it was very cool that I got it direct form you.

    Glad we got to do dinner.

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