Please Join Us for Dinner
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute invites you to a unique evening of great food and fascinating discussion about
adoption and how it touches all our lives. Executive Director Adam Pertman will talk about an array of important issues, answer
questions, and share in his own experiences as a professional and an adoptive father.
Wednesday 27 April 2005, 6:30pm
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant |
901 F Street NW (at 9th)
Valet parking is available
$50 per person |
(includes dinner, wine, tax and gratuity)
By Thursday 22 April |
to Joellen Gavin 617.332.8944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are cordially invited to join Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and a
Pulitzer Prize nominee for his writing about adoption, as the special guest at a dinner and reception in Washington D.C.
This unique event will interest anyone who is thinking about adopting, has adoption in their family, or simply wants to
participate in a stimulating discussion about an increasingly important part of American life. The evening of lively
conversation will include an informal welcome and wine reception, a three-course dinner, an address by Pertman,
followed by an open-forum question and answer session. In an intimate, relaxed setting, guests will have an
opportunity to learn, discuss their own experiences, and explore a variety of social and personal issues surrounding adoption.
One of the pre-eminent voices for adoption education and reform in the United States, Pertman is the author of
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America – which has been reviewed as "the most important
book ever written on the subject." The Adoption Institute, which he heads, conducts unique programs designed to improve
the lives of everyone touched by adoption, especially children. Pertman's commentaries have appeared in media nationwide,
and he has been a guest on programs including "Oprah," the "Today" show, and "Nightline." He is the father of two children
For advance reservations please call or email
Joellen Gavin at 617-332-8944 or email@example.com.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Please feel free to call with any questions.