There’s nothing quite like the love between a parent and a child. When you see each other for the first time, it’s a moment you’ll never forget. And, if you’re lucky enough to have caught that moment on camera, we want to see it, too!

So, we’re asking birth parents and adoptive parents alike to submit their “Love at First Sight” photos for this year’s Valentine’s Day photo contest. We’re excited to see your very first photos as a family, whenever they were captured.

Want to submit your photo? Here are our contest rules:

  1. You must be an adoptive parent that adopted through or a birth parent that placed through American Adoptions.
  2. Email your favorite photo (one photo per child and family, please!) that shows your “Love at First Sight” adoption moment to
  3. Title your email as “Photo Contest.”
  4. In the body of the email, please include your name, your child’s name(s) and ages. Example: John Smith, age 2 — Parents: Robert and Jane Smith

All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Winners will be selected by you! Submissions that meet entry criteria will be posted to our Facebook page after the deadline has passed (first names and ages only). Then, you, your family and friends will be able to vote for your favorite photo with a “like.” Comments and shares will not be counted; only reactions on the original photo will be tallied.

Voting will close at 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 13. Winners will be announced the next day on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as on our blog and in our newsletter.

We can’t wait to see your special moments. Good luck!