Crazy as it may seem, Mother’s Day is almost upon us. A lot of things may be up in the air right now, but here at American Adoptions, we’re continuing one of our favorite traditions: our Mother’s Day photo contest!

One of last year’s winners: Sarah with her daughter Rayna, enjoying the beach!

We could all use a little love and happiness right now, which is why we want to see the best photos you have of Moms and their kids.

The photo contest is open to both American Adoptions birth and adoptive mothers. The winners of the photo contest will be announced just before Mother’s Day and will be featured on our blog and social media accounts!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Email your favorite photo of you and your child(ren) that shows your favorite Mom adoption moment to One photo per family, please!
  2. Title your email as “Photo Contest.”
  3. In the body of the email, please include your name, your children’s name(s) and ages. Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith. You can also include a description of the photo.

Submissions for the Mother’s Day Photo Contest are due by 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 30.

The winners of the contest will be selected by you! Photo submissions will be posted on our Facebook page once the deadline closes, where you, your friends and your family can vote for your favorite photo with a Like. Keep in mind: Comments and shares will not be counted, so make sure to direct your voters to the original photo to tally their Like.

Voting for the Mother’s Day Photo Contest will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

Winners will be announced on our blog on Friday, May 8. Photos will also be featured on our Instagram page and in our American Adoptions newsletter.

We can’t wait to see all of your lovely photos. Good luck!

Fathers: Keep an eye out for an announcement next month about our Father’s Day Photo Contest!