This holiday season is a little different, but one thing is the same — kids will still find ways to enjoy their holidays and their time with you!

For our second annual Winter Wonderland Photo Contest, we’re sending out a call for American Adoptions alumni enjoying their version of winter and holiday traditions, whatever that looks like for you! Decorating a tree or enjoying some mid-winter sunshine, we’d love for you to share treasured memories of your kids.

Birth parents who have worked with our agency to place their children for adoption and adoptive parents who have added to their families through American Adoptions can submit their photos for this year’s contest. Winners will be announced in a few weeks on our blog and social media accounts.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Email your favorite holiday photo of you (birth parent) or your child(ren) to One photo per family, please!
  2. Title your email as “Photo Contest.”
  3. In the body of the email, please include your name and your children’s name(s). You can also include a description of the photo, such as the family tradition you take part in.

Submissions are due at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 11.

Once all submissions have been received, the photos will be posted in an album on our Facebook page for you and all of your friends to vote on. Simply “like” your favorite photo to vote (you can vote for more than one!), but comments and shares will not be counted.

Voting will close at 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 17. Winners will be announced the next day. Photos will also be featured on our Instagram page and in our American Adoptions newsletter.

We can’t wait to see all of your photos. Good luck, and happy holidays!