Adoption in Alaska

Adoption involves more than connecting children and parents — is about navigating new relationships between families. On the next Talk of Alaska, ahead of a writing conference focused on adoption stories, we’ll speak with birth moms and adoptive moms about their experiences with adoption, how its changed over time and misconceptions about the process.


HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Jackie Shepherd – adoptive mom
  • Monica Hall – birth mom and author
  • Tami Jo Watson – adoption services program director, Catholic Social Services


  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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