To understand where you're going, you have to consider where
you've been.

To give you a sense of what adoption: a gathering is all about, here's a quote from the original mission statement.

For anyone touched by adoption, this site will be a safe place to gather and draw strength from our shared experiences as a community. The web is the ideal tool to build and support just such a community.

The web's anonymity creates a safe place to explore, and hopefully shed, the shame and fear. Its ability to hold the door open allows this burgeoning community to define our own issues and identity. Its public nature can showcase an otherwise hidden topic and experience. The context of the web itself also provides vast and diverse resources to any participant.

A gathering is truly a collaborative project, built by the adoption community.

Angela Fung is the graphic designer of a gathering. She is also Creative Director at's New Media Group and an educator at Parsons School of Design. Fung's new media credentials include interactive projects for Sotheby's, MSNBC, Chiat/Day, and Harper Collins Interactive. She has also worked on commercial animation for Marvel, Nike, and Coca-Cola. Angela holds a B.A. in English Literature with Creative Writing from Dartmouth College, and an M.F.A. in Painting from Parsons School of Design.

weblab staff
supervising producer
Barry Joseph
executive producer
Marc Weiss
project manager
Suzanne Seggerman

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