We’re officially three months in!
United Adoptees of Romania has 670 likes on Facebook – we are reaching so many new people each day! If you haven’t already we highly recommend inviting your friends to like our page on Facebook!
We are still working on a permanent fundraising page, but that will be coming very soon. If you have any suggestions on what fundraising site to use, please either message our Facebook page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UAR YouTube channel is doing well, considering the fact that we only have one video. We plan on posting many more over time.
For those who don’t know we have multiple playlists organized by subject. We gathered together videos for people who want to learn the language, learn about the country or just listen to some good Romanian music.
We’d like to take a second to recognize a big accomplishment in the Romanian music industry.
Andra is a very popular Romanian artist. Her big debut was in 2004, and she has been topping the charts since then. Pop, Dance, and R&B are her major genres. She’s currently a judge on Romania’s Got Talent (Romanii au Talent). She won the European MTV music award for best Romanian act, in 2014, after being nominated in the same category in 2013.
Andra is married to Catalin Maruta who is the host of “La Maruta”, a popular Romanian television show that has presented the stories of Izidor Ruckel, Viorica Magreta, Alex Kuch, Anton Simon, and Michael Slein, all who were adopted from Romania and searched/found their birth families.
Andra and Catalin have two children, David and Eva.
She has collaborated with many Romanian musicians but recently hit a personal milestone after starring in Enrique Iglesias’s newest song, Nos Fuimos Lejos, which currently has 5.5 million views after only 5 days.
You can watch Enrique Iglesias and Andra’s music video here:
Here are some of her other hits:
UAR hopes you enjoy her music, and we look forward to showcasing more Romanian musicians.
Coming up in September
September in Romania is a bit slow for holidays, but the Romanian Orthodox church celebrates two names this month!
Exciting news for those with the names that stem from Maria (Maria, Marin, Mariana, Mioara, Marina, or Marian), you guys have 2 name days! As you may have seen on our Facebook page, your first name day was on August 15th, and your second name day is on September 8th! We recently found out that August 15th was Saint Maria’s commemoration, and September 8th is the actual feast in honor of St. Mary.
If you missed the first name day for St. Maria, here’s your chance to celebrate, or if you celebrated the first time here’s to round two!
The second name days is for Saint Ana which is celebrated on September 9th, celebrating (Saint Anna) the grandmother of Jesus Christ. This means that people with the names; Ana, Anica, Anuta, Anisoara, and Anca are celebrated!
We haven’t had any story submissions yet – come on guys!
Please utilize the questions below to help share your story with UAR: Submit your story and a picture of yourself (and any other pictures you feel comfortable sharing) to email@example.com
Were you adopted from Romania or are you an adoptive parent?
What year were you adopted (how old were you)? What year did you adopt your child?
What city were you born in/adopt from? Where do you live now?
Were you in an orphanage (If yes, for how long)? Do you remember anything from the orphanage?
Tell us a little about your childhood/raising your child. What struggles did you overcome?
Did you always know you were adopted? How did you deal with it?
Adoptive parents: how did you tell your children they were adopted?
Did you ever have any interest in your birth family? If no, please explain.
Adoptive parents: did you support your child in their curiosity to search for their birth family in Romania?
If you had an interest in your birth family did you try searching for them?
Have you found your birth family? If so, how did you find them?
Are you a member of the United Adoptees of Romania Facebook group? If so what do you like about it?
Going back to the birth family, how has your relationship been with them?
Have you been back to Romania?
What are your thoughts on international Romanian adoption being closed? Do you think it should be reopened?
Once we receive your email our editors will put together your story (if you want to write it on your own and not have us fix anything please let us know in your email). Editors won’t change any facts in your story. They will help organize the content of your email while fixing grammar and punctuation. Before we publish your story, we will send you the finished product to get your approval. We don’t want to put anything out there that isn’t approved by the person who submitted.
We’d love to start getting story submissions to start showing the world that Romanian adoptee voices matter!
If you are interested in sharing your story please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to announce that we have launched a new clothing design!
This new design isn’t limited to t-shirts tho! You’ll just have to check it out for yourselves at our shop >>>> Click here to view our official shop!
If you have any suggestions for our future newsletters please let us know! We’d love to start doing recipes of the month – so if you have any Romanian recipes please email them to us and we’d love to share them with our followers – and of course, we will give you credit!