Dear Chias,

My name is Meghan McGinley, and I am a Casting Producer working on a documentary-style television show that airs on ABC Television. We are looking for dynamic families with interesting and unique lifestyles to feature on our program. I came across your contact information online while doing research on the polyamorous community.

The documentary-style show is called ďWife Swap.Ē Please donít be thrown off by the title Ė it is a family-centered program that airs on ABC primetime. The premise is simple: two moms from two different families have the opportunity to swap lives for a week to experience what itís like to live a different lifestyle. The goal of the swap is for both families to take away something positive from the experience Ė both by teaching another family about their beliefs and values, and by learning something new about the way other people live.

I was hoping to enlist your help getting the word out about this opportunity. I understand that many individuals who are polyamorous prefer to remain anonymous and feel that it is best if that aspect of their lives is not made public knowledge Ė which I totally respect. Of course, appearing on television is not for everyone! By casting a wide net, itís my hope that I can find a family who would be excited about bringing their lifestyle to another family, and the rest of the country. The ideal family would delight in the opportunity to share their views publicly and be comfortable speaking candidly about their beliefs and philosophies. Perhaps this family is a frequent reader of your website? I was wondering if you might be willing to post this information online so that anyone who may be interested can get in touch with me.

Our show is looking for a family where there are at least two parents living in the home, and at least one child between the ages of 5-18 who resides there full time. Families who are chosen to participate on the show receive a $20,000 honorarium. Referrals for great families are always welcome, and if an individual refers a family that is selected for the show, we will give them a $1,000 finderís fee.

Interested families can reach me at (646) 747 7959 or at Meghan.McGinley@rdfusa.com. Thank you in advance for your help, and please donít hesitate to contact me with any questions or feedback.

Sincerely,

Meghan McGinley
April 12, 2007

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