November is National Adoption Month, and Portrait of an Adoption plans to honor all parties involved in adoption by featuring guest posts throughout the month.
I have already received some heartfelt, honest entries from people who play all different roles in adoption: birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, and waiting adoptive parents. To my delight, my daughter Katie’s birthmother has even written a post, her first time writing publicly. But I would like to have enough guest posts to fill up every day of November.
Open adoption, closed adoption, domestic adoption, international adoption, foster-to-adopt . . . any and all of these types of adoptions are what I would like to feature.
If you have been touched by adoption and have a story to tell, (and this includes all of my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers!!), please email your submission to Carrie Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries should be between 500 and 2000 words. Please specify how you would like to be named in the byline.
I was inspired to do a post a day about adoption for National Adoption Month from my friend and fellow blogger, Mary Tyler Mom, who spent the month of September chronicling her daughter Donna’s Cancer Story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you, Mary Tyler Mom, for sharing Donna with us and for setting a lovely precedent on how to raise awareness of important issues.
If you are too shy to write your story as a public post but would like a supportive community, feel free to share your adoption advice and anecdotes on Portrait of an Adoption’s Facebook page. We have a great community of people touched by adoption (and Star Wars, and bullying, and girl empowerment, and pop culture, and a zillion other things) all waiting to welcome you!
Here's to raising awareness of adoption!