Update on impact that the series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days is having

On the second day of the series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, our guest post was written by an anonymous birthmother who has been bearing the burden of her story for fifteen years.  Thanks to all of you who read and commented, both on the Portrait of an Adoption Facebook page and on the actual blog post, Lost Connections, our anonymous birthmother has told her family about the baby girl that she secretly placed for adoption.

I want you to know what a difference you have made in the life of the Anonymous Birthmother. She sent me the following message yesterday and gave me permission to share it with you:


Because of you and your blog, and the support of all of your readers, I decided to stop hiding.  I have told a few members of my family, and the response has been amazing!  Every person I have told has opened their arms and hugged me until I couldn't breathe!  They have all told me how much they love me and how sad they are that I went through it alone.

Carrie, I feel like I could float! I never knew how much weight that secret held.  You and your readers really gave me the courage to finally tell those closest to me.

There are more people to tell but I have started the process and I never could have done it without you!
Thank you, and bless you!!

I am so happy that this series has brought peace to one of the guest posters.

Additionally, Andrew Cadieux, who wrote a post on Day Nine called I Found Out I Was Adopted Through Facebook, has been interviewed for a radio show.  I will be doing a live segment, along with Andrew’s pre-taped portion, about this adoption series, and it will be aired next Thursday evening on Vocalo 89.5FM in Chicago.

There have been many thousands of views of the adoption stories, both in the United States and in other countries, and although all 30 spots for this series have been filled, I plan on featuring at least one guest post per month going forward, due to the overwhelming response to this series.

If you have an adoption story that you would like to submit for consideration as a future monthly guest post, please email me, Carrie, at portraitofanadoption@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting all the guest posters.


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    Well, now, that totally made me cry. I'm SO glad she shared her story with her family. I'm so in love with this series and its impact.

  • Thanks, Merrin, and thank YOU for kicking the series off with your fabulous post on Day One.

  • I hope "Anonymous Birthmother" also decides to write a letter to her daughter - to be shared someday, somehow, with her daughter. In any case, what wonderful outcomes we are seeing already!

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