Bearing Witness as a Jew and Adoptive Mom to Children Detained in Camps

Bearing Witness as a Jew and Adoptive Mom to Children Detained in Camps
My fifteen-year-old daughter is living in Mexico this summer as part of a study abroad program run by a global organization called CIEE. Our teenager is staying with an abuela named Lidia who opened her home and her heart to our American high school student. Last weekend, one of Lidia’s grandchildren had her first communion,... Read more »

Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!

Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!
We are so excited to announce that the third book in our fictional children’s series – Jazzy’s Quest: Camp To Belong – officially launches on Monday, June 3rd and is available for purchase now! Jazzy is a creative, ten-year-old Star Wars fan who also happens to be a transracial adoptee in an open adoption. The first book in... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2018

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is coming! On December 14, 2018, we invite you to celebrate the 9th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day. The celebration will last through the weekend, so you have more than one chance to show your Star Wars spirit. How to Participate There are three simple ways to... Read more »
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You Have a Piece of My Heart and I Have a Piece of Yours

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Dayna Farr My birth mom loved me so much she sacrificed her own happiness to give me to a family that could provide the kind... Read more »

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Josie Mae Rigney “What the flip?” “Say bubble nuggets!” “I have four girlfriends… well, I just got that one.” “Son of a cracker!” “I didn’t... Read more »

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in Adoption

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Carrie Goldman Love. Such a simple word that encompasses so many possible meanings. I feel love for people in similar and different ways. Love for... Read more »
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Five Siblings Found

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Elizabeth Blake Here we are, decades after we were taken from our family, gathering the pieces of our lives and weaving a garment made of... Read more »

Does She Know?

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Anne Sawan The first night I spent with my daughter I looked into her eyes and I started to cry suddenly overwhelmed with the realization... Read more »

Nearly Home

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Savannah I arrived at 2 weeks old in a baby blue onesie two sizes too big. I was grey and malnourished. I would be the... Read more »
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A Decade Later, We Have Four Kids and Four Open Adoptions

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Rachel Garlinghouse Do I take a gift?  Do we provide a snack for all the kids? What time is best? What should I wear? What... Read more »