The Unexpected Reunion

The Unexpected Reunion
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.  The Unexpected Reunion By M Each summer, I have a reunion visit with the beautiful girl that I placed for adoption sixteen years ago. This year, I... Read more »

Adoption Is Not a Black and White Kind of Thing

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.  Adoption Is Not a Black and White Kind of Thing By Katie Weaver My adoption story starts like any other typical adoption story: I was separated... Read more »

I Am Just Mommy

I Am Just Mommy
 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.  I Am Just Mommy By Heather Kurut “Find your tribe.  Love them hard.” A pithy, bumper sticker/t-shirt saying, to be sure, but really – don’t we... Read more »
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My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is

My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is
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.  My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is By Alissa Weece For those of you who’ve seen Wonder Park, there’s a line in the movie that the... Read more »

We All Had One Big Thing in Common

We All Had One Big Thing in Common
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.  We All Had One Big Thing in Common By Missy Snapp There are days when it is not good to be me. Like Friday night when... Read more »

I Bend But Do Not Break

I Bend But Do Not Break
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.  I Bend But Do Not Break By Fran Dichner Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run... Read more »
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I Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy

I Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy
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.  I Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy By Kelly Price “Did you two ever connect?” the... Read more »

Uncovering My Roots

Uncovering My Roots
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.  Uncovering My Roots By Juli The darkroom smelled like musty flowers mixed with elements of sage and cedarwood. Rows of shelves hung on the walls and... Read more »

It’s My Job to Listen and Love

It’s My Job to Listen and Love
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.  It’s My Job to Listen and Love By Rachel Garlinghouse As parents, we want to be fixers. It starts when our children are young. One scrapes... Read more »
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Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee
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.  Poems By a 16-Year-Old Adoptee By Liana O’Rourke My name is Liana O’Rourke and I am a 16-year-old Chinese adoptee from Chicago. The first part of... Read more »