We Were Simply Part of the Family

 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 Were Simply Part of the Family By Erin Leisure When I was born, my biological mother gave me up for adoption. I was made a... Read more »

My Daughter, the Stranger

By John Brooks 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 Daughter, The Stranger I caught myself grinding my teeth, thinking of my dad’s mantra, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst,”... Read more »

Truth: Everybody Has a Story

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.  Truth: Everybody Has a Story By Rebecca Tillou Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey. January 12, 1980. That is when my life began. Well, I guess I... Read more »
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I'm Not Your Mama

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’m Not Your Mama By Anonymous I’m sorry, but I’m not your mom. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth.... Read more »

I Just Feel Fortunate For What I Have

I Just Feel Fortunate For What I Have
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 Just Feel Fortunate for What I Have By Jennifer Harkins Today, I consider myself very fortunate to be living here in South Tampa, alive, healthy,... Read more »

How Fear, Loss, Grief and Resilience Play a Role in Our 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.  How Fear, Loss, Grief and Resilience Play a Role in Our Adoption By Jennifer Diehl I have been a fan of the forum that Carrie Goldman... Read more »
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Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope

Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope
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.  Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope By Becky Cortesi-Caruso In November of 2013, we were thrilled to learn that our adoption story would... Read more »

My Adoption Story 5 Years Later: A Part of Me Has Found Some Peace

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 Adoption Story 5 Years Later: A Part of Me Has Found Some Peace By Michele Beard I have learned so much about my birth family,... Read more »

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself
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 J. I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself I was the quiet one in our family. I did... Read more »
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Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall

Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall
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.  Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall By Carrie Goldman It is the second week of November. I glance outside. In the backyard, my children and their... Read more »