Category: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

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 »

All the Things I’ve Been Through Are Shaping Me To Be A Stronger Man

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 Rayshawn Milton My name is Rayshawn Milton and I was adopted at three days old to a very versatile family who I know love me... Read more »

My Mom and I Have Been Close Our Whole Lives

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 Michelle Adams My name is Michelle and I was adopted as an infant. My biological mother, Nancy, was a freshman in college in 1971 when... Read more »
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How Did We End Up Here?

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 Anonymous 7:15 a.m. It’s Friday morning. Time for breakfast. I stand in the kitchen as my daughter explains with discomfort that her stomach hurts and... Read more »