Category: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Adopted Across the Color Line

Adopted Across the Color Line
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 Lucy Waldmeir “Where are you from?” I’ve been searching for the perfect answer to that question for my entire life. On occasion I will say... Read more »

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of Love

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of 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.  By Heather Freer Kurut A few years ago, when our twin girls were just three months old, I took advantage of their then-predictable afternoon nap time... Read more »

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin
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 Jen Rittenhouse  Five years ago I shared a piece of my birth story for this blog. I had just closed the door on the chapter... Read more »
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Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be

Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be
Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be  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 Moody This piece is an adaptation from Anne Moody’s intelligent, thought-provoking book called The Children... Read more »

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother
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 Amy Passalugo  “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” – 1 Samuel 1:27 Dear Foster Mother,... Read more »

Seeking Out My Origin Story

Seeking Out My Origin 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.  By Rick Hughes When I was a young person, I was generally comfortable with my status as an adopted child. My parents loved me and provided... Read more »
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Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.

Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.
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 Petrecia Shales I am selfish and I know it. When people saw our three little girls going in three different directions, they would marvel and... Read more »

We Will Always Say Yes To Love

We Will Always Say Yes To 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.  By Kelsie People ask me when I knew I wanted to adopt. The answer I usually give is that when I was thirteen, friends of our... Read more »

Maybe This Year

Maybe This Year
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 Jenn Rinella I start my story as both an adoptee and a birthmother. While I’d hoped to meet my birth parents and my child someday,... Read more »
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My Name Is Ruby

My Name Is Ruby
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 Ruby Levin My name is Ruby Levin. I am seventeen (almost eighteen). I live in Chicago, and I am a senior at Senn High School... Read more »