Posts in category "adopting after loss"

The Adoption Story Nobody Talks About

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.   By Anonymous We hoped... Read more »

What, Are You Like . . . Adopted?

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.   By Justin Kirby The... Read more »

To Put A Name On A Christmas Stocking

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Maria Kuntz When I... Read more »
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Today is Donna Day! Remembering a 4-yr-old bright light.

Today is Donna Day! I think about Donna all the time.  Perhaps it is because I am on the third round of raising a four-year-old girl, and Donna was a four-year-old girl when she died of a rare brain tumor called a papillary meningioma. I think about my now four-year-old, Cleo, and it is incomprehensible... Read more »

We Know This Time Is Short, and So Much Richer For It

We Know This Time Is Short, and So Much Richer For It
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Jeremy Hornik Our baby... Read more »

These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.

These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Ann Cser  December 8,... Read more »
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My Mother Never Gave Up

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. My Mother Never Gave Up... Read more »

Post Adoption Depression Is a Scary B*tch. Don't Let Her Win.

I was sitting on the couch holding K.  She had been home with us for about six weeks.  One minute, we were just sitting there together, and all was quiet.  She was sleeping in my arms.  I glanced out the window of our 18th story condo, and I suddenly had this horrifying image of her... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Witnessing Another Mother Give Birth to Our Daughter

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I am publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003 September 2003: Part One There is a festive atmosphere in M’s room as the night unfolds.  Her cousins and aunts show... Read more »
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Open Adoption: Letter to K On Her 10th Birthday From Her Birthmother

K’s birthmother sent me the following letter for K on her 10th birthday: Dear K, I can’t believe you are going to be 10 years old tomorrow.  You have grown to be such an amazing person, and while I can take some credit for your amazing genes, I give so much credit to your wonderful... Read more »