Posts in category "adoption agency"

Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start

Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start
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 Lindsay Powelson Andy and... Read more »

Adoption: Hurtful Words Said To Us In A Time Of Grief Can Sear The Heart

Adoption: Hurtful Words Said To Us In A Time Of Grief Can Sear The Heart
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 Rebecca Vahle Many hospitals... Read more »

Lies Prepare You For Nothing: A Birth Mother Learns A Painful Truth

Lies Prepare You For Nothing: A Birth Mother Learns A Painful Truth
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 Denise Emanuel Clemen When... Read more »
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Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD
Journalist Tina Traster has written Rescuing Julia Twice,  a candid and poignant memoir about adopting a baby from a Siberian orphanage and slowly coming to terms with the realization that the child has Reactive Attachment Disorder.  The following excerpt is being run with permission from Tina Traster: Chapter 21 of Rescuing Julia Twice My hands... Read more »

Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations

Portrait of an Adoption’s Top Recommended Adoption Books and Additional Resources In this list, you will find a wide variety of nonfiction books representing diverse views and perspectives on adoption – similar in style to my blog’s acclaimed annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days – with different titles geared toward adoptees, adoptive parents,... Read more »

My Child Was Created in Love, and I Always Want Her To Feel Loved

My Child Was Created in Love, and I Always Want Her To Feel Loved
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 Child Was Created In... Read more »
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You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must

You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must
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.  Today’s guest post was written... Read more »

New Donaldson Report Calls for Adoption Competency Training Among Mental Health Professionals

Several days ago, my colleague Adam Pertman, the Executive Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, sent me an advance link to the Institute’s new report, “A Need to Know: Enhancing Adoption Competence among Mental Health Professionals.” Adam Pertman and the Donaldson Adoption Institute are embarking on an “intensive  sustained effort to distribute the report to... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: The Dream Birthmother

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. June 2003 It is June 1st.  A quiet night.  I am in the kitchen when the baby cell phone rings.... Read more »
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What Would Have Happened to Me if You Didn’t Adopt Me?

Several months ago, I was driving my 9-yr-old to one of her ten zillion activities, and we were listening to the soundtrack from the Broadway musical Annie.  K asked me why Annie lived in an orphanage, and I answered that her parents died in a car wreck. “But for most of the movie, Annie thinks... Read more »