Posts in category "adoption author"

What Adoption Means To Me

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 Paige Strickland It is easy to figure out what adoption does NOT mean to me. It’s a great challenge to think about what it does... Read more »

For My Daughter's Birth Mother: YOU Are the Ray of Light

Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail. That was the first thing I noticed about M. The differences between us were glaring; we were careworn beings from two alternate worlds, suddenly thrust together in a strange, confusing universe. If a thousand terrible factors hadn’t come together in each of our lives, we would... Read more »

The A B C's of 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. By Gloria Oren What are the A B C’s of adoption? For the purpose of this post, the A B C’s of adoption are acceptance, being there, and... Read more »
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Reuniting Worlds: One Adoptee’s Thoughts On Birth Family Reunification

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. By Michelle Madrid-Branch I am an explorer. As an adoptee, I have explored the depths of my soul to find a meaning to the earliest parts of my... Read more »

I Was Left; I Was Loved - An Adoptee Story

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 Madeleine Melcher My birthmother... Read more »

Standing at the Podium

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 Rachel Garlinghouse I’m a... Read more »
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I'm an Adoptee. And I'm Complete.

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 Bob Mulkey It... Read more »

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest
Over the past five years, many of you who follow Portrait of an Adoption have watched my kids grow from babies to toddlers to tweens, and you’ve written to tell me similar tales about your loved ones.  We are sort of like a big family here. But now there is a new member of our... Read more »
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Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption
Last month I joined a group of writers and adoptive parents to hear a reading by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren.  She was in Chicago as part of the book tour for her stunning new memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. I was keenly interested in meeting Jillian, because she has experienced adoption from... Read more »