Posts in category "adoption books"

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series
Do you have an adoption or foster care story to tell? Are you an adoptee, birth parent, adoptive parent or foster parent? Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here.  In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the sixth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits... Read more »

Why The Jungle Book Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families

Why The Jungle Book Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families
Warning: This is a review of The Jungle Book from the lens of an adoptive family, and it contains Plot SPOILERS. On opening night, our family went to see The Jungle Book. The excitement among the kids was palpable.  I sat between my oldest and youngest daughters, one my beloved through adoption, another my beloved... Read more »

Trouble With Music: An Excerpt From Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing!

How does it feel to be an adoptee?  Let Star-Wars-loving adoptee Jazzy Armstrong share her quest for identity and belonging with your child!  Enjoy this sneak peak at an excerpt from the critically acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!                            ... Read more »
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Heartlines: How a Jewish Girl Adopted in Japan

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 Leza Lowitz For years,... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden
Portrait of an Adoption is very excited to present this fantastic interview about open adoption with critically-acclaimed adoption author Lori Holden:  Q: Things seem to be opening up in adoption in many ways — ongoing contact with birth parents and opening birth records come to mind. Why do you think this is? LH: Just as... Read more »
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Transracial Adoption: Eating Humble Pie Without Dropping Crumbs

Transracial Adoption: Eating Humble Pie Without Dropping Crumbs
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 Rachel Garlinghouse When we... Read more »