Posts in category "adoption"

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah: On Adoption and Belonging

My dearest K, Almost thirteen years ago exactly, we held your baby naming. In fact, Cantor Howard, who is standing beside us today, was there on that occasion. You were five months old and had very recently joined our family. At that ceremony, as I held you in my joyful arms, I recited the following opening... Read more »

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees
This morning, I was talking with my thirteen-year-old about how a ban on refugees is a metaphor for a ban on adoptions, particularly adoptions from foster care. “How was I like a refugee?” my daughter asked. “Do you think you wanted to leave your first home?” I asked her. “No,” she answered. “You had to... Read more »

I Wasn't The Odd Man Out. I Was Right Where I Belonged.

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 Alissa Several years ago, Reba McEntire had a song on the radio called “I’m A Survivor.” The opening lines of the song always struck me…. I was... Read more »
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I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like

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 Peggy Kirby I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like Jerry and I were married in August of 1983. We always knew... Read more »

Mom and I Could Talk About Everything Except 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 Margaret Theriault I was born on February 20, 1959 at Oshawa General Hospital. The events in the early days of my life were filled with a lot of... Read more »

The Love You Feel Cannot Be Matched

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 Anonymous I used to care that my kids were adopted instead of biological. I mean, I thought about it a lot. We were at the hospital when... Read more »
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Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: Adoptee Reunion

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 Lisa Coppola I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24th 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from... Read more »

You Can Go Home Again

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 Merrin Donahue Full disclosure: I have no idea what I’m doing as a mother. I’m totally winging it here. I’m certain that I’m screwing so much up,... 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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Come Meet Your Son

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 S Come Meet Your Son We wanted to adopt, and we hoped to adopt a newborn. Originally, we considered private adoption, but after reading up on ethnical adoption... Read more »