Posts in category "adoption"

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 »

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 »

Parenting Worry #1: Am I F*ing Her Up??

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 Candice Warltier My seven-year old daughter, Antara, had been desperate to get together with another little girl in her school (let’s call the girl “Molly” so it... Read more »
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Ruins and Ladders

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 Andrea Ross After I told my parents I wanted to search for my birth family, we sent letters to the adoption agency and the Colorado Juvenile Court,... Read more »

A Better Plan Than Mine

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 Whitney Marsh It was only fitting that Sophia held him first. I was almost afraid to touch this tiny baby that we had prayed so hard for.... Read more »

Loving Another Baby After Placing One For 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 M When I placed K for adoption thirteen years ago, I chose to have sterilization surgery after giving birth to her. The thought of having another baby... Read more »
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Adoption Reunion: We Are Four Generations Reassembled

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 Denise Emanuel Clemen My mother died in March at the age of ninety-one. I wrote her obituary, totaling up the siblings, parents, and others who preceded her... Read more »