Category: adoption

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 »

She Went From Nurse to Nurse, Being Rocked, Comforted...and Loved

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 Heather Kurut She Went From Nurse to Nurse, Being Rocked, Comforted . . . and Loved. As a welcome gift for our twin daughters, two of my... Read more »

Waiting For The Phone To Ring

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By LB Johnson When I was out at Dad’s last week, we went through some paperwork in his safety deposit box, as he’s readying his affairs, realizing he probably... Read more »
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We Got Here Too Late To Leave Early: When Older Parents Adopt

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 Tom LaMarr This is where everything grinds to a halt, where time assumes a physical form, holding me in place, refusing to budge. Standing outside Gate C-24... Read more »

When Our Daughter Has Racist Encounters

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. 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 Anne Moody One thing that can catch interracial adoptive families... Read more »

I Decided To Keep My Baby

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. Portrait of an Adoption: What were your thoughts when you first realized you... Read more »
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And So It Was That Our Girl Came Back To Us

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. 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 Anonymous My husband and I were the parents of two little boys... Read more »