Posts in category "african american"

I Am A Black Woman. And I Need You To Notice.

I Am A Black Woman. And I Need You To Notice.
February is Black History Month.  I wanted to write a piece that honors what it means to be Black in our country. But I cannot do that with any authenticity, because I am not Black. Being both a woman and a Jew, I do have some idea of what it means to be marginalized, to... 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 »

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey
The lights dimmed, and the humming discussion of the audience grew still. We all sat, transfixed, as the screen came to life. We were all there to witness Angela’s story. The story of an adoptee seeking to find some closure for the gaping uncertainties in her identity and history. *          *          *          * When Bryan... Read more »
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All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids

All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids
One of the most common questions I receive from adoptive parents is, “Do you have any good book recommendations for our kids?”  It’s a subject near and dear to my heart, for I remember scouring the bookstores for adoption-related picture books when we first adopted our little girl.  I think I read our beloved copies... Read more »

CLOSURE: An Adoption Documentary

CLOSURE: An Adoption Documentary
Guest Post by Bryan Tucker “I’ve got this idea for a documentary,” I say to my friend.  “What’s it about?” he asks.  I reply, “My wife, Angela, being a trans-racial adoptee searching for her birth family.” Long pause. This conversation never actually occurred with said friend, or with anyone for that matter, but it’s happened... Read more »

To A Better Day, in Memory of MLK, Jr.

To A Better Day, in Memory of MLK, Jr.
K and AR are big fans of Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year we celebrated “Martin’s birthday” by reading (for the hundredth time) our MLK Jr. children’s books.  Six-year-old K led two-yr-old A in a rousing chorus of “We Shall Overcome.”  After dinner, we stuck a couple birthday candles in a frosted cake and sang... Read more »
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