Posts in category "birthmothers"

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 »

No Justification Needed To Keep Her Own Baby

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 Carrie Goldman It was... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Navigating Ambiguity in Adoption

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 Amy and Hannah Amy: Navigating ambiguity is a phrase I’ve heard recently,... Read more »
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Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry

Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry
My husband wanted us all to go see Finding Dory together for Father’s Day. It’s not always easy to find movies that work for all of our children, because our littlest one gets scared easily, and our oldest is far more interested in teenage characters than anything else. But Disney Pixar movies are usually a... Read more »