Posts in category "Chinese adoption"

I Do Not Know How or Why I Was Given Up

I Do Not Know How or Why I Was Given Up
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third 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.  I Do Not Know How... Read more »

All Things Cultural: Guest Post by Bev O'Reilly

 All Things Cultural: Guest Post by Bev O'Reilly
By Bev O’Reilly: Our adoption story begins like many other adoptive parents.  My husband and I always knew we were going to adopt.  Neither of us can remember a specific conversation or point in time when we decided we would adopt – it was just a fact.  The question we had was whether we’d be... Read more »

Flying to China to Adopt in the Wake of 9/11 – Guest Post by Janice Cody

This is a guest post by Janice Cody: “For me, adoption is a global issue.  In making our decision to adopt, we took into consideration issues that were affecting adoption in the United States, the Soviet Block countries, Latin America, and Asia.  We had not considered US relations with the Middle East as a factor,... Read more »
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Children Adopted from China!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Children Adopted from China!
Happy New Year!  For those of you who have adopted from China, you probably know that the Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.  The Chinese year 4710 begins on January 23, 2012, and it is the Year of the Dragon. This is an opportunity to take part... Read more »

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

The Waiting is the Hardest Part
In honor of November being National Adoption Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 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 adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, waiting adoptive parents, and foster parents-turned-adoptive parents.  Painful... Read more »

Top Ten Things NOT to Say to an Adoptive Parent

Top Ten Things NOT to Say to an Adoptive Parent
Many people are kindhearted yet uneducated about the semantics of adoption.   Other people have good intentions but take a thoughtless approach to satisfying their curiosity. And then there are some people who are simply insensitive. Here’s a little advice about what NOT to say to an adoptive parent (sense of humor recommended!): 1. What happened... Read more »
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Celebrating the Chinese New Year With Children Adopted From China

Chinese New Year Parade For those of you who have adopted from China, you probably know that the Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.  The Chinese year 4708 begins on Feb. 14, 2010, and it is the Year of the Tiger. Whereas many of us will be... Read more »