Posts in category "domestic vs international adoption"

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series
During the 30 days of November, in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption hosted a series of poignant guest posts dealing with issues related to adoption and foster care.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy the stories, click here to link to them. Like last year’s series, the... Read more »

I Had Missed the Call

I Had Missed the Call
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 »

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 »
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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 »

What To Consider Before Adopting Traumatized Children - Guest Post by Nancy Farrell

This is a guest post written by Nancy Farrell, a freelance writer and blogger. She regularly contributes to the criminal justice degrees , which discusses child abuse, human rights, divorce, and crime related articles. Questions or comments can be sent to: nancy.farrell13@gmail.com.  Thank you, Nancy, for taking the time to share your thoughts with the... Read more »

Domestic vs International Adoption

When we were starting the adoption process, people often asked if we would try to adopt a baby from overseas, with the most common suggestions being China, Russia, Korea and Guatemala.     Our adoption counselor, Maggie Benz, explained to us that a child must officially be declared an orphan in his or her country of... Read more »
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