Posts in category "foster care"

We Are All Adopted

We Are All Adopted
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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 Veronica Chenik Gilmore “That... Read more »

When Adoption Brings The Darkness Out Of You

When Adoption Brings The Darkness Out Of You
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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 Jenny Price I am... Read more »

We Knew It Was In His Best Interest To Go Be With His Brother

We Knew It Was In His Best Interest To Go Be With His Brother
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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 Samantha Velazquez My grandfather... Read more »
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These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.

These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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 Ann Cser  December 8,... Read more »

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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 Julianne Neely In the... Read more »

Foster Care: I Told DFS That We Would Keep The Children

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption will be hosting our fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  This guest post is a preview to whet your appetite for a month of adoption stories.  This is just one story. The series will present many different viewpoints... Read more »
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Rosh Hashanah: Questioning faith and searching for answers

Rosh Hashanah and I have a complicated relationship.  To be honest, I struggle with the entirety of the High Holy Days, which is not common for a practicing Jew.  It hasn’t always been this way.  I can pinpoint exactly when I lost my faith, so to speak. It began in Rosh Hashanah of the Hebrew... Read more »

Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations

Portrait of an Adoption’s Top Recommended Adoption Books and Additional Resources In this list, you will find a wide variety of nonfiction books representing diverse views and perspectives on adoption – similar in style to my blog’s acclaimed annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days – with different titles geared toward adoptees, adoptive parents,... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: The First Goodbye

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  Each month, I am reflecting on our lives in 2003. September 2003, Part 2 It is now Friday morning, and the hospital is preparing to discharge newborn K into the custody of her foster mother, Susan.  As a hopeful adoptive mother, I have no... Read more »
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Adoption Retrospective: Witnessing Another Mother Give Birth to Our Daughter

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I am publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003 September 2003: Part One There is a festive atmosphere in M’s room as the night unfolds.  Her cousins and aunts show... Read more »