Posts in category "home study"

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 Ten Years Later: The First Birthmother

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. Please read the January, 2003 post and the February, 2003 Post. Motivated.  That’s what we were. Everyone approaches the adoption... Read more »

One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.

One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness 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 people with widely varying experiences. By Nanci Stein “Granci” I remember... Read more »
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We Realized That We Couldn't Wait Any Longer.

We Realized That We Couldn't Wait Any Longer.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness 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 people with widely varying experiences.  By Michelle Mercurio: Last year on... Read more »

We Nearly Decided to Give Up

We Nearly Decided to Give Up
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 »

An Unpredictable Journey of Faith

An Unpredictable Journey of Faith
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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Wallowing Happens

The adoption application requires a physical.  I have not been to my obstretrician since six weeks after we lost Matthew. I dread this appointment with Dr. Salamon.  Seeing her is not actually the problem; I like her a lot and she has been very supportive.  The problem is the waiting room filled with pregnant women. ... Read more »

Relax, The Home Study Is Not So Bad

Carrie and Andrew When I was still a prospective adoptive parent, nothing intimidated me more than the state-mandated home study.  I remember my anxious preparations after our appointed social worker from the adoption agency called to set up our first home study visit.  Andrew and I both arranged to take the morning off from work... Read more »