Posts in category "honesty in adoption"

After Many False Starts, We Finally Meet Our Birthmother!

After Many False Starts, We Finally Meet Our 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. July 2003: It is a Thursday night, which means my best friend Debby is hanging out with me at our... Read more »

All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids

All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids
One of the most common questions I receive from adoptive parents is, “Do you have any good book recommendations for our kids?”  It’s a subject near and dear to my heart, for I remember scouring the bookstores for adoption-related picture books when we first adopted our little girl.  I think I read our beloved copies... Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: When Kids Hurt Other Kids

Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  When Kids Hurt Other Kids
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.   This is the second guest post I have featured from a survivor of sexual assault.  In this woman’s story, she bravely sheds light on a terrible truth within the world of sexual abuse: older children are sometimes the ones who hurt younger children.  This story is also a painful... Read more »
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A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss
This is the second part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries.) By Casey Anderson I picked myself up and left that town in late summer with a man who would become my first husband a few months later.  We... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest
Introduction by Carrie Goldman, Host of Portrait of an Adoption During the month of January, the Huffington Post reran a 30-day series from my blog called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, a series that gives voice to many different points of view of adoption.  As many adoptive parents discovered, there was a group of... Read more »
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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 »

What Happens to a Mommy Blog When the Kids Grow Up? Taming the Beast I’ve Created

What Happens to a Mommy Blog When the Kids Grow Up? Taming the Beast I’ve Created
When I first started blogging at Portrait of an Adoption, my oldest child was in kindergarten; my youngest child wasn’t yet born.  There was no end to acceptable fodder for my parenting blog, and every day I shared funny stories about what my toddlers said and did.   The kids were so very young that when... Read more »

Why My Son Has A Closed Adoption

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 Anonymous Picture that your little... Read more »
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Time Seems To Be Standing Still.

Time Seems To Be Standing Still.
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 Kathy Bright I’ve known I... Read more »