Posts in category "infertility"

Late Discovery

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 Kevin Gladish “How... Read more »

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family

Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family
My oldest daughter is turning twelve on Thursday.  Yesterday, we spent some special mother-daughter time together to mark the occasion. The two of us went to see actress and journalist Kelly Haramis perform a one-woman show about her journey to parenthood at the Chicago Fringe Festival.  The show was fast-paced and funny, punctuated by moments... Read more »

But First, There Was That Goodbye Kiss On The Forehead.

But First, There Was That Goodbye Kiss On The Forehead.
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 Robert Livingstone Her three-year-old... Read more »
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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 »

Everything Changed At Nineteen Months

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 Leslie Kahn The most... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Jan 2003 - Deciding to Adopt

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. January 2003 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with... Read more »
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The Grief in Knowing I Will Never Be Called Mom.

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 an Anonymous Birthmother From the... Read more »

A Letter to My Son's Birth Mother

A Letter to My Son's Birth Mother
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 Merrin Donahue I wrote the... Read more »

A Strange Bird Cry Announces Our Daughter

A Strange Bird Cry Announces Our Daughter
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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What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
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 »