Posts in category "International adoption"

You Can Go Home Again

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Merrin Donahue Full disclosure: I have no idea what I’m doing as a mother. I’m totally winging it here. I’m certain that I’m screwing so much up,... Read more »

Parenting Worry #1: Am I F*ing Her Up??

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Candice Warltier My seven-year old daughter, Antara, had been desperate to get together with another little girl in her school (let’s call the girl “Molly” so it... Read more »

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series
Do you have an adoption or foster care story to tell? Are you an adoptee, birth parent, adoptive parent or foster parent? Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here.  In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the sixth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits... Read more »
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Adoption and Identity Intertwined: An Interview With Mei Kelly

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting with 18-year-old Mei Kelly, who created a documentary called “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” Mei Kelly was adopted from China at the age of nine months, and she has experienced the unique complexity that adoption brings to identity. Curious to learn how being adopted has affected the lives... Read more »

With More Careful Consideration

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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 Rebecca Seung When I... Read more »

Promises

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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 Alexis Del Cid... Read more »
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Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption
Last month I joined a group of writers and adoptive parents to hear a reading by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren.  She was in Chicago as part of the book tour for her stunning new memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. I was keenly interested in meeting Jillian, because she has experienced adoption from... Read more »

Playing Behind The Scenes: Life As A Single Adoptive Father

Playing Behind The Scenes: Life As A Single Adoptive Father
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 Gary Matloff I thought... Read more »

Is Your Adopted Child Lucky? A Tricky Topic In Adoption Circles

Is Your Adopted Child Lucky? A Tricky Topic In Adoption Circles
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 Anne Sawan I... Read more »
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I Want Someone To Fix Me: The Agony of Attachment Disorder

I Want Someone To Fix Me: The Agony of Attachment Disorder
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 John Brooks We had... Read more »