Posts in category "International adoption"

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 »

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 »

The STUCK Documentary Tour: Getting Kids Into Families

The STUCK Documentary Tour: Getting Kids Into Families
When Craig Juntunen was 51 years old, he and his wife adopted three kids from Haiti.  “I never thought I would be a dad,” he told me.  “I retired at age 42.  There was a lot of golf in my life, and I thought that would be it.  But then we adopted these kids, and... Read more »
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Five Ways to Help Bond with an Adopted or Foster Child

Five Ways to Help Bond with an Adopted or Foster Child
The following guest post was written by Amanda Carlson, a former newborn care nurse, specifically to provide suggestions to help adoptive and foster parents bond with their new children. 1. Routines - Developing a steady routine is good for any child regardless of age. One of the most common is that of the bedtime routine.  Telling... Read more »

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 »

Stop Asking Adopted Kids If We Want To Find Our Real Parents.

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 Marianna Everyone looks at a... Read more »
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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 »