Posts in category "open adoption"

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah: On Adoption and Belonging

My dearest K, Almost thirteen years ago exactly, we held your baby naming. In fact, Cantor Howard, who is standing beside us today, was there on that occasion. You were five months old and had very recently joined our family. At that ceremony, as I held you in my joyful arms, I recited the following opening... Read more »

The Love You Feel Cannot Be Matched

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 Anonymous I used to care that my kids were adopted instead of biological. I mean, I thought about it a lot. We were at the hospital when... Read more »

Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry

Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry
My husband wanted us all to go see Finding Dory together for Father’s Day. It’s not always easy to find movies that work for all of our children, because our littlest one gets scared easily, and our oldest is far more interested in teenage characters than anything else. But Disney Pixar movies are usually a... Read more »
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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 »

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion
The first time we took our daughter K to visit her birth family was almost twelve years ago. Our daughter was ten months old, and it was the first time her older sister (age 7) and older brother (age 3) would be meeting her, because they had been in a different foster home than she... Read more »

My Story Is Not Yet Finished: Adoption Is Just One Part Of It

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 Tricia Sersland I... Read more »
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I Consider My Open Adoption My First Marriage

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 Roanne Olsen My name... Read more »

I Know That I Was Put On This Earth To Become a Mom

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 Gruenspan “Don’t you... Read more »

The Foundation of a Promise

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 Astrid Beemom There... Read more »
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Trouble With Music: An Excerpt From Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing!

How does it feel to be an adoptee?  Let Star-Wars-loving adoptee Jazzy Armstrong share her quest for identity and belonging with your child!  Enjoy this sneak peak at an excerpt from the critically acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!                            ... Read more »