Category: open adoption

The Adoption Story Nobody Talks About

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 Anonymous We hoped... Read more »

My Love Story: A Road Through Adoption

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 Lindsey Choules My goal... Read more »

You'd Fit In Well

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 Lynn Sollitto Note to... Read more »
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Color And Race Have Just Begun To Seep Into Our Everyday Conversations

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 Lakshmi Iyer I... Read more »

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »

The Chosen Path: This Is What We Were Meant To Do

The Chosen Path: This Is What We Were Meant To Do
The following guest post is a preview of my upcoming 30-day series! 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... Read more »
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Now You Are Twelve

Now You Are Twelve
My dearest girl, You are twelve today.  I decided to write down the first memory I could recall from each of your twelve years.  Behold, a dozen images of you that dance through my mind: Age 1: We flew with you to Berlin.  You were charmed by an enormous, cold, stone statue of Lenin and... Read more »

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden
Portrait of an Adoption is very excited to present this fantastic interview about open adoption with critically-acclaimed adoption author Lori Holden:  Q: Things seem to be opening up in adoption in many ways — ongoing contact with birth parents and opening birth records come to mind. Why do you think this is? LH: Just as... Read more »

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story
Next weekend, I am taking my almost-twelve-year-old daughter to visit her birthmother, brother and sister. Up until now, the annual reunions have had a single goal: spend time together in a fun environment. We eat at casual family restaurants, swim in the hotel pool, attend museums and movies, and generally hang out. During these visits,... Read more »
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I Knew Nothing About Where This Baby Would End Up

I Knew Nothing About Where This Baby Would End Up
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 Jennifer Muscato On June... Read more »