Posts in category "pregnancy loss"

Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness

Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness
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. Please read the January, 2003 post , February, 2003 Post, and March, 2003 Post. It is April 26, 2003.  Andrew’s... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: The First Birthmother

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. Please read the January, 2003 post and the February, 2003 Post. Motivated.  That’s what we were. Everyone approaches the adoption... Read more »

One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.

One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.
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 Nanci Stein “Granci” I remember... Read more »
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We Were Told to Leave Nina in the Playroom, All by Herself, and Depart.

We Were Told to Leave Nina in the Playroom, All by Herself, and Depart.
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 Jiyer Your children are not... Read more »

Life is Pain, Highness

Life is Pain, Highness
Flashback: It is April, 2003, and Andrew’s brother, Pete, will be marrying Kim next month.  Kim is terrific, a wonderful addition to the family.  She is a kindred spirit, easy to be around, and I am grateful to have her as another sister.  Today is Kim’s bridal shower, which I am hosting along with several... Read more »

We Are Not Complete

We Are Not Complete
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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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 »

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 »

Top Ten Things NOT to Say to an Adoptive Parent

Top Ten Things NOT to Say to an Adoptive Parent
Many people are kindhearted yet uneducated about the semantics of adoption.   Other people have good intentions but take a thoughtless approach to satisfying their curiosity. And then there are some people who are simply insensitive. Here’s a little advice about what NOT to say to an adoptive parent (sense of humor recommended!): 1. What happened... Read more »
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Did I ruin my life by having/ adopting these kids?

Tonight I went to visit a friend, N, who has eight-week-old twins.  She also has a one-year-old.   Three healthy babies, a blessing that millions of people wish for. And along with those three beautiful babies, she and her husband have a house full of chaos, no sleep, mounting financial concerns and no ability to get... Read more »