Posts in category "raising an adopted child"

We Are All Adopted

We Are All Adopted
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 Veronica Chenik Gilmore “That... Read more »

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 »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »
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I Had My Mother's Name!

I Had My Mother's Name!
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 Chad Cottle: Death Grandma’s house... Read more »

She's My Girl, Just As If She Were Born To Us

She's My Girl, Just As If She Were Born To Us
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 Andrew There was never a... Read more »

But Then the Greatest Moment of My Whole Life Occurred.

But Then the Greatest Moment of My Whole Life Occurred.
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 Bruce Ellis: As I go... Read more »
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Opening a Can of Worms

Opening a Can of Worms
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 Bonnie S. Schwartz: When I... 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 »

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 »
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An Adoptive Mom's Musings On Her Daughter's Ninth Birthday

An Adoptive Mom's Musings On Her Daughter's Ninth Birthday
Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She is nine years old.  I didn’t give birth to her, which always astonishes me a little bit when we celebrate her birthday.  Sometimes I think of all the millions of random events that had to come together in just the right way for Katie to become my daughter.... Read more »