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Why The Jungle Book Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families

Why The Jungle Book Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families
Warning: This is a review of The Jungle Book from the lens of an adoptive family, and it contains Plot SPOILERS. On opening night, our family went to see The Jungle Book. The excitement among the kids was palpable.  I sat between my oldest and youngest daughters, one my beloved through adoption, another my beloved... Read more »

Dear Child With Sensory Issues

Dear Child With Sensory Issues, You woke up screaming. I was downstairs – had not yet even sipped my coffee – and I knew that it would be one of those mornings. You were sobbing by the time I entered your bedroom. As spring threatens to arrive, your allergies have started to rage. Itchy and... Read more »

Hasbro Keeps Promise to Annie Rose and Adds Rey to Star Wars Monopoly. #WheresRey #TheresRey!

Hasbro Keeps Promise to Annie Rose and Adds Rey to Star Wars Monopoly. #WheresRey #TheresRey!
Hasbro kept true to its word! A Rey token has been designed and added to the Star Wars Monopoly game! Annie Rose, you asked #WheresRey.  Thousands of people joined your plea, and Hasbro said #ReyIsOnTheWay. Later this year, when you open your new game, we will shout with joy #TheresRey! The new token made its debut at the Toy... Read more »
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"Hey, Black Child" Performed For Black History Month

"Hey, Black Child" Performed For Black History Month
As you hopefully know, February is Black History Month! Black history and black culture are very important here at Portrait of an Adoption, where we have many transracial families. Please share with us your favorite poems, books, and videos that celebrate black people, not just this month, but all year round. What books written by... Read more »

Adoption and Identity Intertwined: An Interview With Mei Kelly

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting with 18-year-old Mei Kelly, who created a documentary called “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” Mei Kelly was adopted from China at the age of nine months, and she has experienced the unique complexity that adoption brings to identity. Curious to learn how being adopted has affected the lives... Read more »

8 Yr Old Girl Talks About Asking Hasbro, #WheresRey in Star Wars Monopoly?

8 Yr Old Girl Talks About Asking Hasbro, #WheresRey in Star Wars Monopoly?
Let 8-year-old Annie Rose tell you in her own words why she wrote to Hasbro asking “How could you leave out Rey?!” Annie Rose has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice now. She really loves the character of Rey, because she is a strong, intelligent female. When Annie Rose learned that the newest version... Read more »
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8-yr-old girl asks Hasbro, How Could You Leave Out Rey?! #WheresRey

8-yr-old girl asks Hasbro, How Could You Leave Out Rey?! #WheresRey
UPDATE!!!! HASBRO has heard us all! In the past 24 hours, Annie Rose’s letter to Hasbro has been retweeted nearly 2,000 times and has been written about in articles and news outlets around the world. Annnnd, HASBRO just contacted me with the wonderful news that they will be adding Rey to Star Wars Monopoly.  Social... Read more »

Every Story Needs A Beginning

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 Anne Sawan There... 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 »
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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 »