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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 »

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con
What an amazing weekend the Pop Culture Hero Coalition had at New York Comic-Con.  In addition to our panels and workshops, we had a booth on the main floor of the con.  We invited fans to write messages of support to kids who are being bullied at school.  I take the notes with me after... Read more »

Little Girls Who Are Bullied For Liking Star Wars Feel the Light Side of the Force: Sisterhood of the Traveling Armor

I’m sitting here on the couch in my pajamas.  My daughter, Katie the Star Wars girl, is on my phone chatting with Layla Murphy. Layla is the little girl who made news this week when Star Wars fans rallied around her after she was bullied at her new school for wearing an R2-D2 jacket and... Read more »
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Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest
Over the past five years, many of you who follow Portrait of an Adoption have watched my kids grow from babies to toddlers to tweens, and you’ve written to tell me similar tales about your loved ones.  We are sort of like a big family here. But now there is a new member of our... Read more »