How Did We End Up Here?

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Anonymous 7:15 a.m. It’s Friday morning. Time for breakfast. I stand in the kitchen as my daughter explains with discomfort that her stomach hurts and... Read more »

She Comes Home

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Jennifer Watson “Wow…” I say softly to the bundle in my lap, “you are a very tiny little person.” The very first thing I ever... Read more »

ADHD Parenting: A 15-Minute Snippet

Child walks in the door from school. “Hey, Mom! Friend came home with me to hang out, ok?” Mom: “Sure, fine. Hello, Friend! Today’s playdate will be a short get-together, Child, because we have to leave by 4:35 to get you to Tae Kwon Do and your sister to swim and pick your other sister... Read more »
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Empty Boots

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Andrea Ross I readied myself for my appointment with Joan, the social worker at the adoption agency in Denver. Adoption rights advocates had told me... Read more »

Becoming A Mom While Single And Over Forty: Giving It To You Straight

Becoming A Mom While Single And Over Forty: Giving It To You Straight
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Becca Gruenspan The term Single Mother by Choice (SMC) is a funny one to me. Yes, ultimately it was my choice to adopt a baby... Read more »

Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?

Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Daniel Drennan ElAwar We remain the repulsed, splinters, expelled from the body; the corpus surrounds us, englobes us, drives us out; it then returns to... Read more »
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The Love Flows The Same

The Love Flows The Same
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Allison Banta I remember when people would find out that we were adopting, there were always so many questions. One of the most frequent was... Read more »

Finding Herb

Finding Herb
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Jennifer Evans “Molly, do you remember my father?” I had a right to know. “Of course. His name was Herb.” Her voice was barely audible... Read more »

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Lori Prashker-Thomas “I met you on March 23, 1996.” I dropped the card and began to cry. I knew immediately it was from my daughter,... Read more »
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Adopted Across the Color Line

Adopted Across the Color Line
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Lucy Waldmeir “Where are you from?” I’ve been searching for the perfect answer to that question for my entire life. On occasion I will say... Read more »