Tag: adoptee rights

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 »

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 »

I Would Not Give Up Until I Learned The Truth About My Life

I Would Not Give Up Until I Learned The Truth About My Life
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 James Burns This is my story. I have never told my story like this before, and I hope that it makes sense to you. The... Read more »
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What Adoption Means To Me

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 Paige Adams Strickland If... Read more »

In My Mind, He Was Still The Little Brother I Had Lost

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 La Tonya Owens... Read more »

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey
The lights dimmed, and the humming discussion of the audience grew still. We all sat, transfixed, as the screen came to life. We were all there to witness Angela’s story. The story of an adoptee seeking to find some closure for the gaping uncertainties in her identity and history. *          *          *          * When Bryan... Read more »
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My Story Went Nothing Like The Ones You See On Oprah.

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 Kimberly Jones It’s nothing... Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: When Kids Hurt Other Kids

Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  When Kids Hurt Other Kids
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.   This is the second guest post I have featured from a survivor of sexual assault.  In this woman’s story, she bravely sheds light on a terrible truth within the world of sexual abuse: older children are sometimes the ones who hurt younger children.  This story is also a painful... Read more »

Someday I Hope That She Will Seek Me Out.

Someday I Hope That She Will Seek Me Out.
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 Tamara Tranowski I’ve always known... Read more »
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Time Seems To Be Standing Still.

Time Seems To Be Standing Still.
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 Kathy Bright I’ve known I... Read more »