Tag: adoptee

My Daughter, the Stranger

By John Brooks 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.  My Daughter, The Stranger I caught myself grinding my teeth, thinking of my dad’s mantra, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst,”... Read more »

I'm Not Your Mama

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.  I’m Not Your Mama By Anonymous I’m sorry, but I’m not your mom. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth.... Read more »

Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope

Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope
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.  Chasing Charleigh: An Adoption Story Filled With Love and Hope By Becky Cortesi-Caruso In November of 2013, we were thrilled to learn that our adoption story would... Read more »
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Being Biologically Related Was Like a Super Power

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.  Being Biologically Related Was Like a Super Power By Paige Strickland I’ve been an adoptee for fifty-eight years and an adoptee-in-reunion for thirty-one years. The journey... Read more »

Family Resemblance

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.  Family Resemblance By Revd Rosalind C Hughes I was a lanky child, long of limb and neck. My parents would joke that maybe I had some... Read more »

The Unexpected Reunion

The Unexpected Reunion
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.  The Unexpected Reunion By M Each summer, I have a reunion visit with the beautiful girl that I placed for adoption sixteen years ago. This year, I... Read more »
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My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is

My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is
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.  My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is By Alissa Weece For those of you who’ve seen Wonder Park, there’s a line in the movie that the... Read more »

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee
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.  Poems By a 16-Year-Old Adoptee By Liana O’Rourke My name is Liana O’Rourke and I am a 16-year-old Chinese adoptee from Chicago. The first part of... Read more »

Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity

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.  Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity By: Laura Palladino Growing up, one of my favorite anecdotes was the one about my name. Being adopted, I... Read more »
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Peace Is My Home And My Super Power

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 Kate Powers My name is Kate Powers. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and abandoned after birth. I have an American family in Missouri... Read more »