Tag: adoptees

Call for Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days 8th Annual Series

Call for Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days 8th Annual Series
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! So happy you are here. In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the eighth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some stories will describe... Read more »

The Power of Narrative: Making Sense of Your Adoption Story - March 15th

Learn how your (or your child’s) origin story is different from a birth history. Often, our origin stories take place over many years as we learn to grow comfortable in our own skin and identify our place in the world. Project Esther: The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network of Jewish Child & Family Services is pleased to... Read more »

The Birth of Adoption at the Movies

The Birth of Adoption at the Movies
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 Addison Cooper I didn’t even know what social work was when I headed off to college. As a freshman at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy,... Read more »
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On Destiny, and Complexity

On Destiny, and Complexity
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 Rabbi Susan Silverman Who shall live and who shall die? This is a question of the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. Then... Read more »

It’s Our Normal: It’s How We Became A Family

It’s Our Normal: It’s How We Became A Family
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 Heather Kurut When we first brought home twins, family friends Liz and Keith (parents to triplets) shared this nugget of wisdom: now, you will see... Read more »

Adoptees and Lying: Why A Child Might Be Telling Lies

“My child is always telling lies. It started at a young age and it has just gotten worse over time. Why is this happening? Is it common among adoptees? What should I do?” I frequently receive messages about adoptees that struggle with chronic lying. It’s something that is not discussed enough in adoption circles, because... Read more »
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Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! So happy you are here. In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the seventh annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some... Read more »

Preparing to Watch "This Is Us" Finale

My husband and I have been watching This Is Us with our thirteen-year-old daughter. It is not an easy show to watch. Like the parents on the show — Jack and Rebecca — my husband and I have two biological children and one child through adoption. Our thirteen-year-old was adopted as a baby – not... Read more »

I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like

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. By Peggy Kirby I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like Jerry and I were married in August of 1983. We always knew... Read more »
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Mom and I Could Talk About Everything Except Adoption

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. By Margaret Theriault I was born on February 20, 1959 at Oshawa General Hospital. The events in the early days of my life were filled with a lot of... Read more »