Tag: adoptees

We Were Simply Part of the 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.  We Were Simply Part of the Family By Erin Leisure When I was born, my biological mother gave me up for adoption. I was made a... Read more »

My Adoption Story 5 Years Later: A Part of Me Has Found Some Peace

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 Adoption Story 5 Years Later: A Part of Me Has Found Some Peace By Michele Beard I have learned so much about my birth family,... Read more »

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself
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 J. I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself I was the quiet one in our family. I did... Read more »
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Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall

Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall
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.  Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall By Carrie Goldman It is the second week of November. I glance outside. In the backyard, my children and their... Read more »

Adoption Is Not a Black and White Kind of Thing

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.  Adoption Is Not a Black and White Kind of Thing By Katie Weaver My adoption story starts like any other typical adoption story: I was separated... Read more »

It’s My Job to Listen and Love

It’s My Job to Listen and Love
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.  It’s My Job to Listen and Love By Rachel Garlinghouse As parents, we want to be fixers. It starts when our children are young. One scrapes... Read more »
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Adoption Didn't Make Me Weird; It Made Me Wonderful

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.  Adoption Didn’t Make Me Weird; It Made Me Wonderful. By Beth Roper Stewart I’ve never been embarrassed or ashamed to say that I am adopted. My... Read more »

YoonMee: An International Adoption Story

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.  YoonMee: An International Adoption Story By Shelby Kilgore Over three decades ago, I was born in a country on the other side of the world. I... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 9th Annual Portrait of an Adoption Series

Call for Submissions for 9th Annual Portrait of an Adoption Series
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! I am so happy you are here! In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the ninth 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... Read more »
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Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!

Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!
We are so excited to announce that the third book in our fictional children’s series – Jazzy’s Quest: Camp To Belong – officially launches on Monday, June 3rd and is available for purchase now! Jazzy is a creative, ten-year-old Star Wars fan who also happens to be a transracial adoptee in an open adoption. The first book in... Read more »