Tag: adoptees

You Have a Piece of My Heart and I Have a Piece of Yours

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 Dayna Farr My birth mom loved me so much she sacrificed her own happiness to give me to a family that could provide the kind... Read more »

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

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 Josie Mae Rigney “What the flip?” “Say bubble nuggets!” “I have four girlfriends… well, I just got that one.” “Son of a cracker!” “I didn’t... Read more »

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in 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 and perspectives.  By Carrie Goldman Love. Such a simple word that encompasses so many possible meanings. I feel love for people in similar and different ways. Love for... Read more »
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Five Siblings Found

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 Elizabeth Blake Here we are, decades after we were taken from our family, gathering the pieces of our lives and weaving a garment made of... Read more »

Does She Know?

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 Anne Sawan The first night I spent with my daughter I looked into her eyes and I started to cry suddenly overwhelmed with the realization... Read more »

Nearly 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 Savannah I arrived at 2 weeks old in a baby blue onesie two sizes too big. I was grey and malnourished. I would be the... Read more »
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All the Things I’ve Been Through Are Shaping Me To Be A Stronger Man

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 Rayshawn Milton My name is Rayshawn Milton and I was adopted at three days old to a very versatile family who I know love me... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »