Posts tagged "Adoption Portraits"

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy
Next month, I will be holding my annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month.  To whet your appetite, here is a new guest post from one of last year’s participants, who is celebrating the third anniversary of her son’s adoption today!  The upcoming series is... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Two: Living with Unacknowledged Loss
This is the second part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries.) By Casey Anderson I picked myself up and left that town in late summer with a man who would become my first husband a few months later.  We... Read more »
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A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest

A First Mother’s Agony, Part 1: Choice, Coercion, and An Unheard Protest
Introduction by Carrie Goldman, Host of Portrait of an Adoption During the month of January, the Huffington Post reran a 30-day series from my blog called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, a series that gives voice to many different points of view of adoption.  As many adoptive parents discovered, there was a group of... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Jan 2003 - Deciding to Adopt

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. January 2003 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with... Read more »

What Happens to a Mommy Blog When the Kids Grow Up? Taming the Beast I’ve Created

What Happens to a Mommy Blog When the Kids Grow Up? Taming the Beast I’ve Created
When I first started blogging at Portrait of an Adoption, my oldest child was in kindergarten; my youngest child wasn’t yet born.  There was no end to acceptable fodder for my parenting blog, and every day I shared funny stories about what my toddlers said and did.   The kids were so very young that when... Read more »
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Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series
During the 30 days of November, in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption hosted a series of poignant guest posts dealing with issues related to adoption and foster care.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy the stories, click here to link to them. Like last year’s series, the... Read more »

We Didn't Get To Keep the Other Baby, But This One Is Ours Forever

We Didn't Get To Keep the Other Baby, But This One Is Ours Forever
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 Lindsey Redfern Sunday, 8:16 pm... Read more »

Opening a Can of Worms

Opening a Can of Worms
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 Bonnie S. Schwartz: When I... Read more »
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Why A Loving Parent Raises a Child's Expectations in Life.

Why A Loving Parent Raises a Child's Expectations in Life.
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 Exavier Pope: The Scene “I’m... Read more »