Tag: adoption reunion

Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?

Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?
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 Daniel Drennan ElAwar We remain the repulsed, splinters, expelled from the body; the corpus surrounds us, englobes us, drives us out; it then returns to... Read more »

Finding Herb

Finding Herb
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 Jennifer Evans “Molly, do you remember my father?” I had a right to know. “Of course. His name was Herb.” Her voice was barely audible... Read more »

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
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 Lori Prashker-Thomas “I met you on March 23, 1996.” I dropped the card and began to cry. I knew immediately it was from my daughter,... Read more »
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From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin
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 Jen Rittenhouse  Five years ago I shared a piece of my birth story for this blog. I had just closed the door on the chapter... Read more »

The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers
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 Suzanne Gilbert After not meeting my birth mother for four years, during which she travelled extensively and planned then cancelled several cross-Atlantic visits, I decided... Read more »

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World
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 Stacy Bernal In November of 1993, when I was a junior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I was the drum major... Read more »
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Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except Me.

Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except Me.
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 Karen Haltiwanger I was adopted at five months old, from a foster home in Fulton County, Ga. I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My adoptive... Read more »

What Do Hairstyles Have To Do With Adoption?

What Do Hairstyles Have To Do With 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 Sherrie Eldridge Who would ever think that a birth mother’s or adoptee’s hair style would have anything to do with their adoption reunion? After all,... 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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Chosen

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 Mary Michael Kelley I never had a specific moment when I was told that I was adopted. It wasn’t an earth-shattering day in my life. It wasn’t... Read more »