Tag: adoption

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 »

What Adoption Means To 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 Paige Strickland It is easy to figure out what adoption does NOT mean to me. It’s a great challenge to think about what it does... Read more »

It is Okay To Be Okay

It is Okay To Be Okay
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 Nicola and Ian What a strange title for a story about our adoption journey, you might think? All will become clear as the story unfolds.... Read more »
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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 »

Faithful in the Process

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 Lee Ann M. Pomrenke “I have never heard of this before,” the judge declared. She had asked – through our translator – why we wanted... Read more »

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 »
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I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos

I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos
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 Lewis This is the end of the story: my husband and I are the happy parents of a twenty-month old boy. As Yoda would... Read more »

Chase Is My Brother. I Love Him and Protect Him Like a Big Brother Should.

Chase Is My Brother. I Love Him and Protect Him Like a Big Brother Should.
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 Landon Graham, age 12 I don’t remember a lot about the day my baby brother came to me. A lot of my memories are based... Read more »

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents
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 Jay D. Lenn On the day my husband Greg and I brought our son Clark home, we read to him. The first book was Guess... Read more »
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Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!

Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!
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 Stephanie Jessie Adoption is about legacy. As an African-American, kinship caregiving has always been part of our culture. It was often informal, without the involvement... Read more »