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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 »

Letting Go

Letting Go
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.  Letting Go By Susan Dutra One day in the early Spring of 2012, after months of dreary skies and cold weather, I awoke to the most... Read more »

My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is

My Family Who Taught Me What Family Is
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 Family Who Taught Me What Family Is By Alissa Weece For those of you who’ve seen Wonder Park, there’s a line in the movie that the... Read more »
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We All Had One Big Thing in Common

We All Had One Big Thing in Common
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 All Had One Big Thing in Common By Missy Snapp There are days when it is not good to be me. Like Friday night when... Read more »

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee
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.  Poems By a 16-Year-Old Adoptee By Liana O’Rourke My name is Liana O’Rourke and I am a 16-year-old Chinese adoptee from Chicago. The first part of... Read more »

Our Belief in the Myth of Adoption-As-Fairy-Tale Had Long Ago Exploded.

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.  Our belief in the myth of adoption-as-fairy-tale had long ago exploded. By Gayle Swift For a few weeks, I watched my abdomen swell. I was fifteen-years-old,... 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 »

Portrait of a 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.  Portrait of a Family By Carlotta, Bob, and Moriah Levy She Is My Daughter by Carlotta Levy I’ll start by telling you a story about a... Read more »

Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity

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.  Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity By: Laura Palladino Growing up, one of my favorite anecdotes was the one about my name. Being adopted, I... Read more »
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Bearing Witness as a Jew and Adoptive Mom to Children Detained in Camps

Bearing Witness as a Jew and Adoptive Mom to Children Detained in Camps
My fifteen-year-old daughter is living in Mexico this summer as part of a study abroad program run by a global organization called CIEE. Our teenager is staying with an abuela named Lidia who opened her home and her heart to our American high school student. Last weekend, one of Lidia’s grandchildren had her first communion,... Read more »