Posts tagged "adoptive parents"

An Open Letter To Supergirl Stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, From An Adoptive Mom

Dear Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, You met thousands of people last weekend. I want to tell you about your impact on three of them. Three little girls, specifically, who were all wearing Superman pajamas and were camped out at the front of the autograph lines on Saturday morning. (I would love to get them... Read more »

Standing at the Podium

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 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 Rachel Garlinghouse I’m a... Read more »

The Chosen Path: This Is What We Were Meant To Do

The Chosen Path: This Is What We Were Meant To Do
The following guest post is a preview of my upcoming 30-day series! In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest... Read more »
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The Gift of Failure: A Valuable Read for Adoptive Parents

The Gift of Failure: A Valuable Read for Adoptive Parents
When my oldest daughter was a toddler, I hovered. Yes, I’ll admit it. I stuck to her like glue, quick to praise her every success and just as quick to correct her every mistake. In the early years, she was unbelievably compliant and good-natured. I thought I was a kick-ass mom who must be doing... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 2015 Series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

 Call for Submissions for 2015 Series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here!  In November 2015, as part of National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the fifth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Each year, the series receives between 100,000 to 200,000 hits just in the month of November alone. The... Read more »

I Was Never Bothered By Questions About My Adoption. It Was Just My Story.

I Was Never Bothered By Questions About My Adoption. It Was Just My Story.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 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 Madeleine Melcher I always... Read more »
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Adoption Retrospective: Babies Everywhere and Nowhere

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. May 2003 May blossomed with possibilities.  At times it felt as if babies were raining down from the sky and... 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 »

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 »
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No More Hateful Comments on the HuffPost Adoption Portraits Series

No More Hateful Comments on the HuffPost Adoption Portraits Series
When I first ran the guest post series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days in 2011, it appeared here on my ChicagoNow blog.  The comments were almost universally supportive, which is pretty astonishing for a blog series! In November of 2012, I ran the second annual Adoption Portraits series, and whereas the comments were largely... Read more »