Tag: adoptive parents

Call for Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days 8th Annual Series

Call for Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days 8th Annual Series
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! So happy you are here. In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the eighth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some stories will describe... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Adoptees and Lying: Why A Child Might Be Telling Lies

“My child is always telling lies. It started at a young age and it has just gotten worse over time. Why is this happening? Is it common among adoptees? What should I do?” I frequently receive messages about adoptees that struggle with chronic lying. It’s something that is not discussed enough in adoption circles, because... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! So happy you are here. In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the seventh annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some... Read more »

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series
Do you have an adoption or foster care story to tell? Are you an adoptee, birth parent, adoptive parent or foster parent? Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here.  In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the sixth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits... Read more »
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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 »