Tag: adoptive parents

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series
During the 30 days of November, in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption hosted a series of poignant guest posts dealing with issues related to adoption and foster care.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy the stories, click here to link to them. Like last year’s series, the... Read more »