Tag: birth family reunion

Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry

Finding Dory: Why It Made My Seventh Grader Cry
My husband wanted us all to go see Finding Dory together for Father’s Day. It’s not always easy to find movies that work for all of our children, because our littlest one gets scared easily, and our oldest is far more interested in teenage characters than anything else. But Disney Pixar movies are usually a... Read more »

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion

Deep Thoughts On The Eve Of The Birth Family Reunion
The first time we took our daughter K to visit her birth family was almost twelve years ago. Our daughter was ten months old, and it was the first time her older sister (age 7) and older brother (age 3) would be meeting her, because they had been in a different foster home than she... Read more »

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey

Closure Documentary: Witnessing an Adoptee's Journey
The lights dimmed, and the humming discussion of the audience grew still. We all sat, transfixed, as the screen came to life. We were all there to witness Angela’s story. The story of an adoptee seeking to find some closure for the gaping uncertainties in her identity and history. *          *          *          * When Bryan... Read more »
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Unfinding My Birth Family

Unfinding My Birth Family
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third 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. Unfinding My Birth Family By... Read more »