Tag: birth family

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah: On Adoption and Belonging

My dearest K, Almost thirteen years ago exactly, we held your baby naming. In fact, Cantor Howard, who is standing beside us today, was there on that occasion. You were five months old and had very recently joined our family. At that ceremony, as I held you in my joyful arms, I recited the following opening... Read more »

Ruins and Ladders

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. By Andrea Ross After I told my parents I wanted to search for my birth family, we sent letters to the adoption agency and the Colorado Juvenile Court,... Read more »

2016 Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Here is a complete link to all the fantastic posts in the 2016 series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days! DAY 1: Yes, I Am Adopted. It’s Just One of Many Things I Have in Common With Superman DAY 2: Navigating Ambiguity in Adoption DAY 3: Ana’s Daughter Had Come Home DAY 4: And So... Read more »
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Unprepared: Walking Into Adoption

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 Sara Stockinger I was... Read more »