Tag: birth mother

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World
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 Stacy Bernal In November of 1993, when I was a junior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I was the drum major... Read more »

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians
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 M When I decided to place K for adoption, I never really gave much thought to what religion her parents would be. I was not a... Read more »

On Destiny, and Complexity

On Destiny, and Complexity
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 Rabbi Susan Silverman Who shall live and who shall die? This is a question of the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. Then... Read more »
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I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like

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 Peggy Kirby I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like Jerry and I were married in August of 1983. We always knew... Read more »

Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: Adoptee Reunion

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 Lisa Coppola I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24th 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from... 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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Loving Another Baby After Placing One For Adoption

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 M When I placed K for adoption thirteen years ago, I chose to have sterilization surgery after giving birth to her. The thought of having another baby... Read more »

Adoption Reunion: We Are Four Generations Reassembled

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 Denise Emanuel Clemen My mother died in March at the age of ninety-one. I wrote her obituary, totaling up the siblings, parents, and others who preceded her... Read more »

The Foundation of a Promise

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 Astrid Beemom There... Read more »
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Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »