Posts tagged "birthmother grief"

The Love You Feel Cannot Be Matched

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 Anonymous I used to care that my kids were adopted instead of biological. I mean, I thought about it a lot. We were at the hospital when... 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 »

My Story Is Not Yet Finished: Adoption Is Just One Part Of It

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 Tricia Sersland I... Read more »
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I Consider My Open Adoption My First Marriage

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 Roanne Olsen My name... Read more »

I Knew Nothing About Where This Baby Would End Up

I Knew Nothing About Where This Baby Would End Up
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 Jennifer Muscato On June... Read more »

Adoption: Hurtful Words Said To Us In A Time Of Grief Can Sear The Heart

Adoption: Hurtful Words Said To Us In A Time Of Grief Can Sear The Heart
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 Rebecca Vahle Many hospitals... Read more »
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The Day Charleigh Brought Two Families Together

The Day Charleigh Brought Two Families Together
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.  The Day Charleigh Brought Two... Read more »

I Won't Go A Day Without Thinking About My Youngest Son

I Won't Go A Day Without Thinking About My Youngest Son
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.  I Won’t Go A Day... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Witnessing Another Mother Give Birth to Our Daughter

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I am publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003 September 2003: Part One There is a festive atmosphere in M’s room as the night unfolds.  Her cousins and aunts show... 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 »