Posts tagged "birthmother"

I Know That I Was Put On This Earth To Become a Mom

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 Rebecca Gruenspan “Don’t you... Read more »

You'd Fit In Well

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 Lynn Sollitto Note to... Read more »

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story
Next weekend, I am taking my almost-twelve-year-old daughter to visit her birthmother, brother and sister. Up until now, the annual reunions have had a single goal: spend time together in a fun environment. We eat at casual family restaurants, swim in the hotel pool, attend museums and movies, and generally hang out. During these visits,... Read more »
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Eighteen Years Later, I Finally Held My Baby Again: A Tale of Adoption Reunion

Eighteen Years Later, I Finally Held My Baby Again: A Tale of Adoption Reunion
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.  Told in Two Parts By... Read more »

My Child Was Created in Love, and I Always Want Her To Feel Loved

My Child Was Created in Love, and I Always Want Her To Feel Loved
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. My Child Was Created In... Read more »

Where Did You Get The Idea You Could Raise A Black Child?

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.  Where Did You Get The... Read more »
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I Will Never Forget the First Time I Saw Her

I Will Never Forget the First Time I Saw Her
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 Will Never Forget the... Read more »

Foster Adoption: She Wanted Her Baby To Stay With Us

Foster Adoption: She Wanted Her Baby To Stay With Us
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.  She Wanted Her Baby To... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty
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. October 2003 K is waiting in foster care, and we are waiting back in Chicago.  Every few days, the social... Read more »
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When Open Adoption Works

On Thursday, my 10-year-old K competed in her first swim meet.  I wasn’t there.  I was home with my two younger daughters, and my husband was with our big girl at the meet.  All I wanted was for my daughter to have a positive experience in the pool.  She had been running a fever for... Read more »