Posts tagged "birthmother"

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 »

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy

Talking Adoption With a Four-Year-Old Boy
Next month, I will be holding my annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month.  To whet your appetite, here is a new guest post from one of last year’s participants, who is celebrating the third anniversary of her son’s adoption today!  The upcoming series is... Read more »

What Would Have Happened to Me if You Didn’t Adopt Me?

Several months ago, I was driving my 9-yr-old to one of her ten zillion activities, and we were listening to the soundtrack from the Broadway musical Annie.  K asked me why Annie lived in an orphanage, and I answered that her parents died in a car wreck. “But for most of the movie, Annie thinks... Read more »
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Adoption Retrospective: Babies Everywhere and Nowhere

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. May 2003 May blossomed with possibilities.  At times it felt as if babies were raining down from the sky and... Read more »