Tag: birthmother

Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except Me.

Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except Me.
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 Karen Haltiwanger I was adopted at five months old, from a foster home in Fulton County, Ga. I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My adoptive... Read more »

I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos

I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos
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 Elizabeth Lewis This is the end of the story: my husband and I are the happy parents of a twenty-month old boy. As Yoda would... Read more »

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents
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 Jay D. Lenn On the day my husband Greg and I brought our son Clark home, we read to him. The first book was Guess... Read more »
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I Have a Piece of My Daughter in Them, and They Have a Piece of Her In Me.

I Have a Piece of My Daughter in Them, and They Have a Piece of Her In Me.
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 Sherry Collins I was fifteen, pregnant and unwed. My mother immediately sent me away to Atlanta to make me give my daughter up for adoption.... Read more »

Why You Should Award A College Scholarship To My Daughter's Birthmother

June 15, 2017 Dear Scholarship Committee, I first met M fourteen years ago on a hot, sunny July day. We were both young but not naïve, and we shared nothing except a recent history of trauma and grief. What struck me about M was how few supports she had — no financial safety net, no... Read more »

For My Daughter's Birth Mother: YOU Are the Ray of Light

Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail. That was the first thing I noticed about M. The differences between us were glaring; we were careworn beings from two alternate worlds, suddenly thrust together in a strange, confusing universe. If a thousand terrible factors hadn’t come together in each of our lives, we would... Read more »
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Reuniting Worlds: One Adoptee’s Thoughts On Birth Family Reunification

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 Michelle Madrid-Branch I am an explorer. As an adoptee, I have explored the depths of my soul to find a meaning to the earliest parts of my... Read more »

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 »

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
What matters most to you? This is a question we are all asking, a question that can be hard to answer when there aren’t black or white outcomes. What matters most is what ten-year-old adoptee Jazzy Armstrong needs to figure out when faced with some tough decisions in her own life. Is what matters most being... Read more »
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She Went From Nurse to Nurse, Being Rocked, Comforted...and Loved

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 Heather Kurut She Went From Nurse to Nurse, Being Rocked, Comforted . . . and Loved. As a welcome gift for our twin daughters, two of my... Read more »