Posts tagged "birthmothers"

Adoption Changes the Birthday Experience

This post first appeared on Adoption.net on March 20. Today is the birthday of my daughter’s birthmother, M.  I find myself thinking about her frequently throughout the day, more so than I have in past years on her birthday.  I wonder about how the meaning of birthdays has changed for M since making an adoption plan for... Read more »

I Learned Something So Sacred and Special That Day

I Learned Something So Sacred and Special That Day
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 Learned Something So Sacred... Read more »

The Four Siblings Hadn't Known Of My Existence

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 Four Siblings Had Not... Read more »
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I Was Not Ready For My Birth Family To Find Me

I Was Not Ready For My Birth Family To Find Me
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.  How do you react when... Read more »

You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must

You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must
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.  Today’s guest post was written... Read more »

Someone Might Be Looking For Me

Someone Might Be Looking For Me
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.  Someone Might Be Looking For... Read more »
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Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families

Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families
Portrait of an Adoption is happy to present this comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books that are relevant to adoption and foster care, based on months of careful research.  Children’s books are listed first, followed by Young Adult/Teen books.  Enjoy and please share! FOR CHILDREN: All Bears Need Love by Tanya Valentine.  Baby Brown... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: The Dream Birthmother

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. June 2003 It is June 1st.  A quiet night.  I am in the kitchen when the baby cell phone rings.... Read more »

Think “Nature vs. Nurture” no more. Marvel at the mix.

Think “Nature vs. Nurture” no more. Marvel at the mix.
This is a guest post by Jody Cantrell Dyer, author of The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby When my son Houston was four years old, he begged, “Mama, will you please “verse” me in ping-pong?” Since infancy, Houston had tucked himself right next to his daddy to... Read more »
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My 9-yr-old is preparing for her birth family reunion this weekend

My 9-yr-old is preparing for her birth family reunion this weekend
In just a few days, I will be flying with my daughter K to visit her birthmother and her teenage brother and sister. During K’s early years, she did not have a relationship with her birth family.  But the summer before K turned 6, her birthmom called and asked if we would come for a... Read more »