Tag: domestic adoption

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

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 Josie Mae Rigney “What the flip?” “Say bubble nuggets!” “I have four girlfriends… well, I just got that one.” “Son of a cracker!” “I didn’t... Read more »

Nearly Home

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 Savannah I arrived at 2 weeks old in a baby blue onesie two sizes too big. I was grey and malnourished. I would be the... Read more »

All the Things I’ve Been Through Are Shaping Me To Be A Stronger Man

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 Rayshawn Milton My name is Rayshawn Milton and I was adopted at three days old to a very versatile family who I know love me... Read more »
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She Comes Home

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 Jennifer Watson “Wow…” I say softly to the bundle in my lap, “you are a very tiny little person.” The very first thing I ever... Read more »

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
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 Lori Prashker-Thomas “I met you on March 23, 1996.” I dropped the card and began to cry. I knew immediately it was from my daughter,... Read more »

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of Love

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of Love
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 Heather Freer Kurut A few years ago, when our twin girls were just three months old, I took advantage of their then-predictable afternoon nap time... Read more »
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From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin
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 Jen Rittenhouse  Five years ago I shared a piece of my birth story for this blog. I had just closed the door on the chapter... Read more »

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother
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 Amy Passalugo  “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” – 1 Samuel 1:27 Dear Foster Mother,... Read more »

Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.

Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.
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 Petrecia Shales I am selfish and I know it. When people saw our three little girls going in three different directions, they would marvel and... Read more »
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Maybe This Year

Maybe This Year
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 Jenn Rinella I start my story as both an adoptee and a birthmother. While I’d hoped to meet my birth parents and my child someday,... Read more »