Tag: flip the script

Rising From Loss: I Am Unwanted and Wanted

Rising From Loss: I Am Unwanted and Wanted
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 Reshma McClintock Unnamed, unwanted, and likely never seen by the woman whose body housed me for roughly seven months, I was abandoned at birth in... Read more »

I Wasn't The Odd Man Out. I Was Right Where I Belonged.

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 Alissa Several years ago, Reba McEntire had a song on the radio called “I’m A Survivor.” The opening lines of the song always struck me…. I was... Read more »

Mom and I Could Talk About Everything Except 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 Margaret Theriault I was born on February 20, 1959 at Oshawa General Hospital. The events in the early days of my life were filled with a lot of... Read more »
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Chosen

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 Mary Michael Kelley I never had a specific moment when I was told that I was adopted. It wasn’t an earth-shattering day in my life. It wasn’t... Read more »

Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: Adoptee Reunion

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 Lisa Coppola I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24th 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from... Read more »

The A B C's of 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 Gloria Oren What are the A B C’s of adoption? For the purpose of this post, the A B C’s of adoption are acceptance, being there, and... 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 »

Ruins and Ladders

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 Andrea Ross After I told my parents I wanted to search for my birth family, we sent letters to the adoption agency and the Colorado Juvenile Court,... Read more »

2016 Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Here is a complete link to all the fantastic posts in the 2016 series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days! DAY 1: Yes, I Am Adopted. It’s Just One of Many Things I Have in Common With Superman DAY 2: Navigating Ambiguity in Adoption DAY 3: Ana’s Daughter Had Come Home DAY 4: And So... Read more »
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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 »