Tag: Foster Care

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 »

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in 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 and perspectives.  By Carrie Goldman Love. Such a simple word that encompasses so many possible meanings. I feel love for people in similar and different ways. Love for... Read more »

Five Siblings Found

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 Blake Here we are, decades after we were taken from our family, gathering the pieces of our lives and weaving a garment made of... Read more »
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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 »

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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I Am Here Being Mom To Both

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 Tiffany  I am Tiffany, a single mom of a big-eyed little boy named C3. I adopted him at the age of two. Our adoption story... Read more »

The Birth of Adoption at the Movies

The Birth of Adoption at the Movies
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 Addison Cooper I didn’t even know what social work was when I headed off to college. As a freshman at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy,... Read more »

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians
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 M When I decided to place K for adoption, I never really gave much thought to what religion her parents would be. I was not a... Read more »
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Being Adopted and Inept Parenting: A Lethal Combination

Being Adopted and Inept Parenting: A Lethal Combination
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 Suzanne Jones Adoption speak in my house was forbidden. I was adopted at three months, as was my brother. He was two years older than... Read more »