Tag: Foster Care

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 »

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 »
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Chase Is My Brother. I Love Him and Protect Him Like a Big Brother Should.

Chase Is My Brother. I Love Him and Protect Him Like a Big Brother Should.
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 Landon Graham, age 12 I don’t remember a lot about the day my baby brother came to me. A lot of my memories are based... Read more »

Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!

Kinship Care Works; Kinship Care Matters. If They Could See My Boys Now!
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 Stephanie Jessie Adoption is about legacy. As an African-American, kinship caregiving has always been part of our culture. It was often informal, without the involvement... Read more »

13 Life Lessons About Love & Adoption That I Learned From My Mom

13 Life Lessons About Love & Adoption That I Learned From My Mom
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 Madeleine Melcher {Disclaimer: I am but one person with my own experience. Adoptees are human beings, so of course our feelings and experiences vary from... Read more »
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Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! So happy you are here. In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the seventh annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some... 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 »

Boss Baby: Hard For Those Who Have Lost a Baby and For Foster Kids

I went with my husband and kids to see Boss Baby yesterday. My girls were very excited to see the movie, oohing and aahing about how adorable the baby was. There were many funny moments, and it was ultimately very sweet, but I wish I had known a little more about the movie before I... Read more »
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How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees
This morning, I was talking with my thirteen-year-old about how a ban on refugees is a metaphor for a ban on adoptions, particularly adoptions from foster care. “How was I like a refugee?” my daughter asked. “Do you think you wanted to leave your first home?” I asked her. “No,” she answered. “You had to... Read more »