Posts tagged "Foster Care"

We Knew It Was In His Best Interest To Go Be With His Brother

We Knew It Was In His Best Interest To Go Be With His Brother
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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.   By Samantha Velazquez My grandfather... Read more »

These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.

These two children were the reason God saved my life that fateful night.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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.  By Ann Cser  December 8,... Read more »

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth 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.  By Julianne Neely In the... Read more »
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Foster Care: I Told DFS That We Would Keep The Children

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption will be hosting our fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  This guest post is a preview to whet your appetite for a month of adoption stories.  This is just one story. The series will present many different viewpoints... Read more »

Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations

Portrait of an Adoption’s Top Recommended Adoption Books and Additional Resources In this list, you will find a wide variety of nonfiction books representing diverse views and perspectives on adoption – similar in style to my blog’s acclaimed annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days – with different titles geared toward adoptees, adoptive parents,... Read more »

He Was A Broken Baby Who Got A Second Chance At Life

He Was A Broken Baby Who Got A Second Chance At Life
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.  He Was A Broken Baby... Read more »
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Foster Adoption: She Wanted Her Baby To Stay With Us

Foster Adoption: She Wanted Her Baby To Stay With Us
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.  She Wanted Her Baby To... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty
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. October 2003 K is waiting in foster care, and we are waiting back in Chicago.  Every few days, the social... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: The First Goodbye

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  Each month, I am reflecting on our lives in 2003. September 2003, Part 2 It is now Friday morning, and the hospital is preparing to discharge newborn K into the custody of her foster mother, Susan.  As a hopeful adoptive mother, I have no... Read more »
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Open Adoption: Letter to K On Her 10th Birthday From Her Birthmother

K’s birthmother sent me the following letter for K on her 10th birthday: Dear K, I can’t believe you are going to be 10 years old tomorrow.  You have grown to be such an amazing person, and while I can take some credit for your amazing genes, I give so much credit to your wonderful... Read more »