Tag: grief

It is Okay To Be Okay

It is Okay To Be Okay
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 Nicola and Ian What a strange title for a story about our adoption journey, you might think? All will become clear as the story unfolds.... Read more »

184 Days With You

184 Days With You
By Lizzie Hope 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. I remember the bedroom where I was sitting twenty-four years ago when I said a prayer as I looked out over the lake.... 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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For Auntie Gail: May Your Laugh Light the Skies

My earliest memories of family gatherings include the laughter and love of my Auntie Gail. You could not miss her presence in a room; it was as impossible as missing the sun alighting in the morning sky. Gail lived out loud in every way. When I was a little girl growing up in the seventies... Read more »

My Transracial Testimony

My Transracial Testimony
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 Doriana Markovitz I have been raised by many mothers; many women have poured themselves into me. I am the product of the multi-dimensionality of womanhood.... Read more »

I Have a Piece of My Daughter in Them, and They Have a Piece of Her In Me.

I Have a Piece of My Daughter in Them, and They Have a Piece of Her In Me.
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 Sherry Collins I was fifteen, pregnant and unwed. My mother immediately sent me away to Atlanta to make me give my daughter up for adoption.... Read more »
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Reconciling Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: When Your Baby Is Not Inscribed in the Book of Life

I began fasting for Yom Kippur at age eleven. Every year, no matter what, I abstained from food and water from sundown to sundown on the Jewish Day of Atonement. The High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – and they culminate ten days later with Yom Kippur. Ever since... Read more »

Passover: Grief, Freedom, Harry Potter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The family was hanging out in the kitchen this morning. One of the girls asked about our plans for the Seder tonight. I paused. “We’re doing a small Seder,” I said. I glanced at my husband, who was standing next to me. He gave me a sympathetic look. I took a deep breath. “The truth... Read more »

Preparing to Watch "This Is Us" Finale

My husband and I have been watching This Is Us with our thirteen-year-old daughter. It is not an easy show to watch. Like the parents on the show — Jack and Rebecca — my husband and I have two biological children and one child through adoption. Our thirteen-year-old was adopted as a baby – not... Read more »
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No Justification Needed To Keep Her Own Baby

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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 Carrie Goldman It was... Read more »