Tag: grief

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 »

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 »

Empty Boots

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 Andrea Ross I readied myself for my appointment with Joan, the social worker at the adoption agency in Denver. Adoption rights advocates had told me... Read more »
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Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?

Who Dares Fathom Such Grief?
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 Daniel Drennan ElAwar We remain the repulsed, splinters, expelled from the body; the corpus surrounds us, englobes us, drives us out; it then returns to... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »