Tag: international adoption

Does She Know?

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 Anne Sawan The first night I spent with my daughter I looked into her eyes and I started to cry suddenly overwhelmed with the realization... Read more »

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 »

Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be

Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be
Children Are Exactly Who They Are Meant To Be  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 Anne Moody This piece is an adaptation from Anne Moody’s intelligent, thought-provoking book called The Children... Read more »
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We Will Always Say Yes To Love

We Will Always Say Yes To Love
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 Kelsie People ask me when I knew I wanted to adopt. The answer I usually give is that when I was thirteen, friends of our... Read more »

My Birthplace Became A Reality

My Birthplace Became A Reality
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 Marion Ruybalid I was born in Bangladesh, but all I knew about the country came from history books and my adopted parents’ stories. We had... Read more »

Adoption and Identity Intertwined: An Interview With Mei Kelly

Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting with 18-year-old Mei Kelly, who created a documentary called “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” Mei Kelly was adopted from China at the age of nine months, and she has experienced the unique complexity that adoption brings to identity. Curious to learn how being adopted has affected the lives... Read more »
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Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption
Last month I joined a group of writers and adoptive parents to hear a reading by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren.  She was in Chicago as part of the book tour for her stunning new memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. I was keenly interested in meeting Jillian, because she has experienced adoption from... Read more »

A Story of Abandonment and Rescue: Calcutta Is My Mother

A Story of Abandonment and Rescue: Calcutta Is My Mother
A Story of Abandonment and Rescue | Calcutta is My Mother By Reshma McClintock For me, being an adoptee is a beautiful thing. I was rescued almost as swiftly as I was abandoned in a Calcutta slum nearly 35 years ago. Adoption wasn’t initially an option for me, as the caretakers at my orphanage didn’t... Read more »

Playing Behind The Scenes: Life As A Single Adoptive Father

Playing Behind The Scenes: Life As A Single Adoptive Father
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 Gary Matloff I thought... Read more »
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Is Your Adopted Child Lucky? A Tricky Topic In Adoption Circles

Is Your Adopted Child Lucky? A Tricky Topic In Adoption Circles
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 Anne Sawan I... Read more »