Posts tagged "Jazzy's Quest"

2016 Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Here is a complete link to all the fantastic posts in the 2016 series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days! DAY 1: Yes, I Am Adopted. It’s Just One of Many Things I Have in Common With Superman DAY 2: Navigating Ambiguity in Adoption DAY 3: Ana’s Daughter Had Come Home DAY 4: And So... Read more »

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
What matters most to you? This is a question we are all asking, a question that can be hard to answer when there aren’t black or white outcomes. What matters most is what ten-year-old adoptee Jazzy Armstrong needs to figure out when faced with some tough decisions in her own life. Is what matters most being... Read more »

An Open Letter To Our Nation's Children

Dear Children of America, Last night’s election did not go as expected, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are many strong responses to Donald Trump’s win and Hillary Clinton’s loss. Some of you have parents and grandparents who are crying in sadness about the outcome, and some of you have parents and grandparents who... Read more »
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And So It Was That Our Girl Came Back To Us

Welcome to the sixth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. 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 Anonymous My husband and I were the parents of two little boys... Read more »

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series

Call For Submissions: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, the 6th Annual Series
Do you have an adoption or foster care story to tell? Are you an adoptee, birth parent, adoptive parent or foster parent? 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 sixth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits... Read more »

Trouble With Music: An Excerpt From Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing!

How does it feel to be an adoptee?  Let Star-Wars-loving adoptee Jazzy Armstrong share her quest for identity and belonging with your child!  Enjoy this sneak peak at an excerpt from the critically acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!                            ... Read more »
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Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable

Some Adoption Stories Will Make You Uncomfortable
The first year that I ran my series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 3 Days, it featured twenty-nine positive, hopeful stories and one critical, unhappy story. I was scared to publish even that one negative story. I was afraid of what might happen; I was worried that it would upset adoptive parents to read about an... Read more »

Little Girls Who Are Bullied For Liking Star Wars Feel the Light Side of the Force: Sisterhood of the Traveling Armor

I’m sitting here on the couch in my pajamas.  My daughter, Katie the Star Wars girl, is on my phone chatting with Layla Murphy. Layla is the little girl who made news this week when Star Wars fans rallied around her after she was bullied at her new school for wearing an R2-D2 jacket and... Read more »

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest
Over the past five years, many of you who follow Portrait of an Adoption have watched my kids grow from babies to toddlers to tweens, and you’ve written to tell me similar tales about your loved ones.  We are sort of like a big family here. But now there is a new member of our... 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 »