Posts tagged "open adoption"

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden
Portrait of an Adoption is very excited to present this fantastic interview about open adoption with critically-acclaimed adoption author Lori Holden:  Q: Things seem to be opening up in adoption in many ways — ongoing contact with birth parents and opening birth records come to mind. Why do you think this is? LH: Just as... Read more »

Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start

Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start
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 Lindsay Powelson Andy and... Read more »

We Know This Time Is Short, and So Much Richer For It

We Know This Time Is Short, and So Much Richer For It
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 Jeremy Hornik Our baby... Read more »
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Ours Was One of the First Open Adoptions: We Adopted One Twin and the Birth Parents Raised the Other

Ours Was One of the First Open Adoptions: We Adopted One Twin and the Birth Parents Raised the Other
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 Deborah Lea Serrano Last... Read more »

Eighteen Years Later, I Finally Held My Baby Again: A Tale of Adoption Reunion

Eighteen Years Later, I Finally Held My Baby Again: A Tale of Adoption Reunion
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.  Told in Two Parts By... Read more »

There. Those Are My Parents.

There. Those Are My Parents.
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 Megan Hugel “How long... Read more »
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Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me

Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me
Several months ago, I sat down on the couch with my girls to read a new children’s adoption book, ABC, Adoption & Me.  It is written in the simple style of an ABC definition book, but the concepts contain a depth than is not often found in a children’s adoption book.  All three of my... Read more »

Lyle Finds His Mother: An Adoption Story

Lyle Finds His Mother: An Adoption Story
“I don’t want to go,” K said. I had purchased tickets for the whole family to see a musical adaptation of the story Lyle Finds His Mother.  Performed by Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre, the show had received good reviews, and several friends had recommended it to us. “Lyle is a crocodile who was adopted by a... Read more »

Adoption Changes the Birthday Experience

This post first appeared on Adoption.net on March 20. Today is the birthday of my daughter’s birthmother, M.  I find myself thinking about her frequently throughout the day, more so than I have in past years on her birthday.  I wonder about how the meaning of birthdays has changed for M since making an adoption plan for... Read more »
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My Mother Never Gave Up

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. My Mother Never Gave Up... Read more »