Tag: open adoption

A Nine-Year-Old Transracial Adoptee Shares Her Insights and Wisdom

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. An Interview With A Nine-Year-Old Transracial Adoptee Portrait of an Adoption: “How old are you?” Kim: “I’m nine. I’m in the fourth grade.” Portrait: “What is one of... Read more »

A Family 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 Lindsey Gad The Jewish people are a superstitious bunch. We spit three times at good news or bad, to ward off the Evil Eye. We... Read more »

Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except Me.

Everyone Has Their Puzzle Completed. Except 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 Karen Haltiwanger I was adopted at five months old, from a foster home in Fulton County, Ga. I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. My adoptive... Read more »
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This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians
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 M When I decided to place K for adoption, I never really gave much thought to what religion her parents would be. I was not a... Read more »

I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos

I Kiss This Boy's Cheeks in Twos
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 Elizabeth Lewis This is the end of the story: my husband and I are the happy parents of a twenty-month old boy. As Yoda would... Read more »

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents

Reading with Clark, or the Case of the Missing Parents
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 Jay D. Lenn On the day my husband Greg and I brought our son Clark home, we read to him. The first book was Guess... Read more »
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Adoptees and Lying: Why A Child Might Be Telling Lies

“My child is always telling lies. It started at a young age and it has just gotten worse over time. Why is this happening? Is it common among adoptees? What should I do?” I frequently receive messages about adoptees that struggle with chronic lying. It’s something that is not discussed enough in adoption circles, because... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

Call for Submissions for 7th Annual Series: 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
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 seventh annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on adoption. Some... Read more »

Why You Should Award A College Scholarship To My Daughter's Birthmother

June 15, 2017 Dear Scholarship Committee, I first met M fourteen years ago on a hot, sunny July day. We were both young but not naïve, and we shared nothing except a recent history of trauma and grief. What struck me about M was how few supports she had — no financial safety net, no... Read more »
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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 »