Tag: portrait of an adoption

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
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 Lori Prashker-Thomas “I met you on March 23, 1996.” I dropped the card and began to cry. I knew immediately it was from my daughter,... Read more »

Adopted Across the Color Line

Adopted Across the Color Line
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 Lucy Waldmeir “Where are you from?” I’ve been searching for the perfect answer to that question for my entire life. On occasion I will say... Read more »

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of Love

Good Hair: A Lifelong Labor of 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 Heather Freer Kurut A few years ago, when our twin girls were just three months old, I took advantage of their then-predictable afternoon nap time... Read more »
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From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin
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 Jen Rittenhouse  Five years ago I shared a piece of my birth story for this blog. I had just closed the door on the chapter... 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 »

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother

We Will Always Be His Mothers: An Open Letter to My Adopted Son’s Foster Mother
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 Amy Passalugo  “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” – 1 Samuel 1:27 Dear Foster Mother,... Read more »
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Seeking Out My Origin Story

Seeking Out My Origin Story
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 Rick Hughes When I was a young person, I was generally comfortable with my status as an adopted child. My parents loved me and provided... Read more »

Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.

Lucky. But Not Lucky Enough.
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 Petrecia Shales I am selfish and I know it. When people saw our three little girls going in three different directions, they would marvel and... Read more »

My Heart Was Full and Complete in a Way I Didn't Know It Could Be

My Heart Was Full and Complete in a Way I Didn't Know It Could 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 Katherine Anxious, I sat outside the restaurant on a bench, watching every car pass, wondering if she could be inside one of them. I had... 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 »