Posts tagged "portrait of an adoption"

For My Daughter's Birth Mother: YOU Are the Ray of Light

Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail. That was the first thing I noticed about M. The differences between us were glaring; we were careworn beings from two alternate worlds, suddenly thrust together in a strange, confusing universe. If a thousand terrible factors hadn’t come together in each of our lives, we would... Read more »

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah: On Adoption and Belonging

My dearest K, Almost thirteen years ago exactly, we held your baby naming. In fact, Cantor Howard, who is standing beside us today, was there on that occasion. You were five months old and had very recently joined our family. At that ceremony, as I held you in my joyful arms, I recited the following opening... Read more »

I Wasn't The Odd Man Out. I Was Right Where I Belonged.

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. By Alissa Several years ago, Reba McEntire had a song on the radio called “I’m A Survivor.” The opening lines of the song always struck me…. I was... Read more »
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I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like

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. By Peggy Kirby I Had Always Thought Of This Day And What It Would Be Like Jerry and I were married in August of 1983. We always knew... Read more »

An Adoptee's Lifelong Search: Finding The Face In The Crowd

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. By Kevin Nolan I was born June 15, 1957. Nothing special about that, we’re all born, whether we want to be or not. What made my birth different... Read more »

Mom and I Could Talk About Everything Except Adoption

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. By Margaret Theriault I was born on February 20, 1959 at Oshawa General Hospital. The events in the early days of my life were filled with a lot of... Read more »
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No Justification Needed To Keep Her Own Baby

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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 Carrie Goldman It was... Read more »

I Love You, Mama

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. By Sheila Quirke “I love you, Mama.” I hear those words and my heart cracks open, its contents oozing out over the kitchen counter. They take my breath away... Read more »

The Love You Feel Cannot Be Matched

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. By Anonymous I used to care that my kids were adopted instead of biological. I mean, I thought about it a lot. We were at the hospital when... Read more »
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Chosen

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. By Mary Michael Kelley I never had a specific moment when I was told that I was adopted. It wasn’t an earth-shattering day in my life. It wasn’t... Read more »