Posts tagged "Russian adoption"

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD
Journalist Tina Traster has written Rescuing Julia Twice,  a candid and poignant memoir about adopting a baby from a Siberian orphanage and slowly coming to terms with the realization that the child has Reactive Attachment Disorder.  The following excerpt is being run with permission from Tina Traster: Chapter 21 of Rescuing Julia Twice My hands... Read more »

Guest Post by Tracy: Two Moms Plus Four Kids Equals Love

Guest Post by Tracy: Two Moms Plus Four Kids Equals Love
Guest Post By Tracy: I’m sitting here waiting for my pain-in-the-butt 3-year-old to finally fall asleep.  He’s thankfully still a prisoner in his crib, but boy, can this kid yell loud enough to wake the long gone if you leave the room before he’s completely down! He’s smart.  He knows his loudness is our Achilles’... Read more »

An Adoption Postcard From My Side of the Edge

An Adoption Postcard From My Side of the Edge
In honor of November being National Adoption Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 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 adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, waiting adoptive parents, and foster parents-turned-adoptive parents.  Painful... Read more »
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Return to Sender?

This week a mother in Tennessee decided to “return” her son to Russia.  She adopted him last September, and according to her he had many emotional problems. So she and grandma bought him a one way ticket back to his country of origin.  The story is so utterly disturbing to me it is difficult to... Read more »