Posts tagged "stillbirth"

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 »

You Never Know: Grieving the Loss of a Baby

It was a joy to be pregnant with my first baby.  I have always loved babies — the intense gaze of their dark newborn eyes, the way they smell, the cool smooth butter of their skin; new babies just home from the hospital, tightly swaddled and deeply asleep; babies in fat bunched diapers, babies crawling,... Read more »

Where Passover Meets Tragedy: The Secret Pain for Some Jewish Families

Where Passover Meets Tragedy: The Secret Pain for Some Jewish Families
I remember doing the Passover Seder with family and friends ever since I was a very young child.  Each year, when we reached the part in the Seder where we recited the ten plagues, I dutifully dipped a finger in my glass of grape juice and touched my plate ten times, one for each plague. ... Read more »
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