Archive for November 2011

When the Name "Mother" Has Multiple Meanings

When the Name "Mother" Has Multiple Meanings
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 »

The Reality Started to Set In That I Was Never Going to Be Pregnant Again

The Reality Started to Set In That I Was Never Going to Be Pregnant Again
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 »

Afraid of Being Left Behind

Afraid of Being Left Behind
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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My Oldest Daughter and I Shared Our First Hug

My Oldest Daughter and I Shared Our First Hug
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 »

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: 24 Hours of Stupid Decisions by My Kids

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: 24 Hours of Stupid Decisions by My Kids
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: 24 Hours of Stupid Decisions by my Kids Katie just started taking showers in our bathroom.  This morning, after her first unsupervised self-washing, I stepped into my shower, flew into the air and landed on my ass.  When I inquired why the bottom of the tub was so slippery,... Read more »

A Strange Bird Cry Announces Our Daughter

A Strange Bird Cry Announces Our Daughter
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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Real Life, Not the TV Version

Real Life, Not the TV Version
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 »

Custody Day: A Strong Girl from the Start

Custody Day: A Strong Girl from the Start
In honor of the anniversary of my daughter’s custody day, which conveniently falls during National Adoption Awareness Month, I am posting a letter I have written to her.  This will be the only Portrait in our series of 30 Adoption Portraits that was not written by a guest. Custody Day By Carrie Goldman My dearest... Read more »

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
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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The Lifelong Detective

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 »