30 Adoption Portraits - 2013

For the third straight year, 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, birth parents, adoptive parents, waiting adoptive parents, and foster parents-turned-adoptive parents. Painful and beautiful, these stories will bring you a deeper understanding of what adoption looks like, allowing you to appreciate the many brushstrokes that comprise a family portrait.

Introduction: Introducing the Third Annual 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days Series!
Nov. 1: Dear Traevin, Daddy Loves You
Nov. 2: You Are Ready To Find Her
Nov. 3: Foster Adoption: She Wanted Her Baby To Stay With Us
Nov. 4: I Will Never Forget the First Time I Saw Her
Nov. 5: I Must Somehow Learn To Accept You
Nov. 6: I Won't Go A Day Without Thinking About My Youngest Son
Nov. 7: So, Do You Want To Adopt Her?
Nov. 8: Where Did You Get The Idea You Could Raise A Black Child?
Nov. 9: I Saw My First Name For The First Time
Nov. 10: A New Baby Brother, Jeremy
Nov. 11: You are not entitled to your own facts.
Nov. 12: Someone Might Be Looking For Me
Nov. 13: He Was A Broken Baby Who Got A Second Chance At Life
Nov. 14: You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must
Nov. 15: I Think About How Close I Probably Am To Her At This Moment
Nov. 16: It Will Eventually All Make Sense
Nov. 17: I Want You To Meet Your Parents
Nov. 18: Unfinding My Birth Family
Nov. 19: I Was Unprepared for Life Outside the Womb
Nov. 20: Parenting My Adopted Transracial Transcultural Adolescent
Nov. 21: OMG! I Have A Brother?!
Nov. 22: What I Signed Up For
Nov. 23: I Never Legally Adopted Jaxson, But I Am His Mom
Nov. 24: I Do Not Know How or Why I Was Given Up
Nov. 25: My Child Was Created in Love, and I Always Want Her To Feel Loved
Nov. 26: I Was Not Ready For My Birth Family To Find Me
Nov. 27: The Day Charleigh Brought Two Families Together
Nov. 28: My Mother Never Gave Up
Nov. 29: The Four Siblings Hadn't Known Of My Existence
Nov. 30: I Learned Something So Sacred and Special That Day