30 Adoption Portraits - 2015

For the fifth straight year, in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness 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.

Nov. 1: Letting Go
Nov. 2: This Is Our Relationship And We Get To Define It
Nov. 3: Chosen
Nov. 4: Late Discovery
Nov. 5: Color And Race Have Just Begun To Seep Into Our Everyday Conversations
Nov. 6: I’m an Adoptee. And I’m Complete.
Nov. 7: You'd Fit In Well
Nov. 8: To Put A Name On A Christmas Stocking
Nov. 9: My Love Story: A Road Through Adoption
Nov. 10: What, Are You Like . . . Adopted?
Nov. 11: Standing at the Podium
Nov. 12: More Family, More Alone
Nov. 13: In My Mind, He Was Still The Little Brother I Had Lost
Nov. 14: What Adoption Means To Me
Nov. 15: Are You Starting To Feel Like Their Real Mom Yet?
Nov. 16: Heartlines: How a Jewish Girl Adopted in Japan
Nov. 17: Who Am I?
Nov. 18: The Adoption Story Nobody Talks About
Nov. 19: I Was Left; I Was Loved – An Adoptee Story
Nov. 20: The Foundation of a Promise
Nov. 21: I Know That I Was Put On This Earth To Become a Mom
Nov. 22: How Do You Live With One Half Of Your Whole?
Nov. 23: Promises
Nov. 24: Every Story Needs A Beginning
Nov. 25: I Don’t Know What Would Have Been Best
Nov. 26: I Consider My Open Adoption My First Marriage
Nov. 27: With More Careful Consideration
Nov. 28: Unprepared: Walking Into Adoption
Nov. 29: Adopted Child, Adoptive Parent
Nov. 30: My Story Is Not Yet Finished: Adoption Is Just One Part Of It