Category: adoptees

Having Coffee: An Adoption Story

Having Coffee: An Adoption Story
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  Having Coffee By Ann Cser It’s been almost eleven years since my husband was murdered. If you had told me then that I would have two... Read more »

My Experience as an Adoptee

My Experience as an Adoptee
Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  My Experience as an Adoptee By Kaylee Gregory *This does contain mentions of violence which some people may find triggering* The word “normal” means something slightly... Read more »

YoonMee: An International Adoption Story

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  YoonMee: An International Adoption Story By Shelby Kilgore Over three decades ago, I was born in a country on the other side of the world. I... Read more »
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Adoptees and Lying: Why A Child Might Be Telling Lies

“My child is always telling lies. It started at a young age and it has just gotten worse over time. Why is this happening? Is it common among adoptees? What should I do?” I frequently receive messages about adoptees that struggle with chronic lying. It’s something that is not discussed enough in adoption circles, because... Read more »

For My Daughter's Birth Mother: YOU Are the Ray of Light

Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail. That was the first thing I noticed about M. The differences between us were glaring; we were careworn beings from two alternate worlds, suddenly thrust together in a strange, confusing universe. If a thousand terrible factors hadn’t come together in each of our lives, we would... Read more »

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah: On Adoption and Belonging

My dearest K, Almost thirteen years ago exactly, we held your baby naming. In fact, Cantor Howard, who is standing beside us today, was there on that occasion. You were five months old and had very recently joined our family. At that ceremony, as I held you in my joyful arms, I recited the following opening... Read more »
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I Wasn't The Odd Man Out. I Was Right Where I Belonged.

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Alissa Several years ago, Reba McEntire had a song on the radio called “I’m A Survivor.” The opening lines of the song always struck me…. I was... Read more »

An Adoptee's Lifelong Search: Finding The Face In The Crowd

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Kevin Nolan I was born June 15, 1957. Nothing special about that, we’re all born, whether we want to be or not. What made my birth different... Read more »

Mom and I Could Talk About Everything Except Adoption

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Margaret Theriault I was born on February 20, 1959 at Oshawa General Hospital. The events in the early days of my life were filled with a lot of... Read more »
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Chosen

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. By Mary Michael Kelley I never had a specific moment when I was told that I was adopted. It wasn’t an earth-shattering day in my life. It wasn’t... Read more »