Category: adoption reunion registry

What Adoption Means To Me

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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.  By Paige Adams Strickland If... Read more »

More Family, More Alone

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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.   By David Butts A... Read more »

What, Are You Like . . . Adopted?

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth 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.   By Justin Kirby The... Read more »
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The Four Siblings Hadn't Known Of My Existence

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.  The Four Siblings Had Not... Read more »

My 9-yr-old is preparing for her birth family reunion this weekend

In just a few days, I will be flying with my daughter K to visit her birthmother and her teenage brother and sister. During K’s early years, she did not have a relationship with her birth family.  But the summer before K turned 6, her birthmom called and asked if we would come for a... Read more »

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger

A First Mother’s Agony, Part Three: How Grief Turned into Anger
This is the third part of a 3-part series written by guest poster Casey Anderson.  (Please see Part 1, which also includes an introduction to this miniseries, and Part 2.) By Casey Anderson It was an ordinary day until 4:53 pm.  Conference calls and meetings, homework assignments and mulling over dinner.  I booted my computer... Read more »
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Beware Adoption Reunion Scammers Preying on Vulnerability of Birthparents and Adoptees

Beware Adoption Reunion Scammers Preying on Vulnerability of Birthparents and Adoptees
At age 17, Kellie Sharpe gave birth to a baby girl she named Brittney.  Despite her vigorous protests, her parents forced her to place the baby for adoption.  Sharpe spent the next 25 years searching to find her daughter.  For many years, the searches consisted of going to libraries or county buildings, but everything changed... Read more »