Category: birth

You'd Fit In Well

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 Lynn Sollitto Note to... Read more »

Transcript of the Sex Talk With My 6-Yr-Old

Background: The Tooth Fairy Brings a Science Book Last week my daughter lost her first tooth in the evening.  She wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy requesting a science book in lieu of a dollar.  The Tooth Fairy chose a beautiful, well-illustrated biology book about the human body.  The Tooth Fairy, in her exhaustion,... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness

Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness
It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. Please read the January, 2003 post , February, 2003 Post, and March, 2003 Post. It is April 26, 2003.  Andrew’s... Read more »

But I'm Your Mommy

Katie’s birth mother, M, and her two siblings are coming to visit us for the first time this summer.  They have never traveled out of their home state before.  They have never been on an airplane or taken a long train ride, and they certainly never have seen the likes of downtown Chicago before. When... Read more »