Category: Jewish

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 »

Heartlines: How a Jewish Girl Adopted in Japan

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 Leza Lowitz For years,... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Babies Everywhere and Nowhere

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. May 2003 May blossomed with possibilities.  At times it felt as if babies were raining down from the sky and... Read more »
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One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.

One By One, My Friends’ Children Were Having Babies.
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 people with widely varying experiences. By Nanci Stein “Granci” I remember... Read more »

A Letter to Cleo at her Baby Naming

Yesterday, we held the Jewish baby naming ceremony for our newest daughter, Cleo.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.  I remember feeling a similar rush of joy at the naming of Katie, about seven years ago, and again at the naming of Annie Rose, about three and a half years ago.... Read more »

The Fake Birthmother

This post is the follow-up to “Meeting Kirstyn” which was posted on June 6, 2010.  To:    Carrie GoldmanSubject: Re: emails…carrie…good morning to you too… dinner with the family went well…we hadchicken…hamburgers…and hot dogs…and of course istopped and picked up taco bell to take along withme…but i was too sick to really eat anything… as for... Read more »
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A 95th Birthday Celebration

Kate in Minneapolis For weeks, Katie and Annie Rose have been anticipating our trip to Minneapolis for Great Grandma Ruthie’s 95th birthday. The girls were particularly eager to play with their cousins – some that they have not seen in months, some in years, and still more that they have never even met. The weekend... Read more »