Whiteness Protected My Parents Each Time the Police Were Called

Whiteness Protected My Parents Each Time the Police Were Called
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.  Whiteness protected my parents each time the police were called. By Anonymous When I first learned about disproportionality in foster care while sitting in a graduate... Read more »

Coming Full Circle in Adoption

Coming Full Circle in 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 and perspectives.  Coming Full Circle in Adoption By Bonnie Schwartz I wrote my first essay for Portrait of an Adoption back in November 2012 and I am thrilled... Read more »

Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In

Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In
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.  Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In By Liz DeBetta, PhD I am forty-three years old and have only recently been seriously working through... Read more »
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My Evolving Relationship with Adoption

My Evolving Relationship with 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 and perspectives.  My Evolving Relationship with Adoption By Tessie Yarbrough I am an adult adoptee. Born in the mid-1970s. Adopted at birth through a closed adoption facilitated by... Read more »

Late Discovery, Revisited

Late Discovery, Revisited
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.  Late Discovery, Revisited By Kevin Gladish Five years ago, only three short months after receiving my original birth certificate in the mail and learning what I... Read more »

Lessons Learned: Adoption Is the Most Complicated Relationship I've Ever Been Involved In

Lessons Learned: Adoption Is the Most Complicated Relationship I've Ever Been Involved In
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.  Lessons Learned By Jessica O’Dwyer Shortly before Covid shut down the world, I was checking out at Costco, my cart piled high with hamburgers, hot dogs,... Read more »
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One Mother and Another

One Mother and Another
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.  One Mother and Another By Mary Hermanson One Mother and Another You are not mine. You were entrusted to me By God our Father, From one... Read more »

Moving Forward

Moving Forward
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.  Moving Forward By Rikki Daniels Ten years ago, I wrote a piece for this series, Portrait of an Adoption. In that piece, I focused on how... Read more »

It Shouldn't Be up to Children to Educate Schools about Adoption

It Shouldn't Be up to Children to Educate Schools about 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 and perspectives.  It Shouldn’t Be up to Children to Educate Schools about Adoption By Heather Kurut Our twin daughters fussed in their carriers. We had been in the waiting... Read more »
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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 »