The Culture of a Bangladeshi British American Adoptee

The Culture of a Bangladeshi British American 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.  The Culture of a Bangladeshi British American Adoptee By Marion Ruybalid I watched the character of Devi, a high school Indian girl, in Mindy Kaling’s Never... Read more »

23 Years of Shame Lifted Away Like an Untethered Balloon

23 Years of Shame Lifted Away Like an Untethered Balloon
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.  Twenty-three Years of Shame Lifted Away Like an Untethered Balloon By Stacy Bernal It was July 2020 and the world was in a limbo of seemingly... Read more »

My Cell Phone Rang; I Ignored It.

My Cell Phone Rang; I Ignored It.
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 Cell Phone Rang: I Ignored It By Gina Sampaio My cell phone rang. It was a number I didn’t recognize so I didn’t answer it.... Read more »
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The Long Road to Motherhood

The Long Road to Motherhood
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.  The Long Road to Motherhood By N I felt a calling to adopt early in life, as early as junior high. My husband and I discussed... Read more »

It's Nice to Be Wanted

It's Nice to Be Wanted
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’s Nice to Be Wanted By Kathy Bright For me, my adoption story begins (as most do) with my childhood. It was generally unremarkable, classic 1960s... Read more »

Truth Permits Us Space to Hold Duality

Truth Permits Us Space to Hold Duality
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.  Truth Permits Us Space to Hold Duality By Lakshmi Iyer The ring lies on the ledge inside the shower stall. I remember to bring it outside... Read more »
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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 »

Benny's Answer to a Prayer

Benny's Answer to a Prayer
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.  Benny’s Answer to a Prayer By Sarah Larsen In 1969, I was adopted. Forty years later, my husband and I adopted our son and named him... Read more »

Dear Traevin, Daddy Loves You Forever

Dear Traevin, Daddy Loves You Forever
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.  Dear Traevin, Daddy Loves You Forever By Ryan Blades It’s been seven years since I wrote my first letter to you and so much has changed... Read more »
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Dear M

Dear M
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.  Dear M By Misha I see you, sitting on the floor of a comfortable bedroom in a central Illinois town, that is not your own. I... Read more »