Tag: adoptee

A Tale of Two Families

A Tale of Two Families
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.  A Tale of Two Families By Kevin Nolan Let’s talk about my adoptive parents first. They were amazing people. They adopted a total of six children,... Read more »

Trying to Help My Daughter Through Remote Learning

Trying to Help My Daughter Through Remote Learning
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.  Trying to Help My Daughter Through Remote Learning By Becky Cortesi-Caruso On March 13, 2020, public education as we had once known it to be would... Read more »

A Birthmother's Journey

A Birthmother's Journey
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.  A Birthmother’s Journey As told by Hope O Baker to Carrie Goldman I had an unexpected pregnancy when I was a junior in college and I... Read more »
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The Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter

The Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter
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 Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter By Megan Hugel At fifteen, I take handfuls of extra strength painkillers searching for the strength to... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 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 »
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My Daughter, the Stranger

By John Brooks 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 Daughter, The Stranger I caught myself grinding my teeth, thinking of my dad’s mantra, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst,”... Read more »