Tag: birth mother

I'm Not Your Mama

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.  I’m Not Your Mama By Anonymous I’m sorry, but I’m not your mom. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth.... Read more »

I Am the Lucky One

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.  I Am the Lucky One By Dr. Meridith Gould In the past six months since my daughter has been home here in the United States, many... Read more »

We All Had One Big Thing in Common

We All Had One Big Thing in Common
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.  We All Had One Big Thing in Common By Missy Snapp There are days when it is not good to be me. Like Friday night when... Read more »
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Uncovering My Roots

Uncovering My Roots
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.  Uncovering My Roots By Juli The darkroom smelled like musty flowers mixed with elements of sage and cedarwood. Rows of shelves hung on the walls and... Read more »

Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity

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.  Piecing Together the Puzzles of My Identity By: Laura Palladino Growing up, one of my favorite anecdotes was the one about my name. Being adopted, I... Read more »

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
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.  By Lori Prashker-Thomas “I met you on March 23, 1996.” I dropped the card and began to cry. I knew immediately it was from my daughter,... Read more »
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From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin

From Adopted to Surrogate: Discovering My Family of Origin
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.  By Jen Rittenhouse  Five years ago I shared a piece of my birth story for this blog. I had just closed the door on the chapter... Read more »

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World

I Had Successfully and Safely Brought Him Into This World
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. By Stacy Bernal In November of 1993, when I was a junior in high school, I found out I was pregnant. I was the drum major... Read more »

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians

This Amazing Young Person Brought Together Young, Old, Black, White, Jews and Christians
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. By M When I decided to place K for adoption, I never really gave much thought to what religion her parents would be. I was not a... Read more »
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On Destiny, and Complexity

On Destiny, and Complexity
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. By Rabbi Susan Silverman Who shall live and who shall die? This is a question of the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. Then... Read more »