Tag: birthmother

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 »

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 »

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself

I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself
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 J. I Decided That I Owed It to My Baby to Make Something of Myself I was the quiet one in our family. I did... Read more »
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The Unexpected Reunion

The Unexpected Reunion
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 Unexpected Reunion By M Each summer, I have a reunion visit with the beautiful girl that I placed for adoption sixteen years ago. This year, I... Read more »

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old Adoptee

Poems By a Sixteen-Year-Old 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.  Poems By a 16-Year-Old Adoptee By Liana O’Rourke My name is Liana O’Rourke and I am a 16-year-old Chinese adoptee from Chicago. The first part of... Read more »

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially 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.  By Carrie Goldman Love. Such a simple word that encompasses so many possible meanings. I feel love for people in similar and different ways. Love for... Read more »
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Does She Know?

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 Anne Sawan The first night I spent with my daughter I looked into her eyes and I started to cry suddenly overwhelmed with the realization... Read more »

Nearly Home

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 Savannah I arrived at 2 weeks old in a baby blue onesie two sizes too big. I was grey and malnourished. I would be the... Read more »

She Comes Home

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 Jennifer Watson “Wow…” I say softly to the bundle in my lap, “you are a very tiny little person.” The very first thing I ever... Read more »
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Becoming A Mom While Single And Over Forty: Giving It To You Straight

Becoming A Mom While Single And Over Forty: Giving It To You Straight
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 Becca Gruenspan The term Single Mother by Choice (SMC) is a funny one to me. Yes, ultimately it was my choice to adopt a baby... Read more »