Tag: birthmothers

More Family, More Alone

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.   By David Butts A... Read more »

Color And Race Have Just Begun To Seep Into Our Everyday Conversations

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.   By Lakshmi Iyer I... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 2015 Series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days

 Call for Submissions for 2015 Series 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days
Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption!  So happy you are here!  In November 2015, as part of National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be running the fifth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Each year, the series receives between 100,000 to 200,000 hits just in the month of November alone. The... Read more »
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Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start

Everything About This Adoption Was Different From The Start
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Lindsay Powelson Andy and... Read more »

I Was Never Bothered By Questions About My Adoption. It Was Just My Story.

I Was Never Bothered By Questions About My Adoption. It Was Just My Story.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Madeleine Melcher I always... Read more »

Three Ways Adopting Prepared Me For Future Life Experiences

Three Ways Adopting Prepared Me For Future Life Experiences
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Lori Holden Three Ways... Read more »
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Can Someone Be Your Father When He Doesn't Know You Exist?

Can Someone Be Your Father When He Doesn't Know You Exist?
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Stephanie Goss Hlavin I... Read more »

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.

From That Day Forward, We Were Team Baby V.
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Julianne Neely In the... Read more »

Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me

Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me
Several months ago, I sat down on the couch with my girls to read a new children’s adoption book, ABC, Adoption & Me.  It is written in the simple style of an ABC definition book, but the concepts contain a depth than is not often found in a children’s adoption book.  All three of my... Read more »
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Adoption Changes the Birthday Experience

This post first appeared on Adoption.net on March 20. Today is the birthday of my daughter’s birthmother, M.  I find myself thinking about her frequently throughout the day, more so than I have in past years on her birthday.  I wonder about how the meaning of birthdays has changed for M since making an adoption plan for... Read more »