Tag: domestic adoption

Truth: Everybody Has a Story

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: Everybody Has a Story By Rebecca Tillou Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey. January 12, 1980. That is when my life began. Well, I guess I... 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 »

I Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy

I Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy
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 Did Not Know There Was A Hole In My Heart Shaped Like A Transgender College Boy By Kelly Price “Did you two ever connect?” the... Read more »
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It’s My Job to Listen and Love

It’s My Job to Listen and Love
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 My Job to Listen and Love By Rachel Garlinghouse As parents, we want to be fixers. It starts when our children are young. One scrapes... Read more »

Our Belief in the Myth of Adoption-As-Fairy-Tale Had Long Ago Exploded.

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.  Our belief in the myth of adoption-as-fairy-tale had long ago exploded. By Gayle Swift For a few weeks, I watched my abdomen swell. I was fifteen-years-old,... Read more »

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

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 Josie Mae Rigney “What the flip?” “Say bubble nuggets!” “I have four girlfriends… well, I just got that one.” “Son of a cracker!” “I didn’t... Read more »
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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 »

All the Things I’ve Been Through Are Shaping Me To Be A Stronger Man

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 Rayshawn Milton My name is Rayshawn Milton and I was adopted at three days old to a very versatile family who I know love me... 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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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 »