Tag: Jazzy's Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest
Over the past five years, many of you who follow Portrait of an Adoption have watched my kids grow from babies to toddlers to tweens, and you’ve written to tell me similar tales about your loved ones.  We are sort of like a big family here. But now there is a new member of our... Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted: Jillian Lauren's Poignant Memoir of Adoption
Last month I joined a group of writers and adoptive parents to hear a reading by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren.  She was in Chicago as part of the book tour for her stunning new memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. I was keenly interested in meeting Jillian, because she has experienced adoption from... 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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Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to announce that our new children’s fictional chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing! is officially live and available! For me, the inspiration for Jazzy’s Quest came from my daughter, Katie.  We adopted Katie out of foster care when she was a baby.  When she was almost six years... Read more »

A Roadmap Leading Adoptees To Healthy Choices: Guest Post by Sherrie Eldridge

A Roadmap Leading Adoptees To Healthy Choices: Guest Post by Sherrie Eldridge
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to present this compelling guest essay about adoptee anger, written by bestselling author and adoptee Sherrie Eldridge! By Sherrie Eldridge When presenting a seminar a few years ago, a twenty-something woman stood and tearfully asked, “Will I ever be able to get over it?” What was she so concerned... Read more »

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden

What Does It Mean To Have An Open Adoption? An Interview With Lori Holden
Portrait of an Adoption is very excited to present this fantastic interview about open adoption with critically-acclaimed adoption author Lori Holden:  Q: Things seem to be opening up in adoption in many ways — ongoing contact with birth parents and opening birth records come to mind. Why do you think this is? LH: Just as... Read more »
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Why The Supreme Court's Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Matters to Adoptive Families

Why The Supreme Court's Approval of Same-Sex Marriage Matters to Adoptive Families
Why does the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality matter to adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents? Because we know what it’s like to fight for the right to be viewed as a family by the rest of society.  We learned long ago what so many people are still struggling to accept: that the sanctity... Read more »

Why Inside Out Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families

Why Inside Out Is A Must-See Movie For Adoptive Families
Sometimes parents are the ones that teach kids to squash their emotions.  The parents don’t want to see the fear, the pain, or the uncertainty that is clamoring for a voice.  So they keep urging the children to “just be good” and “just smile” and “go along with things” and “don’t make trouble” until .... Read more »

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families
Portrait of an Adoption is happy to present this comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books that are relevant to adoption and foster care, based on months of careful research.  Children’s books are listed first, followed by Young Adult/Teen books.  Enjoy and please share this list of adoption books for kids! PICTURE BOOKS AND CHAPTER... Read more »
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