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We Give Our Kids Pieces of Ourselves, and We Watch Them Go. 

We Give Our Kids Pieces of Ourselves, and We Watch Them Go. 
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 Give Our Kids Pieces of Ourselves, and We Watch Them Go. By Allison Banta I am mama to two heart girls, one by biology and... Read more »

I Knew I Would Love My Kids, But Nothing Could Prepare Me for the Magnitude.

I Knew I Would Love My Kids, But Nothing Could Prepare Me for the Magnitude.
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 Knew I Would Love My Kids, But Nothing Could Prepare Me for the Magnitude. By Sierra Owens Taylor In 2014, my husband and I underwent... Read more »

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 »
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The Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter

The Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter
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 Sigh of a Mother Who Loves Her Daughter By Megan Hugel At fifteen, I take handfuls of extra strength painkillers searching for the strength to... Read more »

Coming Full Circle in Adoption

Coming Full Circle 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.  Coming Full Circle in Adoption By Bonnie Schwartz I wrote my first essay for Portrait of an Adoption back in November 2012 and I am thrilled... Read more »

Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In

Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In
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.  Adopted Bodies Are Good at Holding It All In By Liz DeBetta, PhD I am forty-three years old and have only recently been seriously working through... Read more »
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My Evolving Relationship with Adoption

My Evolving Relationship with 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.  My Evolving Relationship with Adoption By Tessie Yarbrough I am an adult adoptee. Born in the mid-1970s. Adopted at birth through a closed adoption facilitated by... Read more »

Late Discovery, Revisited

Late Discovery, Revisited
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.  Late Discovery, Revisited By Kevin Gladish Five years ago, only three short months after receiving my original birth certificate in the mail and learning what I... Read more »

It's Nice to Be Wanted

It's Nice to Be Wanted
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 Nice to Be Wanted By Kathy Bright For me, my adoption story begins (as most do) with my childhood. It was generally unremarkable, classic 1960s... Read more »
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Truth Permits Us Space to Hold Duality

Truth Permits Us Space to Hold Duality
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 Permits Us Space to Hold Duality By Lakshmi Iyer The ring lies on the ledge inside the shower stall. I remember to bring it outside... Read more »