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Portrait of an Adoption

What I Wish I Could Tell Our Son's Birth Mother

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the tenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including b...

My Struggle To Accept That I Was Adopted

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

My professional goal is working towards solving conflict on a national and global scale, yet I have an enormous amount of unresolved conflict within myself.

'I Was Just A Regular 15-Year Old Girl'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the eighth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including ...

Here's The Rub Of Being A Foster Parent

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the seventh post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including...

Searching For The Truth About My Adoption

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

Granny revealed the truth when she started drinking wine in her 80s.

The Haunting Questions About Our Child

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

We took a long, challenging, creative journey to help Clark speak. There is nothing in all the world I like better than the sound of my son’s voice.

The People I Didn't Expect To Be Affected By My Adoption

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the fourth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including ...

Why We Are Going To Adopt

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the third post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including b...

'Why Do I Have To Be Adopted?'

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the second post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including ...

The Secret I Kept About My Sons

Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

This is the first post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including b...

The Day I Finally Got Custody Of My Daughter

Carrie Goldman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

You were already mine in my heart, unlimited by boundaries of law, time and place. Now you were mine on paper, too, and nobody could keep us apart.

What You Didn't See When My Child Had a Meltdown in the Restaurant

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Dear Tables of People Gaping at Us in the Restaurant, I know what you heard. You heard my daughter screaming, admittedly very loudly. And I heard you too. I heard you say that some kids shouldn't be at restaurants. But here is what you don't see or hear...

Why You Should Be Reading Donna's Cancer Story, Even Though It Hurts

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Choosing not to read about Donna is to miss out on a love story.

If You Give a Girl a Hammer

Carrie Goldman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

It's easy to fall into the gendered trap of assuming that hammers and nails are the preferred territory of boys, but my 5-year-old daughter attacked this building project with more enthusiasm than I have seen her show in weeks.