Three years after his brother’s death, at age 11, 16-year-old Aaron Saturn is just coming to terms with the loss.
Search Results: Winter 2014
[Book Review] Me, Him, Them, and It
High school junior Evelyn wanted to throw off her good-girl reputation and get her parents’ attention, but never planned on getting pregnant.
[Book Review] Counting By 7s
Willow Chance, adopted transracially as an infant, has mastered several different languages and diagnostic medical texts by age 12.
[Book Review] To the End of June
"Cris Beam’s book about the U.S. foster care system, is important, insightful, and depressing. "
[Book Review] The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption
This is a beautifully honest, thoughtful, and enlightened guide.
[Book Review] Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption
Her expertise shines through in this comprehensive guide (not just for families pursuing a second adoption!) that’s filled with real-life examples and practical advice.
[Book Review] And Then I Found You
With her sister’s permission, the novelist wrote a fictionalized account of her experiences leading up to the adoption plan.
[Book Review] The Search Angel
Eleanor Sweet, adopted as a baby, is pursuing an adoption with her husband when he backs out at the last moment.
[Book Review] The Mothers
I heard an interview with Jennifer Gilmore on Fresh Air and I thought she made the process sound miserable—a ridiculously long wait with one scam after another
[Book Review] ABC, Adoption and Me
Although the "ABC" concept makes it seem that this would be a book for younger kids, this collaboration between an adoptive mother and her daughter tackles weighty topics.
[Book Review] Born From the Heart
Reactions to Born from the Heart have been mixed.
[Book Review] Can I Tell You About Adoption?
The narrator, Chelsea, adopted from foster care, explains what adoption means and how it feels to be adopted.
Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier
In a society that considers "color-blindness" a noble attitude, parents may worry about talking about racism, but we must do it. Here's how.
[Book Review] I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me
The team that brought us Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children created another wonderful book with simple text and full-color photos.
Surprising Post-Adoption Emotions
When you finally bring your child home, yes, you will feel elated. But many new adoptive moms and dads are surprised by the complex emotions that can sit on the outskirts of that joy.
Breastfeeding Without Birthing
A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.
[Book Review] Adopted Like Me
Let your child know that, through adoption, he or she joins the likes of George Washington Carver, Marilyn Monroe, John James Audubon, Aristotle, and others.
A Meeting of the Open Minds
Two adoptive moms and a birth mother candidly discuss the adoption match, birth siblings, contact agreements, and more.
[Book Review] If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother
You would expect a memoir of motherhood and adoption by a comedian and former SNL cast member to be funny.
[Book Review] The Eye of Adoption
"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."