Author Archives: Amanda Purvis

Reading children's books about adoption

“Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches a Talk About Adoption”

“Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches a Talk About Adoption”

A beloved children's book sparked a discussion with my three-year-old daughter about adoption and her birth mother.

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Laila, who joined her family through foster adoption.

“Teaching Our Daughter That Her Needs Matter”

My little girl didn't fuss, never cried, and was utterly compliant. It was up to us to teach her to shove, yell, and demand — and find her voice.

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