Author Archives: Janis Cooke Newman

From a Russian Orphanage to Our Home

“Someone to Watch Over Me”

“Someone to Watch Over Me”

A Russian toddler flourishes despite a babyhood in an orphanage abroad.

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Infertility adoption: The Russian Word for Snow

[Book Review] The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption

Lily Heyen-Withrow reviews The Russian Word for Snow, by Janis Cooke Newman, a tale of infertility, adoption, and all the complications along the way to parenthood.

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One mother explains how to write an adoption memoir.

“We Are All Storytellers”

The desire to give our children a history is something we all share. Here's how I turned the story of bringing my son home into an adoption memoir.

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Talking about adoption using Superman's example

“In the Company of Heroes”

Janis Cooke Newman asks herself, "Am I overdoing this adoption thing?"

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