Kay Marner reviews Families, a book by Susan Kuklin, that captures the diversity of American families in photo-essay form.
Adoption Resources: News, Webinars, Book Reviews, and More
Below, you’ll find a mix of helpful adoption resources, including expert webinars, adoption book reviews, news updates, and more.
When Desta's father decides its time to go back to Ethiopia, she learns how different his life was from her comfortable life in America.
An adoptive mom and teacher reviews The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, a book about how parents and teachers can recognize and help break the cycle of bullying.
Children's literature can be particularly helpful in opening up conversations on difficult topics. An adoptive mom reviews four books about bullying.
Sarah Marxer, an adoptive mom, reviews a collection of essays written by white and African American authors about how they experience race in society.
A documentary on foster care depicts life without a safety net.
Originally conceived and written as a guide for therapists working with adopted adolescents, Beneath the Mask is a valuable resource for parents.
Alison Larkin's semi-autobiographical novel centers on an adoptee — raised in England, but born in America. Read the review, here.
Together, two anthologies offer a complex, realistic account of adoption.
In this collection of candid interviews, adoptees shed light on the complex and controversial topic of transracial adoption by sharing their own experiences.
The questions that linger in the mind of most any adopted child are "Why?" "Why couldn't they keep me?" "Why did I have to leave the place where I was born?"
Children's books featuring kids and adults of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity serve two purposes: They show kids that families "come in all sizes and colors," and they are self-affirming for children of multiracial families. Here are some of our favorites, age by age.
A review of a noteworthy book about the changing landscape of race relations in the United States, an important read for anyone parenting a child of Asian descent.
Rita Radostitz reviews A Family from Ethiopia, by Julia Waterlow, and explains how it helped her understand her child's life there before adoption.
With this jocular yet telling treatise on adoption in the movies, journalist Susan Avery offers some reviews of popular films to help you decide what's right for your family.
An excerpt from Jeff Gammage's memoir.
Eric McAttee reviews Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles, a book about motherhood after 40, and the joys and challenges older moms will face.
Susan Freivalds reviews Yes, You Can Adopt! A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption by Richard Mintzer, a broad overview of the decisions, and processes involved in adopting a child.
"Donna Jackson Nakazawa's book offers advice from both parents of children with multiracial or transracial adoption backgrounds, and from the children themselves."
In this classic parenting manual, Melina holds parents hands every step of the way, from announcing your adoption and choosing a pediatrician to surviving the challenges of adolescence.