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.

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[Book Review] Dads and Daughters

[Book Review] Dads and Daughters

In Dads and Daughters, Joe Kelly explains how fathers can strengthen their relationship with their child without being overprotective.

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[Book Review] Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear?

Rosemary Koch reviews Adopting a Toddler, by Denise Hoppenhauer, a resource for expectant parents to read while awaiting the arrival of their toddler.

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[Book Review] Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World

Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.

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Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings

[Book Review] Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge To Your Child’s Beginnings

In this essential addition to the literature on adoption lifebooks, Cindy Probst provides a structured, child-centered approach to the task of writing down what happened in the earliest days of a child's life.

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[Book Review] Adoption and the Schools: A Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Though many schools support the ideas of diverse families and multiculturalism, adoption is rarely mentioned as one of the differences to be considered or part of a school curriculum. This book seeks to change that.

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[Book Review] Inside Transracial Adoption

Jana Wolff, part of a transracial family formed through adoption, reviews Inside Transracial Adoption, a comprehensive guide for families that don't match.

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[Book Review] The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China, by Karin Evans, is an eloquent account of an individual's journey to adoptive parenthood amidst the "search for a missing past" many Chinese adoptees encounter.

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[Book Review] The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption

Marion Crook interviewed 50 adoptees. Teens tell what they really think and feel about adoption, their adoptive parents, and their birth parents

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Mommy Far, Mommy Near

[Book Review] Mommy Far, Mommy Near

Mommy Far, Mommy Near-An Adoption Story, by Carol Antoinette Peacock, is exceptional. I really loved the fact that the story is told by a child to other children-the book's readers.

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[Book Review] Ten Thousand Sorrows

A Koren adoptee reviews Ten Thousand Sorrows. The memoir was written by a women of similar age and circumstances, but she didn't feel the connection to the book she expected.

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[Book Review] A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children

A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children, by Susan McNair Blatt, M.D., is a primer for parents who are new to foster adoption and need help. Read the review.

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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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Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

[Book Review] Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!

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[Book Review] Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

If I adopt a baby whose mother may have been using drugs or alcohol during the pregnancy, what issues might I expect for my child? Are there any differences if the infant has been exposed to alcohol versus drugs or both?

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