In Dads and Daughters, Joe Kelly explains how fathers can strengthen their relationship with their child without being overprotective.
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.
In his riveting memoir, Jeff Gammage creates a poignant and insightful chronicle of the making of a family.
Our toddlers are always testing us. What theyre looking for are comfort and reassurance. How can we let them know that well always be there for them?
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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Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.
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.
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.
Jana Wolff, part of a transracial family formed through adoption, reviews Inside Transracial Adoption, a comprehensive guide for families that don't match.
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.
Marion Crook interviewed 50 adoptees. Teens tell what they really think and feel about adoption, their adoptive parents, and their birth parents
Halmoni's Day is not an adoption book, but the ideas of shared heritage and cultural pride will ring true for adoptive families.
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.
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.
This Newberry Award winning book features a foster child in search of his father.
In The Lucky Gourd Shop, an adoptive mother imagines her son's birth mother's life.
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.
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.
Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!
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?