I am the sun in her world-the only parent she has ever known. Children under five, with no sense of time and history, can't always grasp that a parent means it when he or she promises to return. Into this gap comes The Kissing Hand.
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.
Many new books with adoption storylines or themes were published in 2013. Here are your favorites, for parents and children, with our picks added to the list.
An Adoptive Families reader reviews The Child Catchers, by Kathryn Joyce, a book revealing how religion and finances have affected international adoption.
An incredible true story that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.
Readers pick their favorite books to guide parents through the adoption process.
Adapt this letter to your child's situation.
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
The results of the 2009-2010 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
A comparison of costs for domestic and international adoptions, the cost of adoption uncertainties, and more — data from our 2009-2010 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.
"It’s a funny reminder that we can’t just tell our kids to love the new addition. Their annoyance and dislike are normal."
An adoptive mom reviews Adopting on Your Own, Lee Varon's guide to the wide variety of issues unmarried men and women face when building a family.
JoAnne Solchany, Ph.D., reviews Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, a window into how children form and maintain friendships.
Written by two HCV postitive women, this book can help adoptive parents understand and manage the hepatitis C virus.