Bringing Birth Siblings Into Our Children’s Stories—and Lives
The vast majority of our children have birth siblings, yet parents may wonder how to approach the topic. Adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees share how they talk about biological siblings, and build brother-sister bonds. | BY BARBARA HEREL
“Where We All Belong“
As a teen with six siblings through foster adoption, I get a lot of questions about my large, “strange” family. So how do I reply? | BY JULIA BAXTER
“The Red Thread of Fate“
More than a decade ago, I was hopefully working my way toward an adoption from China. After a tragedy derailed my plans, I wound my way to family in an entirely different way. | BY MICHELLE PARIS
Noteworthy Adoption Books Published in 2016
Presenting our annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes. Here are 19 notable adoption books published in 2016.
My Favorite Adoption Memory
Adoptive parents and adoptees shared their favorite adoption memories from the past year, including first Mother’s Days, finalizing adoptions, and gaining access to open records.
More Children in Foster Care Than One Year Ago
Adoptees Retain Subconscious Knowledge of Birth Language
Adoptee Deported to Colombia
New Jersey Unseals Adoption Records
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, RE: December 2016
Holiday Photo Contest Winners
Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:
Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Bethany Christian Services
Children’s Connections Inc.
Jerri Ann Jenista, M.D.
Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC