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Book Review: Kids, Parents, And Power Struggles: Winning For A Lifetime

Book Review: Kids, Parents, And Power Struggles: Winning For A Lifetime

This straightforward book is perfect for helping parents avoid emotional warfare.

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Book Review: The Safe Baby

The Safe Baby is an easy-to-follow resource that will give busy parents — adoptive or otherwise — peace of mind.

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Book Review: Finding Miracles

This story of a teen adopted from Latin America tackles questions of identity, race, birth culture, and more.

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Book Review: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

A seven-year-old adoptee from China shares her thoughts on an illustrated children's book about adoption.

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[Book Review] My Alternate Life

Trinity B. Jones is a foster kid who's "been to enough adoption picnics to know that adoptive parents want a cute little baby to hold, not a 15-year-old with brown skin, a 34-C, and a nose ring."

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Share Your Story: Favorite Pre-adoption Books

We asked our reader panel to describe the books they find most helpful to prospective adoptive parents. Here are some of their favorites.

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[Book Review] When the Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder

Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.

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[Book Review] Like Sound Through Water

Like Sound Through Water: A Mothers Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder, by Karen J. Foli, Ph.D., is an exhaustively detailed first-person account.

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25 Children’s Books That Showcase Diversity

Kids need to be able to find characters who look like them in the books on their shelves. Here are some of our favorites that provide that powerful affirmation.

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[Book Review] Me, Him, Them, and It

High school junior Evelyn wanted to throw off her good-girl reputation and get her parents’ attention, but never planned on getting pregnant.

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Adoptive Breastfeeding with Supplemental Nursing

One mother shares the special memories she has of bonding with her child during breastfeeding, and the book that helped her figure it out.

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[Book Review] Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents

I have no idea what percentage of a personality is determined by genes. I don't even know what a percentage of a personality is. But if there's anything I can do to load the dice in my child's favor, I'll do it. Most adoptive parents feel the same. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents is for us.

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[Book Review] Counting By 7s

Willow Chance, adopted transracially as an infant, has mastered several different languages and diagnostic medical texts by age 12.

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[Book Review] Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

Her expertise shines through in this comprehensive guide (not just for families pursuing a second adoption!) that’s filled with real-life examples and practical advice.

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[Book Review] And Then I Found You

With her sister’s permission, the novelist wrote a fictionalized account of her experiences leading up to the adoption plan.

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