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.
Willow Chance, adopted transracially as an infant, has mastered several different languages and diagnostic medical texts by age 12.
"Cris Beam’s book about the U.S. foster care system, is important, insightful, and depressing. "
This is a beautifully honest, thoughtful, and enlightened guide.
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.
With her sister’s permission, the novelist wrote a fictionalized account of her experiences leading up to the adoption plan.
Eleanor Sweet, adopted as a baby, is pursuing an adoption with her husband when he backs out at the last moment.
Tracing a family tree, sharing a baby picture at show-and-tell. These are common challenges for the adopted child at school, and such simple assignments can stir emotions for a child who has more questions than answers about her birth.
When Megan was born, her birth mother, Kendra, planted a tree in her backyard. Every year on Megan's birthday, Kendra decorates the tree and sends photos of it to Megan, in honor of their special bond.
Although the "ABC" concept makes it seem that this would be a book for younger kids, this collaboration between an adoptive mother and her daughter tackles weighty topics.
Reactions to Born from the Heart have been mixed.
Let your child know that, through adoption, he or she joins the likes of George Washington Carver, Marilyn Monroe, John James Audubon, Aristotle, and others.
You would expect a memoir of motherhood and adoption by a comedian and former SNL cast member to be funny.
Using fun and games to connect with your child can reduce stress for both of you and lead to a secure, enjoyable relationship. A leading attachment therapist explains playful yet powerful ways to build lasting bonds.
"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."
Any child getting used to a new family member will love this adorably illustrated book on sibling rivalry.
The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding chronicles her journey to motherhood.
Sally Donovan's memoir is an honest portrayal of the challenges of adopting from foster care.
Answers to your parenting questions.
A hilarious personal account of the ups and downs of infertility and adoption.