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AF answers your questions about bonding and attachment.: Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents

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

[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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Books about adoption: Counting By 7s

[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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Books about adoption

[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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And Then I Found You

[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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Star of the Week

[Book Review] Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles

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.

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Megan's Birthday Tree

[Book Review] Megan’s Birthday Tree

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.

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ABC, Adoption & Me

[Book Review] ABC, Adoption and Me

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.

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Books about adoption

[Book Review] Adopted Like Me

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.

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If It's Not One Thing It's Your Mother

[Book Review] If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother

You would expect a memoir of motherhood and adoption by a comedian and former SNL cast member to be funny.

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Cover of The Eye of Adoption

[Book Review] The Eye of Adoption

"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."

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Cover of No Matter What

[Book Review] No Matter What

Sally Donovan's memoir is an honest portrayal of the challenges of adopting from foster care.

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