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[Book Review] The English American

[Book Review] The English American

Alison Larkin's semi-autobiographical novel centers on an adoptee — raised in England, but born in America. Read the review, here.

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[Book Review] In Their Own Voices

In this collection of candid interviews, adoptees shed light on the complex and controversial topic of transracial adoption by sharing their own experiences.

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Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son Book Review

[Book Review] Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son

The questions that linger in the mind of most any adopted child are "Why?" "Why couldn't they keep me?" "Why did I have to leave the place where I was born?"

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[Book Review] Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

A review of a noteworthy book about the changing landscape of race relations in the United States, an important read for anyone parenting a child of Asian descent.

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[Book Review] A Family from Ethiopia

Rita Radostitz reviews A Family from Ethiopia, by Julia Waterlow, and explains how it helped her understand her child's life there before adoption.

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[Book Review] Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles

Eric McAttee reviews Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles, a book about motherhood after 40, and the joys and challenges older moms will face.

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[Book Review] Yes, You Can Adopt! A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption

Susan Freivalds reviews Yes, You Can Adopt! A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption by Richard Mintzer, a broad overview of the decisions, and processes involved in adopting a child.

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[Book Review] Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?

"Donna Jackson Nakazawa's book offers advice from both parents of children with multiracial or transracial adoption backgrounds, and from the children themselves."

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[Book Review] China Ghosts

In his riveting memoir, Jeff Gammage creates a poignant and insightful chronicle of the making of a family.

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[Book Review] Dads and Daughters

In Dads and Daughters, Joe Kelly explains how fathers can strengthen their relationship with their child without being overprotective.

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[Book Review] Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition

In this classic parenting manual, Melina holds parents hands every step of the way, from announcing your adoption and choosing a pediatrician to surviving the challenges of adolescence.

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Reassuring Bedtime Stories for Toddlers

Our toddlers are always testing us. What theyre looking for are comfort and reassurance. How can we let them know that well always be there for them?

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[Book Review] Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear?

Rosemary Koch reviews Adopting a Toddler, by Denise Hoppenhauer, a resource for expectant parents to read while awaiting the arrival of their toddler.

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[Book Review] Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World

Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.

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Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings

[Book Review] Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge To Your Child’s Beginnings

In this essential addition to the literature on adoption lifebooks, Cindy Probst provides a structured, child-centered approach to the task of writing down what happened in the earliest days of a child's life.

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[Book Review] Adoption and the Schools: A Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Though many schools support the ideas of diverse families and multiculturalism, adoption is rarely mentioned as one of the differences to be considered or part of a school curriculum. This book seeks to change that.

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[Book Review] Inside Transracial Adoption

Jana Wolff, part of a transracial family formed through adoption, reviews Inside Transracial Adoption, a comprehensive guide for families that don't match.

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Halmoni's Day: Adoptive Families' Book Review

[Book Review] Halmoni’s Day

Halmoni's Day is not an adoption book, but the ideas of shared heritage and cultural pride will ring true for adoptive families.

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[Book Review] Ten Thousand Sorrows

A Koren adoptee reviews Ten Thousand Sorrows. The memoir was written by a women of similar age and circumstances, but she didn't feel the connection to the book she expected.

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