Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Cover of A Face in the Mirror: Teens and Adoption

[Book Review] The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption

[Book Review] The Face in the Mirror: Teenagers and Adoption

Marion Crook interviewed 50 adoptees. Teens tell what they really think and feel about adoption, their adoptive parents, and their birth parents

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Mommy Far, Mommy Near

[Book Review] Mommy Far, Mommy Near

Mommy Far, Mommy Near-An Adoption Story, by Carol Antoinette Peacock, is exceptional. I really loved the fact that the story is told by a child to other children-the book's readers.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
The Lost Daughters cover

[Book Review] The Lost Daughters of China

The Lost Daughters of China, by Karin Evans, is an eloquent account of an individual's journey to adoptive parenthood amidst the "search for a missing past" many Chinese adoptees encounter.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Cover of A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children

[Book Review] A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children

A Guidebook for Raising Foster Children, by Susan McNair Blatt, M.D., is a primer for parents who are new to foster adoption and need help. Read the review.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

[Book Review] Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America

Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Infertility adoption: The Russian Word for Snow

[Book Review] The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption

Lily Heyen-Withrow reviews The Russian Word for Snow, by Janis Cooke Newman, a tale of infertility, adoption, and all the complications along the way to parenthood.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Cover of Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

[Book Review] Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

If I adopt a baby whose mother may have been using drugs or alcohol during the pregnancy, what issues might I expect for my child? Are there any differences if the infant has been exposed to alcohol versus drugs or both?

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE

Favorite Reads of 2013

Many new books with adoption storylines or themes were published in 2013. Here are your favorites, for parents and children, with our picks added to the list.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Books about adoption: The Child Catchers

[Book Review] The Child Catchers

An Adoptive Families reader reviews The Child Catchers, by Kathryn Joyce, a book revealing how religion and finances have affected international adoption.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
An airplane, like the one that opens the book Make Me a Mother

[Book Review] Make Me a Mother

AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Adopting on Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adopting as a Single Parent cover

[Book Review] Adopting on Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adopting as a Single Parent

An adoptive mom reviews Adopting on Your Own, Lee Varon's guide to the wide variety of issues unmarried men and women face when building a family.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Cover of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

[Book Review] Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

JoAnne Solchany, Ph.D., reviews Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, a window into how children form and maintain friendships.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born cover

[Book Review] Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

Our editors review Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, a children's book about domestic adoption that will bring your family together.

JOIN

Subscribe or renew now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.


Already a member? Log in below. [wppb-login] Need help? CLICK HERE
Newsletter

Given email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Please provide a valid email address.
Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Please fill in the required fields.
Top