As she anticipates the release of her documentary Hayden & Her Family, the filmmaker reconnects with the mother of 12 she profiled to discuss special needs adoption, parenting outside “normal” boundaries, and how loving a child changes you.
Adoptive Families presents our annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, published in the last year.
Lissa Schneckenburger’s new album, Thunder in My Arms, takes foster and adoptive parents on a melodic song cycle about the ongoing effects of early trauma and the healing power of community, understanding, and love. Tune in to learn more.
Looking for a new book for yourself or your child? Look no further than Adoptive Families' annual roundup of new memoirs, novels, children’s books, and non-fiction with adoption storylines or themes, including a compelling crop of young adult fiction.
Many parents are putting their adoption stories in writing. Whether you publish or not, here's how to create a moving, quality memoir.
These books can help your child connect with her birth culture. Add your family's favorites in the comments!
Adoption found its way into dozens of new books published in 2017, including several literary award winners and high-profile bestsellers that engage with and question adoption in complex and sometimes challenging ways.
Can't get your teen to talk? Rent a movie.
What ended Russia’s intercountry adoption program with the U.S. in 2013 and why is it generating political heat again?
Films with adoption or foster care storylines, or with themes of separation, identity, or belonging, can spark tough, must-have conversations with your children. Ready to start watching—and talking? Start with one of these recommendations.
Watching an engaging TV series that features a relevant storyline is a fun, low-pressure way to get your child talking about adoption. Here are five shows that mostly get it right.
Now that your grade-schooler is reading on her own, she may rediscover some simple adoption books.
This powerful new film, based on a true story, offers a sensitive and responsible portrayal of adoption. Highly recommended for teens and adoptive parents!
The 18th annual “A Home for the Holidays” airs on December 23, 2016. The TV special raises awareness about adoption from foster care
Born in America, raised in England, and meeting her birth mother for the first time.
It's never too early to introduce your child to the benefits—and joys—of books.
Nurture your child's love of reading with tales that shine a light on diversity and adoption.
Three years after his brother’s death, at age 11, 16-year-old Aaron Saturn is just coming to terms with the loss.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption released its tenth annual 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, recognizing companies that offer adoption benefits.
High school junior Evelyn wanted to throw off her good-girl reputation and get her parents’ attention, but never planned on getting pregnant.