"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.
No adoptive parent should miss Wuhu Diary. This dramatic and personal narrative by Emily Prager describes a two-month trip to Wuhu, with her five-year-old daughter LuLu, to discover anything they could about LuLu's origins.
On the crowded shelf of children's books about adoption from China, don't overlook The Red Blanket, a book by Eliza Thomas, with irresistible illustrations by Joe Cepeda.
Eleanor Sweet, adopted as a baby, is pursuing an adoption with her husband when he backs out at the last moment.
Musicians—from folk singers to rappers—are tuning in to adoption to create deeply personal reflections and hummable melodies. These songs are what you need when words aren't enough.
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.
Do you know of any books, like I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children, written for kids adopted from China?
I heard an interview with Jennifer Gilmore on Fresh Air and I thought she made the process sound miserable—a ridiculously long wait with one scam after another
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.
Use this guide to plan a family movie night or two this season. These flicks will captivate your kids, and open up adoption talks long after the credits have rolled.
The narrator, Chelsea, adopted from foster care, explains what adoption means and how it feels to be adopted.
Adopting a baby in the United States has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. When will popular perceptions catch up with the new, healthier reality? Here, an adoptive mother dispels common myths about adopting a newborn.
17 simple and effective ways to bring adoption into the classroom.
After a lifetime of wondering who? and why?, an adoptee set out to find some answers. The award-winning documentary that follows her birth family search has already sparked thousands of dialogues.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 expert- and reader-recommended apps for prospective parents and new families.
In 2015, parents in the United States adopted 5,648 children from 89 different countries. The number of intercountry adoptions completed by parents in the U.S. has steadily dropped since 22,884 children were adopted in 2004.