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Children's Books About Adoption

[Book Review] In My Heart

[Book Review] In My Heart

Molly Bang's warm, reassuring children's book provides a tender reminder of the bond between parent and child, even when they are apart all day long. In My Heart doesn't mention adoption, but the illustrations led my son to say, "Look, Mom! He's adopted, like me!"

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Digging to America, Chapter 1: The Night the Girls Arrived

AF is pleased to excerpt the first chapter of Digging to America — our top pick for summer reading.

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An adopted child concerned about trafficking

Intercountry Adoption — Talking Truthfully About Trafficking

Talking to your child about the possibility of trafficking is not easy. Here's how to open the dialogue.

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Movies about adoption

It’s a Wrap! Adoption at the Movies 2014

A review of movies about adoption and foster care in 2014, along with questions and activities for families to have a discussion after the film.

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Notable new adoption memoirs, children's books, novels, and guides published in 2014.

Notable New Reads

Adoptive Families rounded up the best books about adoption published in 2014. Here are our favorites and new reads to add to your list.

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One of many adoptions by same-sex couples

Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Still on the Rise

The recent increase in gay and lesbian couples adopting in the U.S. explained.

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Book Excerpt: The Mercy Rule

Read an excerpt from Perri Klass' new novel about a pediatrician who grew up in foster care — and now works with similar at-risk patients.

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Black women adopt, perhaps not as visibly as white parents

“Yes, Black Women Do Adopt”

Talking with Black women about adoption became a routine part of motherhood for me, alongside diapers, homework, and the warmth I feel every time I look at my son.

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An adopted girl with her family.

“What ‘Real’ Means to Me” – An Adoptee’s Story

Being asked who your "real parents" are is part of being an adoptee. Even though I know now what parenting means, those four letters still make me cringe.

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Adoption Documentary: A film by Barb Lee

[Movie Review] Adopted

What is life like for a person adopted internationally? Adopted digs deep into the lives of two adoptive families to find out.

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Book Review: The Connected Child

[Book Review] The Connected Child

An adoptive parent reviews The Connected Child by Drs. Purvis and Cross, a book about helping children overcome early trauma.

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AF’s Best Adoption Books

Here at AF, we've searched far and wide, through stacks of books, and into our memories, to pick the best titles for our AF Best Adoption Books list. We've found the best books for our kids, the best adoption memoirs, the best how-to guides—everything to inspire you, inform you, help you talk about adoption with your children, and enjoy.

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[Book Review] Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens

Originally conceived and written as a guide for therapists working with adopted adolescents, Beneath the Mask is a valuable resource for parents.

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[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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