Tag Archives: International Adoption

The Red Blanket

[Book Review] The Red Blanket

[Book Review] The Red Blanket

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.

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Refugee adoption

Refugee Adoption: A Whole New World for Our Daughters

Although the adoption of refugee children was more complicated than I expected, it has been infinitely rewarding. These children and their past are now part of me.

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chinese birth parent search and reunions

Letting Her Go: Chinese Birth Parent Search and Reunions

The first study on this topic provides fascinating insights about adoptees’ and parents’ motivations to search, search methods used, the initial reunion, and ongoing contact.

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Adoption Fears: How I Overcame Mine

“I Was Afraid to Adopt. I Was Afraid Not to Adopt.”

"It's hard to believe how reluctant I once was to adopt. In hindsight, I can see how much I needed this all along." — Dennis Kneale

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Racial Bias

News Brief: For Some Parents, International Adoption Decision Reflects Racial Bias

A new study by the University of Vermont concluded that race plays a role for some parents who adopt internationally rather than domestically. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 41 mostly white parents who had, collectively, adopted 33 children of various ethnic and racial backgrounds from 10 different countries, as well as the United States.

Cover of Paloma the Possible

[Book Review] Paloma the Possible

Paloma the Possible is a heartwarming collaged book, encouraging the most common questions adoptees have.

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Father and child talking about the adoption story

Parents Share: Creating Our Child’s Adoption Story

Parents share how they impart and strengthen their child's adoption story.

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A nature scene in China, representing the mixed emotions of declining a referral in adoption

“Lost Daughter”

When we got our referral, we accepted it with joy. Soon after, however, we realized something wasn't right.

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