Posts in category "adoption author"

Adoption Boundaries, featuring adoption author Lori Lavender Luz

Adoption Boundaries, featuring adoption author Lori Lavender Luz
Open adoption is a concept that is different for different families.  One reason that some people fear open adoption is the lack of clearly determined boundaries.  What does open mean?  Is it exchanging photos once a year?  Monthly phone calls? Daily texts? Annual visits?  It can mean any or all of none of these.  Adoption... Read more »

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD

Rescuing Julia Twice is a compelling new memoir about adoption and RAD
Journalist Tina Traster has written Rescuing Julia Twice,  a candid and poignant memoir about adopting a baby from a Siberian orphanage and slowly coming to terms with the realization that the child has Reactive Attachment Disorder.  The following excerpt is being run with permission from Tina Traster: Chapter 21 of Rescuing Julia Twice My hands... Read more »

Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations

Portrait of an Adoption’s Top Recommended Adoption Books and Additional Resources In this list, you will find a wide variety of nonfiction books representing diverse views and perspectives on adoption – similar in style to my blog’s acclaimed annual series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days – with different titles geared toward adoptees, adoptive parents,... Read more »
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All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids

All Bears Need Love: Reassuring New Adoption Book for Kids
One of the most common questions I receive from adoptive parents is, “Do you have any good book recommendations for our kids?”  It’s a subject near and dear to my heart, for I remember scouring the bookstores for adoption-related picture books when we first adopted our little girl.  I think I read our beloved copies... Read more »

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series

Wrap-Up of the 2012 Adoption Portraits November Series
During the 30 days of November, in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption hosted a series of poignant guest posts dealing with issues related to adoption and foster care.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy the stories, click here to link to them. Like last year’s series, the... Read more »

Lessons Learned from An Imaginary Redhead.

Lessons Learned from An Imaginary Redhead.
In honor of November being National Adoption Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences. By Elisabeth O’Toole Not long after I... Read more »
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The Expensive Birthmother

In early April, 2003, my mom leaves a message in a flurry of excitement.  Something about a birthmother, but she is speaking so fast I can hardly understand.  I call her, tell her to back up and explain.  Mom is on the board of WEDU, the public television station in Tampa.  There is a WEDU... Read more »

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

This interview with critically-acclaimed adoption author Sherrie Eldridge is the last of a four-part series.   This post includes a discussion of Sherrie’s initial groundbreaking book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adopted Parents Knew. www.sherrieeldridge.com CG:  This was the first book you published, and it was hugely successful.  How has your life as an... Read more »

Questions Adoptees Are Asking

This interview with award-winning adoption author Sherrie Eldridge is the third of a four-part series.  Each part will focus on a different book that Sherrie has written.  This post includes a discussion of Sherrie’s book, Questions That Adoptees Are Asking.   CG: This book seems to be the most controversial of your books, given its religious... Read more »
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Forever Fingerprints

This is the second post in a four-part series that interviews famous adoption author Sherrie Eldridge.  This post includes a discussion of Sherrie’s children’s book, Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery For Adopted Children. CG:  Forever Fingerprints was your first children’s book.  As you learned, writing a book for children is very different from writing for... Read more »