Category: adoption books for children

The Silent Scream: When the Parenting Writer Self-Censors Because It's the Right Thing To Do

It’s a Sunday morning. I’m sitting across from my husband at Starbucks during our precious ninety minutes of free time while the girls are at Sunday school. There is so much to process, so much living that happens each and every day. I blog infrequently now, mostly due to the fact that my children are... Read more »

Trouble With Music: An Excerpt From Jazzy's Quest: Adopted and Amazing!

How does it feel to be an adoptee?  Let Star-Wars-loving adoptee Jazzy Armstrong share her quest for identity and belonging with your child!  Enjoy this sneak peak at an excerpt from the critically acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!                            ... Read more »

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest

Meet Juliet Bond: Social Worker and Amazing Co-Author of Jazzy’s Quest
Over the past five years, many of you who follow Portrait of an Adoption have watched my kids grow from babies to toddlers to tweens, and you’ve written to tell me similar tales about your loved ones.  We are sort of like a big family here. But now there is a new member of our... Read more »
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Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why New Release Jazzy's Quest Is A Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
Portrait of an Adoption is delighted to announce that our new children’s fictional chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing! is officially live and available! For me, the inspiration for Jazzy’s Quest came from my daughter, Katie.  We adopted Katie out of foster care when she was a baby.  When she was almost six years... Read more »

Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me

Recommended Children’s Adoption Book: ABC, Adoption & Me
Several months ago, I sat down on the couch with my girls to read a new children’s adoption book, ABC, Adoption & Me.  It is written in the simple style of an ABC definition book, but the concepts contain a depth than is not often found in a children’s adoption book.  All three of my... Read more »

Lyle Finds His Mother: An Adoption Story

Lyle Finds His Mother: An Adoption Story
“I don’t want to go,” K said. I had purchased tickets for the whole family to see a musical adaptation of the story Lyle Finds His Mother.  Performed by Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre, the show had received good reviews, and several friends had recommended it to us. “Lyle is a crocodile who was adopted by a... Read more »
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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 »

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families
Portrait of an Adoption is happy to present this comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books that are relevant to adoption and foster care, based on months of careful research.  Children’s books are listed first, followed by Young Adult/Teen books.  Enjoy and please share this list of adoption books for kids! PICTURE BOOKS AND CHAPTER... Read more »

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 »
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Wrap-up of the 2011 Adoption Portraits guest series

Wrap-up of the 2011 Adoption Portraits guest series
Throughout the month of November (plus one more on December 1st), Portrait of an Adoption hosted a series of guest posts featuring adoption stories from many different viewpoints.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy the stories, click here to link to them. We heard from many of you in the adoption world:... Read more »