Posts in category "adoption books"

Transracial Adoption: Eating Humble Pie Without Dropping Crumbs

Transracial Adoption: Eating Humble Pie Without Dropping Crumbs
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 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 Rachel Garlinghouse When we... Read more »

Three Ways Adopting Prepared Me For Future Life Experiences

Three Ways Adopting Prepared Me For Future Life Experiences
In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fourth annual acclaimed series, 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 Lori Holden Three Ways... 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 »
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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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Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families

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! FOR CHILDREN: All Bears... Read more »

Think “Nature vs. Nurture” no more. Marvel at the mix.

Think “Nature vs. Nurture” no more. Marvel at the mix.
This is a guest post by Jody Cantrell Dyer, author of The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby When my son Houston was four years old, he begged, “Mama, will you please “verse” me in ping-pong?” Since infancy, Houston had tucked himself right next to his daddy to... 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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Five Ways to Help Bond with an Adopted or Foster Child

Five Ways to Help Bond with an Adopted or Foster Child
The following guest post was written by Amanda Carlson, a former newborn care nurse, specifically to provide suggestions to help adoptive and foster parents bond with their new children. 1. Routines - Developing a steady routine is good for any child regardless of age. One of the most common is that of the bedtime routine.  Telling... Read more »