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- Random House Australia 2013; US$ 29.86
The modern family comes with all sorts of blendings and combinations.Jessica stared at her from head to toe, lost in her legs, her hair, her eyelashes, her cheeks. How was she supposed to feel? What on earth was happening in this world if you could suddenly be introduced to a six year old child who was your biology, your blood, the descendent of your... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 16.95
"...an extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some... more...
- Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 18.95
Being a teenager in today's complex world is a difficult enough task, but adopted teens have a unique struggle: to discover their identity and a sense of belonging and place in the world, which often means coming to terms with their past. The Face in the Mirror , based on numerous interviews with adopted teens, adoptive parents, and birth parents,... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 17.34
'This is the Crittendon Home for Unwed Mothers. We believe your birth mother is trying to find you...' Having escaped the madness of her adoptive family (mother Louise committing suicide at the seventh attempt, father Sheldon finding solace in an ever-growing porn collection) American-born Sandra Newman was living in the punk rock squalor of... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
Transracial adoption has recently become a hotly contested subject of contemporary and critical concern, with scholars across the disciplines working to unravel its complex implications. In Claiming Others , Mark C. Jerng traces the practice of adoption to the early nineteenth century, revealing its surprising centrality to American literature, law,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99
Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, ?among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 36.95
This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more...
- Howard Books 2010; Not Available
Meg Lindsay has everything a woman could want except happiness. Can an adopted Chinese child bring her what she lacks? All her life, Meg Lindsay?s mother told her what a disappointment she was. Try as she might, Meg never measured up, and the emotional bruises still hurt as an adult. In Meg?s opinion, no one could be a worse mother than the woman... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.66
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a ?fallen woman? and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and ?sold? to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising ?Never to Seek to Know? what the Church did with him, she never... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 13.34
In 1964, in a bare room in Waterloo, a young actress gave her baby for adoption.They were to be parted for more than twenty years.The actress was Pauline Collins.The baby was her daughter Louise. Letter to Louise is a poignant, yet often funny, memoir of the months leading up to that day in Waterloo.In it, Pauline Collins recalls the idyllic... more...