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  • The Things I Want Mostby Richard Miniter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.48

    The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore: The Things I Want MOST: A family A fishing pole A familyThe Miniters heard... more...

  • Are Those Kids Yours?by Cheri Register

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    The question “Are those kids yours?” has a familiar ring to parents who have adopted children from South Korea, India, Colombia, the Philippines, and other countries. As natural and normal as it feels to them to be together, such families are often asked to explain their obvious difference. In rich personal stories drawn from her own experience as... more...

  • China Ghostsby Jeff Gammage

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Aching to expand from a couple to a family, Jeff Gammage—a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer —and his wife, Christine, embarked upon a journey that would carry them across a shifting landscape of emotion and through miles of red tape and bureaucratic protocol. On the other side of the world—in the smog-choked city of Changsha in Hunan Province—a... more...

  • What to Expect When You're Adopting...by Ian Palmer

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 21.14

    As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse parents while navigating the decisions of how to expand their families. Drawing on extensive research and the author's own experience of... more...

  • Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Motherby Wolff Jana

    Midpoint Trade Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    While books about adoption proliferate, none of them addresses the subject of open and interracial adoption like Jana Wolff's personal and frank account does in [i]Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother[/i]. Often irreverent, always insightful, surprisingly funny and stunningly honest, [i]Secret Thoughts[/i] tells it like it is: How it feels for... more...

  • Dim Sum, Bagels, and Gritsby Myra Alperson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 6.79

    An informed, comprehensive guide to raising a multicultural family. How many times do you celebrate the New Year at home? Just once? If your family is Jewish, Chinese, and a few other things besides, you might celebrate twice or even three times a year! As the rate of cross-cultural adoption grows in the United States, new traditions are emerging.... more...

  • Raising Other People's Kidsby M C Gore Camerer

    Charles C Thomas 1995; US$ 31.95

    Raising Other People's Kids: A Guide for Houseparents, Foster Parents, and fiDirect Care Providers is a down-to-earth, practical guide to child development and interpersonal relationship skills. Theoretical work in child development and interpersonal relationships is translated into plain, everyday language and illustrated by a rich variety of... more...

  • The Stovepipeby Bonnie Virag

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Bonnie Virag’s heartrending yet triumphant memoir, The Stovepipe, recounts the author’s experience growing up as a foster child in the 1940s and 1950s. more...

  • Red Dust Roadby Jackie Kay

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 11.57

    ‘Like the best memoirs, this one is written with novelistic and poetic flair. Red Dust Road is a fantastic, probing and heart-warming read’ Independent From the moment when, as a little girl, she realizes that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad, to the tracing and finding of her birth parents, her Highland mother... more...

  • Instant Momby Nia Vardalos

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    "Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family." Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding , Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours'... more...