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  • 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeedby Sherrie Eldridge

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, ?I love you?? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew , Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns... more...

  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knewby Sherrie Eldridge

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Hidden Losses Row upon row of tombstones lined the lush lawns as I drove through the tall black iron gates toward my adoptive parents' graves. An elderly man filled a plastic pitcher at a spigot and the smell of freshly mowed grass filled the air. A new grave was being dug across the way, a vivid reminder that loss is an undeniable part of life.... more...

  • The Things I Want Mostby Richard Miniter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    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$ 18.32

    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...

  • Finding Fernandaby Erin Siegal

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A compelling, dramatic narrative of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother, shedding light on the alarming and growing problem of international adoption fraud. Over the past five years, over 100,000 children were adopted into the United States, 20,000 of whom came... 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$ 23.99

    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...