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

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    "Birthdays may be difficult for me." "I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family." "When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me." "I am afraid you will abandon me." The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This... more...

  • The Things I Want Mostby Richard Miniter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • The Girls Who Went Awayby Ann Fessler

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.99

    In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently... 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...

  • Lucky Girlby Mei-Ling Hopgood

    Algonquin Books 2010; US$ 13.95

    In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion after more than two decades. In 1974, a baby girl from Taiwan arrived in America, the newly adopted child of a loving couple in Michigan.... 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...

  • Identical Strangersby Elyse Schein; Paula Bernstein

    Hachette Australia 2012; US$ 27.13

    'Imagine a slightly different version of you walks across the room, looks you in the eye and says hello in your voice. You discover that she has the same birthday, the same allergies, the same tics and the same way of laughing. Looking at this person, you are able to gaze into your own eyes and see yourself from the outside. This identical individual... more...

  • Too Hurt to Stay: The True Story of a Troubled Boy?s Desperate Search for a Loving Homeby Casey Watson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.83

    The fourth title from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Eight-year-old Spencer takes himself to social services and demands to be taken into care. It?s a desperate act, a cry for help, but his parent?s reaction ? good riddance ? speaks volumes. Casey?s hackles are immediately up for this poor child. more...

  • Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl with a Dark Pastby Casey Watson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.83

    The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia?s actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation. more...