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  • An Empty Lapby Jill Smolowe

    Atria Books 2013; Not Available

    "Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then priorities shifted, needs changed...." In her late thirties, journalist Jill Smolowe's life and career at Time magazine was on track. Her... more...

  • The Fiction of Relationshipby Arnold Weinstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    "A clear and straightforward discussion of the ways in which literatures and their comparative study must depend upon the problematics of interpersonal and other relations. . . . This study will prove as useful as it is wide-ranging, and indeed, comparative in the good sense."--Mary Ann Caws, Graduate School, City University of New York "Here is... more...

  • Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoptionby Vilna Bashi Treitler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues. 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...

  • Toddler Tamingby Christopher Green

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 28.52

    The bestselling guide to your child's behaviour from the ages of one through to four. Many parents wonder how the sweet, chubby baby which gurgles happily at them for the first twelve months changes so suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, heel drumming, carpet biting toddler. What's gone wrong? Whose fault is it? What can be done about it?... more...

  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorderby Maria Catterick; Liam Curran; Ed Riley

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 23.95

    This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. more...

  • Breeding in Captivityby Stacy Bolt

    Skirt! 2013; US$ 21.99

    More and more women today are waiting to have children?whether intentionally or due to circumstances beyond their control. But when they do, the desire to have a child at an ?advanced maternal age? can be both overwhelming and intimidating. Breeding in Captivity illuminates the experience of infertility and adoption, offering readers an inside... more...

  • Making Sense of Adoptionby Lois Ruskai Melina

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    When to tell, What to tell, and How to tell Children who are adopted have predictable and often unspoken concerns about themselves and how they joined their families. In this wise and timely guide, Lois Melina, author of the classic manual Raising Adopted Children, helps parents anticipate and respond to those concerns in ways that build self-esteem.... more...

  • Wish You Happy Foreverby Jenny Bowen

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages?and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them?from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise. After reading an article about the thousands of baby girls languishing in Chinese orphanages, Bowen... more...

  • Instant Momby Nia Vardalos

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "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...