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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children , Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and the mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, and medicine to guide parents through all stages of their child's development. Melina addresses the pressing adoption issues... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 18.75
'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... 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...
- 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...