Are Those Kids Yours? Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib By Jaiya John, Here is a brazenly honest glimpse into the mind and heart of that child, a true story for the ages that flows like a soulful river—separated from his mother at birth, placed into foster care, adopted, and finally reunited with his biological family in adulthood—an astounding journey of personal discovery.
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Jaiya John has opened the floodgates on his own childhood with this piercing memoir. Magically, this book finds a way to sing as it cries, and to exude compassion even as it dispels well-entrenched myths. This story is sure to find itself well worn, stained by tears, and brushed by laughter in the lap of parents, adolescents, educators, students and professionals.
Thicker than Blood: Bonds of Fantasy and Reality in Adoption Selma Kramer, This book addresses the impact of adoption on biological parents, adoptive parents, adopted children, and siblings. Message From an Unknown Chinese Mother Xinran, This book tells the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran could not bring herself to tell previously — because they were too painful and close to home.
Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own: Xinran once again takes us right into the lives of Chinese women — students, successful business women, midwives, peasants, all with memories which have stained their lives. Whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions or hideous economic necessity… these women had to give up their daughters for adoption, others were forced to abandon them — on city streets, outside hospitals, orphanages or on station platforms — and others even had to watch their baby daughters being taken away at birth, and drowned.
The book sends a heartrending message from their birth mothers to all those Chinese girls who have been adopted overseas at the end of there were over , registered adoptive families for Chinese orphans, almost all girls, in 27 countries , to show them how things really were for their mothers, and to tell them they were loved and will never be forgotten. Adopted by an American family at age four, Jaclyn goes to her new home with a great burden. Her new family had to leave behind a little boy who had been under her charge at the Chinese orphanage.
Those who have been touched by adoption from China often speak those very words. This book provides the most thorough answer to date. This book explores the emotional and political complexities that create families across the boundaries of culture and geography. Adopting a Daughter from China Denise Harris Hoppenhauer, Written for first time parents, the practical advice offered here combines the challenging aspects of parenthood, with personal experience and the unique needs of adoptive families.
This easy to read, book covers every aspect of adopting from China: preparing the nursery, changing a name, the baby wardrobe, child development, selecting a pediatrician, child safety, feeding baby, the wait, packing for your trip, travel to China, early days together, pre and post-adoption resources, and more. Moore, A manifesto calling Christians to adopt children and to equip Christian families going through the process.
Offers biblical foundations for adoption and identifies adoption as a Great Commission priority in evangelical churches.
After the Dream Comes True: Post Adoption Support for Christian Families Michelle Gardner, As families lovingly and obediently welcome adopted children into their hearts and homes, there are many issues with which they need to deal. This book helps families consider these issues from a scriptural perspective and challenges families to see adoption as an opportunity to learn to trust and obey.
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Denise Harris Hoppenhauer, This book covers all aspects of toddler adoption and the immediate requirements for raising a toddler. Mei Mei presents a poignant glimpse of just a few of these remarkable children. The images show an almost endless range of expressions: small faces filled with longing and hope, joy and sadness, humor and mischief, defiance and despair. When that unique human being comes into focus, the connection is made and the red thread becomes visible. And once seen, the bond can never be broken. The story is told from the point of view of the toddler and touches on many of the concerns and fears that a child might be experiencing when their family decides to adopt.
Barley asks Mama the questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all. A nice introduction to adoption for any child, adopted or not. This is a story of a mother with an unfulfilled heart longing to love a child. Finally, her prayers and dreams come true, and Little Fox comes into her life.
It is a story he loves to hear over and over about the day he came home. She tells him how she waited and prayed for him, how he would look, and how he would smell. This is a charming story about adoption, when faith and hope are given free reign and the timing is given to God, whose timing is always perfect.
Three Names of Me Mary Cummings, A gentle, sensitive story of international adoption told through the eyes of a Chinese-American girl. Ada Lorane Bennett explains how she came to have several names—the first was from her birth mother and is buried deep in her heart, another she received at the orphanage, and the third came from her adoptive parents.
This is a warm and simplistic story, with a positive message on adoption. The delicate watercolors perfectly complement this charming text, a celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the world. For transracial and transcultural adoptees, celebrating the differences within their families as well as the similarities that connect them is the foundation for belonging. Each child will have their own story and their own special place to belong. While others may notice the physical differences between us on the outside, inside we are the same.
Borya and the Burps — An Eastern European Adoption Story B y Joan McNamara, A good introduction for young, recently adopted children, and a conversation starter for slightly older children ready to talk what adoption has meant in their lives. The book illustrates some of the confusion children feel when they are removed from multiple caretakers and groups of children and are moved into a loving family with a sensory-enriched home environment.
With their whole world turned upside down, children struggle to make sense of these changes and ultimately blossom within a family who will be theirs forever. Families who have adopted from other regions of the world will also find this story valuable. Comments while reading about what was the same and what was different for their child can personalize this story. The foster parents are pictured.
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Choco believes that physical similarity is a prerequisite for family relationships. He asks a series of animals who bear a resemblance to him if they might be his mother, but all turn him away. Choco is pleasantly surprised when Mrs.
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Bear takes an interest in him, plays with and cuddles him, and ultimately offers him a home. A multicultural message may also be read into this satisfying story with appealing illustrations and a very happy ending. Beginnings: How Families Come To Be B y Virginia Kroll, Sketches illustrate various ways to enlarge a family: birth, adoption, guardianship, single parenthood and so on. The responses are loving and reassuring as well as instructive. Kroll carefully selects children from a variety of backgrounds and it is respectful and never condescending. This is an agreeable reminder that happy families come in all colors and combinations.
B y John and Jane Sardos, Born in the year of the dragon, little Jaynie embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns from her mother how she became a special part of her very unique family. Provides sections for parents discussing the unique practical and emotional dimensions of adoptive children and their families, and offers many suggestions. Though a little outdated the book was published in , this book offers great insight for parents adopting outside the United States and could be helpful for parents adopting transracially domestically. The book explores themes from the obvious celebrating your child's culture to the best-kept secrets feelings of guilt, dealing with your child's grief issues.
Cheri Register is honest and straightforward about her experiences as an adoptive parent, but she also relies heavily on academic Though a little outdated the book was published in , this book offers great insight for parents adopting outside the United States and could be helpful for parents adopting transracially domestically. Cheri Register is honest and straightforward about her experiences as an adoptive parent, but she also relies heavily on academic studies, research and anectdotes from others. This is a must-read for parents preparing to adopt internationally.
Jan 22, Cori rated it really liked it Shelves: adoption. This book is a little outdated, but still applicable in many ways. However, it's a hard pill to swallow at some points, because a lot of the adoptees interviewed were less than happy with how their lives turned out. It was good to get that perspective, to see what I can do better for my own child, but if you are looking for something more instructive or up to date, this would not be the book. A bit out dated but covered some good coping mechanisms for those pesky questions you get when out in public with your adopted child.
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Jan 21, Amber rated it it was ok Shelves: jumped-ship. Couldn't really get into this book, skimmed parts Other people seemed to really like it though, so who knows! Feb 26, Trish rated it liked it Shelves: adoption-parenting. Outdated but provides some good foot for thought and possible strategies for dealing with issues that are likely to arise. May 26, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: adoption.
A bit tedious in parts, but what I appreciated the most is that this was the first book that really got me thinking about the deeper issues involved in transracial adoption. Apr 04, deLille rated it it was amazing Shelves: changed-how-i-look-at-things. A "must read" for anyone who has considered adopting abroad.
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