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Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love

by Ellen Cole, Esther D Rothblum & Janet M Wright

Lesbian Step Families: An Ethnography of Love explores five lesbian step families’definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret...


The Second Chance

by Wyatt Harris

Wyatt Harris was born with one arm in mainline China. Because of the one-child policy and figuring he would be of little value to the family, he was abandoned as an infant to an orphanage, where he was adopted...


The Night Book

by Charlotte Grimshaw

Shortlisted for the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards this is an unflinching novel on contemporary NZ society.'It was this contemplation of the future that made Roza frightened, and that caused her to turn her mind,...


The International Adoption Handbook

by Myra Alperson

For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating,...


Welcome Home!: An International and Nontraditional Adoption Reader

by Lita Linzer Schwartz & Florence Kaslow

Examine the pros and cons of nontraditional adoption!

Welcome Home! An International and Nontraditional Adoption Reader is an essential guide to the process, pros, and cons of adopting children from outside...


Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes

by Ann Angel & Marc Thomas

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela,...


Can I tell you about Adoption?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Anne Braff Brodzinsky & Rosy Salaman

Meet Chelsea - a young girl who is adopted. Chelsea invites readers to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who have been transracially adopted. Chelsea and her...


The Fastest Growing Religion on Earth: How Genealogy Captured the Brains and Imaginations of Americans

A Child's Journey Through Placement

by Vera I Fahlberg

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to...


Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...


Two Little Girls: A Memoir of Adoption

by Theresa Reid

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Matc

by Beth Hall & Gail Steinberg

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide...


Breeding in Captivity: One Woman's Unusual Path to Motherhood

by Stacy Bolt

Breeding in Captivity takes us on Stacy Bolt’s journey to have a child at "advanced maternal age," first with the help of a Really Expensive fertility specialist, and then ultimately through a local adoption...


Lost Daughter: A Daughter's Suffering, a Mother's Unconditional Love, an Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival.

by Nola Wunderle

We were all full of expectation as we waited patiently at Melbourne's international airport. I hadn't slept properly for weeks. All of us had been waiting for this moment for months. Our fourth child was soon...


To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care

by Cris Beam

An intimate, authoritative look at the foster care system that examines why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and what can be done to change it.


The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

by Karin Evans

In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common...


Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

by Joy Rees, Jamie Goldberg & Alan Burnell

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model...


20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

by Sherrie Eldridge

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...


Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

by Sherrie Eldridge

"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...


Wish You Happy Forever

by Jenny Bowen

In the summer of 1998, Jenny Bowen looked out her kitchen window onto her garden, and her life changed forever. Her three-year-old daughter Maya, whom she and her husband had adopted months earlier from an orphanage...