How I Was Adopted

Sam has a joyful story to tell, one completely her own, yet common to millions of families -- the story of how she was adopted.

How I Was Adopted

Author: Joanna Cole

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688170552

Page: 48

View: 832

Sam has a joyful story to tell, one completely her own, yet common to millions of families -- the story of how she was adopted. Most of all, it's a story about love. And in the end, Sam's story comes full circle, inviting young readers to share stories of how they were adopted.

How I Was Adopted

A young girl tells the story of how she came to be her parents' child through adoption.

How I Was Adopted

Author: Joanna Cole

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606172431

Page:

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A young girl tells the story of how she came to be her parents' child through adoption.

How I Was Adopted

The story of a young girl's adoption from China is told in a series of illustrations.

How I Was Adopted

Author: Dianne Pearce

Publisher: Sleeping Giant

ISBN: 9780972264631

Page: 72

View: 753

The story of a young girl's adoption from China is told in a series of illustrations.

The Best Single Mom in the World

A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.

The Best Single Mom in the World

Author:

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 9780807506660

Page: 32

View: 262

A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Author: Sherrie Eldridge

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307570819

Page: 240

View: 988

"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 extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home.

Trophy Kid

Since his much-publicized adoption at age three by American movie stars, thirteen-year-old Josef's carefully scripted public life has hidden the isolation he feels at home, but writing a book with a ghostwriter reveals much about his ...

Trophy Kid

Author: Steve Atinsky

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385901819

Page: 184

View: 678

Since his much-publicized adoption at age three by American movie stars, thirteen-year-old Josef's carefully scripted public life has hidden the isolation he feels at home, but writing a book with a ghostwriter reveals much about his adoptive family and the one he lost during the war in Croatia.

Today I Was Adopted

book is dedicated to our daughter Alexis in remembrance of the very special day we adopted her, and to my husband Doug, for his love, ...

Today I Was Adopted

Author: Yvonne Drew

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1598869078

Page: 18

View: 281

She happily finds a home with her aunt and uncle and shares this very special day with youa " the day she was adopted. A wonderful children's book for every family "

Adopted

adopted. “There has always been this sign hanging in my room for as long as I can ... 1—Billy, age 19 “I always knew I was adopted, probably because I can't ...

Adopted

Author: Suzanne Buckingham Slade

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810885697

Page: 232

View: 439

The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teens, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens, and gain powerful insights from those who have gone through some of their same frustrations, struggles, and concerns. This revised edition features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens address various concerns, such as fitting in, deciding whether or not to search for their birth parents, meeting their birth parents, and what defines a family.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

I was adopted, and it was my parents' way of explaining how I was different and always would be, and that I was loved like all the other family members ...

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453275290

Page: 320

View: 878

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul will touch your heart with stories of finding and creating families. From tales about international orphaned babies and children who spent years in the foster-care system to those who were adopted at birth, this very special compilation conveys the true meaning of unconditional love.

23 Voices of Adopted Youth

—Leah, age 15, adopted at two weeks old in Canada Growing up in our household, it was really, like, open communication is a thing that we really valued, ...

23 Voices of Adopted Youth

Author: Lori Rosove

Publisher: Lori Rosove

ISBN: 0968835457

Page: 239

View: 410

23: Voices of Adopted Youth is a powerful glimpse of adopted youth’s thoughts on how adoption has impacted their lives. Through their own voices, twenty-three youths share heartfelt and profound stories about relationships with parents and birth parents and how, ultimately, these affect their sense of identity, self-image, relationships with siblings and friends, and expectations of self and others. They acknowledge the uniqueness of adoption and emphasize the importance of knowing who they were born to and their right to explore that option. Despite experiences of confusion, anger, frustration, and sadness, these youth were all grateful to have been adopted into their families. Each youth voice authentically displays raw wisdom, insight, and passion and provides the reader with an enhanced understanding of the adoptee experience, parenting an adopted child, and parenting in general.

My Adopted Life

My parents told me that I was adopted at the age of six. I don't understand how I was able to grasp exactly what the word adoption meant.

My Adopted Life

Author: Lauren Lynne

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480836249

Page: 108

View: 820

In My Adopted Life, author Lauren Lynne tells her adoption story from her perspective. She shares lessons, questions, and letters written by her and her birth family. Through these letters, Lauren learned answers to the questions that had been with her a long time: how her birth parents met, what her birth mothers pregnancy was like, how she made decisions regarding the adoption, and what she had to sacrifice to ensure that Lauren would be placed with the best family possible. Knowing this information helped Lauren to better understand herself and to know that her adopted family is her true family and that love determines all things. In this personal narrative, a young woman shares the story of her life, exploring the details of her adoption and getting to know her birth parents.

Raising Adopted Children Revised Edition

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 ...

Raising Adopted Children  Revised Edition

Author: Lois Ruskai Melina

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062014374

Page: 400

View: 951

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 of today, such as open adoption, international adoption, and transracial adoption, and answers parents' most frequently asked questions, such as: How will my child "bond" or form attachments to me? When and how should I tell my child that he was adopted? What should schools be told about my child? Will adoption make adolescent upheavals more complicated? Up-to-date, sensitive, and clear, Raising Adopted Children is the definitive resource for all adoptive parents and concerned professionals.

I Was Adopted Twice

In "I Was Adopted Twice: My Parent's Love, My Father's Redemption," Patricia A. Douglas shares how adoption revealed the true purpose for her life.

I Was Adopted Twice

Author: Patricia Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578823164

Page: 204

View: 354

In "I Was Adopted Twice: My Parent's Love, My Father's Redemption," Patricia A. Douglas shares how adoption revealed the true purpose for her life.

I m Adopted

Everyone I studied with knew I was adopted. They knew I was born in Russia and a lot of the time asked questions about what I knew.

I m Adopted

Author: Alex Gilbert

Publisher: Alex Gilbert

ISBN: 1983519006

Page: 170

View: 639

Adopted from an orphanage in Russia when he was two years old, Alex Gilbert tells us his story of what it was like growing up in a small town in New Zealand as an adopted child. This story starts in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The city where Alex was born. His birth mother unable to take care of him, decided to place him into an orphanage. Alex was adopted into his New Zealand family in 1994 when he was two years old. Unable to remember anything and with only his birth parents names on paper, Alex has always been determined to find his birth parents. It was a case of curiosity and wonder. With his New Zealand parents supporting him, Alex decided to do a search for them in 2013 with the help of social media. He was able to find his birth mother Tatiana and then eventually his birth father Mihail. They had both gone seperate ways before Alex was born. His birth mother never told Mihail of his existence. After a series of messages and Skype calls, Alex flew to Russia at the end of 2013, meeting them both for the first time. His story was told on New Zealand TV in 2014, helping Alex connect with others adopted in New Zealand who also came from the same orphanage as him in Arkhangelsk, Russia. This story follows Alex on his journey after he met his birth parents for the first time. Alex went to Russia again in 2015 to appear on Russia's 'Let them Talk' TV show and then again in 2017 to visit his orphanage in Arkhangelsk. He also was honored to meet Anna Kuznetsova, The Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation while in Russia. With his own search for his birth parents, Alex created "I'm Adopted" which helps others around the world share their stories and reconnect using social media. Alex talks about how this project has expanded worldwide and how it has helped others also adopted connect with their birth parents.

Adopted

These are my sister's thoughts “As far back as I can recall, the name Peggy was seared into my consciousness – the sister who was adopted.

Adopted

Author: Monica Blackman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728344050

Page: 264

View: 703

This is a riveting heartfelt story of triumph of a woman who has evolved in varying facets to be a discerning, kind and an unequivocally stylish, passionate soul. Her story starts in her picturesque native island of Jamaica, which gives a preview of the rebounding spirit she would need throughout her life. Her story of Adoption from the Natural to the Spiritual is one which greets the readers heart with emotions to protect, encourage, and love young Peggy McDonald. While the lack of encouragement and affection would affect her in her childhood, she discovered her worth not based on anyone’s summation, but on what she felt was possible through her natural intuition. Her innate giftings would start to bloom in her young adult life as she traversed bustling New York City at the tender age of 18. She learnt some harsh lessons which gave her both a steely strength and quintessential capacity to care for the vulnerable or heartbroken. This memoir she has written is an honest look into a lady who pursues excellence in all aspects of her life, while allowing kindness to direct her soul.

We Love You Hundreds and Thousands

For more info, see www.dararead.com Praise for this book "When I first read We Love You Hundreds and Thousands I was overwhelmed. Never had I read a book which spoke to contemporary adoption and permanent care so well.

We Love You Hundreds and Thousands

Author: Dara Read

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648819530

Page: 48

View: 243

A vibrant and touching children's picture book about foster care, adoption and growing up in a diverse family. We Love You Hundreds and Thousands enables children who are fostered and adopted to frame their identity in a positive way from a very young age. Written by an adoptee who is now a mother, this vibrant and touching story is about belonging and having a strong sense of self. The book aims to promote a strong sense of security and self confidence in children who are fostered and adopted. Embedded in it is a special message for them ─ you are loved enormously. This unique children's picture book is also a window into the life of a diverse family and an insight into the special bond between a child and their foster or adoptive parents. It will support parents, families, friends, classrooms and communities to talk about adoption and foster care in an open and loving way. Why does Jasmine always have hundreds and thousands at her birthday parties and what makes her super special? You're invited to some of her best birthday parties to find out... In We Love You Hundreds and Thousands, Jasmine shows us that it's the simple things in life that make you extra happy and that being fostered or adopted is a wonderful thing! Jasmine is super special and so is this book ─ it will delight children and adults alike. So come on a fun-loving romp through Jasmine's birthday parties and see what makes them so awesome! About the Author Dara Read was born in Australia in the 80s and was adopted by her mum and dad who love parties as much as she does. Did we mention that Dara loves parties? She does, especially if she can dance! Dara now lives by the beach in Sydney with her family. Her favourite things are cuddles with her kids, being in the ocean and almost anything that sparkles. On the more serious side, Dara is a writer and social justice lawyer. She has worked as a children's lawyer and youth worker. She has also been a senior ministerial adviser for children who are adopted and in out-of-home care. For more info, see www.dararead.com Praise for this book "When I first read We Love You Hundreds and Thousands I was overwhelmed. Never had I read a book which spoke to contemporary adoption and permanent care so well. Through my networks of foster and adoptive parents I often hear of primarily school children struggling with telling their friends that they don't live with their birth parents. These children see themselves as being just like all of the other children at school and they are proud of who they are. But their friends often don't know how to react. This book speaks to those children. It speaks to their friends. It speaks to the parents of those friends. It is a book I love to read with my adoptive and biological children and a book I share with my family and friends who have connections with adoption or permanent care." - Kelly - mum of Hope (age 6), Abigail (age 3) and Stevie (age 3)

Adopted By God

I went outside the next day and told my friends that I was adopted and that she (my mom) was not my mother. My friends told me that I was crazy and how I ...

Adopted By God

Author: Quivari Jackson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1635252261

Page: 58

View: 133

Do you know anyone who was adopted? Are you adopted? Have you ever thought about adopting a child? This is one man's journey with dealing his own personal struggles with adoption. In the midst of trying to find his own identity, he discovered that not only was he naturally adopted but he was spiritually adopted as well. When Quivari was a child at the tender age of nine, he found out some devastating news that shattered the world he'd known. His parents were not his own. He was adopted. Quivari then set out to find his identity. He wanted to know who he really was and questioned why his biological parents didn't want him. This journey caused Quivari to battle a gamut of emotions and question everything and everyone he knew and loved. Until one day, Quivari started hearing from his Father. His Father started to talk to him about his life and his future. When Quivari realized just how much this Father had given up for him and was willing to do for him just because he loved him, Quivari started to gain hope. But could he risk being hurt again? Would he bounce back from this if he was wrong about this? In this day and age where the church has just become a place where people go to every now and then to relieve their guilty conscience, Adopted by God challenges readers with these timeless questions: What is God to you? Is He truly your father? Do you really feel like you are His son or daughter? Quivari's journey will help you answer these questions honestly and show you how you too were adopted by God!

Adopted by an Awesome Father

... said nothing because they actually forgot; the adoption was so complete that the fact that I was adopted meant I was nothing other than their daughter.

Adopted by an Awesome Father

Author: JoAnne Thompson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524664820

Page: 132

View: 249

This book has been written to help preachers and teachers within the church to look at the Theology/Doctrine of Adoption and to help them to understand its importance in revealing the love of God to others. I have related the subject to my own experience and journey as an adopted child, both as a baby and as a Christian. In describing my personal journey, I hope to be able to help those who struggle with adoption and those who struggle to understand their adoption as a child of God. I hope that this will enable people who read this book to see that what God has done is amazing and incredible and how He shows us love that is beyond what we could ever expect or imagine.

Gaetano s Secret

The book in a way is a dedication to their spirit and how it was instilled in me.

Gaetano s Secret

Author: Peter Travaglio

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781658227094

Page: 117

View: 866

I was adopted in 1951 in what was called the Adoptions Era of Secret and Lies. You were not told you were adopted and it was never talked about with family and friends. But of course everyone knew. My issue or what I call my stigma of adoption is your not like the other kids. I was different because I was adopted. I wasn't angry, I loved my parents and my life. I just did not want to be different. So, I buried the fact, suppressed it so deep I did not tell my wife until I was 42 years old. Then I began my search. A journey filled with high expectations and the harsh reality of finding the people who gave you up. I write this hoping I can help the parents who adopt and the children who are adopted deal with the search and whatever comes of that experience. The story is set on the streets of Newark and Jersey City. It details my growing up in a great neighborhood in Newark, NJ.Detailing the rich traditions of Italian-Americans who left their countries and lived full and rich lives in America and contributed to the growth of this country. The book in a way is a dedication to their spirit and how it was instilled in me.