Spoken Emotion: A collection of poetry about adoption – Elizabeth & Oliver Archer
Hello friends, It’s time for another book review. It’s been a while but, since #nationalpoetrymonth takes place in April, I thought I’d focus on poetry books about adoption or that have been written by adoptees. The first in this series is the collection Spoken Emotion, by Elizabeth and Oliver Archer. As I was searching for…
The Adoptee Reads is back: A little update on where I’ve been
Hello friends, It’s been almost over a year since I last posted. I can’t believe it’s been so long! I think most of us can say that surviving the pandemic along with other life changes has been challenging. I’ll be honest, the pandemic, coupled with the rise in hate crimes and police brutality has been…
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self // Book Review
Hello Friends, It’s been a bit, but I’m back with another book review. I’ve been busy the past two weeks and I feel lucky to have had some time to read, Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self. Spring Break occurred for my town’s school district and I’ve been busy chasing around children while also…
When the Black Girl Sings – Bil Wright // YA Book Review
Hi Friends, It’s time for another book review. This week I got to read a Young-Adult book focused on adoption. Hooray! It’s rare that I find books centered around adoption in YA literature, but in the coming years I’d like to see more. Growing up, it would have been very meaningful to have found a…
The Primal Wound – Nancy Verrier // Book Notes Pt.3
Hello friends, This post concludes the last of my book notes on The Primal Wound by author Nancy Verrier. You can find the other two blog posts here and here. I’ve been taking notes on this book rather than doing a long book review due to the plethora of information that the book has on…
The Primal Wound – Nancy Verrier // Book Notes Pt. 2
These next few blog posts aren’t full book reviews on the text but, a collection of interesting notes that I took down while reading the book.
The Primal Wound – Nancy Verrier // Book Notes
he Primal Wound instead discusses the psychological and physical symptoms that adoption can have on the adopted triad, (birth mother, adoptee, and adoptive parents) and focuses primarily on helping to heal the hurt adoptee.
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories // Part 2
One of the most interesting things that I noticed while reading the men’s stories in Part Two was a large number of similarities that many of the men shared. One’s identity around their perceived “blackness,” was present in almost all of the men’s stories and ideas around how one’s adoptive parents celebrated or, left out…
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories – Rhonda & Simon
Many issues around a transracial adoptee’s ethnic, cultural, and self-identity center around the support or, lack of, the support they have experienced from their adoptive parents. Part Two is split between twelve women and twelve men sharing their stories about their transracial adoption.
You Don’t Look Adopted – Anne Heffron
The main focus of You Don’t Look Adopted is how adoption has caused Heffron emotional trauma and how she’s learning to heal.