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 – 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.
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Want Their Parents To Know – Sherrie Eldridge / Part 2
In this review, I’m finishing up my thoughts on Sherrie Eldridge’s Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. I’ve already reviewed Part One and Part Two, Chapters 3 – 10 in another review here. Today I’ll share my thoughts on the last chapters of Part Two, and once again, highlight sections that I…
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew – Sherrie Eldridge / Part 1
Published in 1999, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge has just reached its twentieth anniversary. When one searches for “Adoption Books,” this book is commonly highlighted by search engines, and there’s a good reason for it. Eldridge’s book showers readers with crucial information about the adoptee perspective while also…
All You Can Ever Know – Nicole Chung
Though it came out late in the 2018, Nicole Chung’s All You Can Ever Know is one of the best books of the year. And, as an adoptee, it’s one of the most important books to come out about adoption in a while.