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Finding Motherhood: An Unexpected Journey by Jill M Murphy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,760. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
When Jill Murphy became pregnant at the age of seventeen, she was faced with some difficult decisions. Unsure of how to be the mother she knew her child deserved, Murphy chose adoption for her baby. Years later, after she married the man of her dreams, Murphy decided it was time to create the family she’d always imagined. Her journey toward motherhood then took an unexpected turn: adoption.
What's My Name Now, Daddy? by Glenn Ernest
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,630. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
People attempting adoptions, particularly international adoptions, soon learn that they are about to encounter a stifling bureaucracy. This is the story of how one family successfully dealt with them, together with tips which should save people not only a great deal of time but also perhaps thousands of dollars along the way. The author did, so anyone can do it once they learn how.
Echoes of Silence: Letters to a Drug Addicted Mother from the Woman Who Took Her Place by Gwen Miller
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,280. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
Gwen unfolds a story of hope and heartache as she attempts to connect with her drug addicted niece, Melissa, to help her find her way back to her babies. As time passes, more and more discoveries are made of the horrors and abuse inflicted upon her children. Hope turns to despair as Gwen is overwhelmed by the task of healing these traumatized youngsters.
Conquering Chaos by Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,350. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Since Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra shared their story of teen pregnancy and adoption on the MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, they've been known for their inspiring commitment to growing up right. Now, in their debut book, Catelynn and Tyler tell the story in their own words...and they leave nothing out.
We Were Adopted: Triumph of the Human Spirit From the Lives of Celebrated People Who Were Adopted by Gregory P. Hawkins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
A book about celebrated people who were adopted. It's for all of us who wonder: Can I make it? Do I have value? Do I have a future? You're not alone. You do have a future. It's in your hands. It should be read by every boy and girl, every teenager, every young adult - but especially those who have been or are being raised by one or more adults who are not their natural parents.
Abby's Road, the Long and Winding Road to Adoption; and how Facebook, Aquaman and Theodore Roosevelt helped! by Michael Curry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Abby's Road leads a couple through their days of infertility treatments and adoption. It is told with gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) humor from the perspective of a nerdy father and his loving and understanding wife. Join Mike and Esther as they prepare their house, prepare their family and prepare themselves; and then wait for their daughter to be born a thousand miles from home.
This Is Mine: My Story, My Life by Malinda Phillips
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
This Is Mine: My Story, My Life shares life stories of those who have experienced foster care. Philly shares through imagery, using Pandora's Box as a metaphor for her complicated relationship with her biological family. ShirleyAlexis pours out her story, the painful horrifying truth of it, in a torrent of words that capture you and hold you breathless...
Loss, Adoption, & Love... My Human And Spiritual Journey by Ann James
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 62,560. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This deeply personal story will resonate with many people, including those who are not actually involved with adoption. The Author’s life journey is inspiring, and has been one of Australia’s catalysts for growth since the secrecy laws around adoption were lifted.
Hypothetical Future Baby: An Unsentimental Adoption Memoir by Claudia Chapman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
This unsentimental adoption memoir is the story of what happened to Claudia when pregnancy didn't. From England to Ethiopia and back again, it’s a story about doing something different. About too much cleaning. It’s a story about paperwork, pregnancy announcements, wrestling with God, falling down, getting up, coming to terms, and - eventually - it’s a story about becoming a mother.
Signing with A Heavy Hand and Heart, Love Mommy by Sondra Torres
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,890. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
I take my FAS and turn it into a teaching tool to help others learn what I go through every day of my life. If one person listens to what I have to say, then I have done my job. This is what I was born to do. I have won many awards for my work. The awards I’ve won have been great, but my biggest award is knowing that my message is being delivered and knowing I might make a difference for 1 child
Journey To Josie by James Chew
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Chinese-American adopts a child from China and, along the way, addresses some long-buried issues from being raised in a small California town where his family was the sole Chinese family.
Children of Dreams, An Adoption Memoir by Lorilyn Roberts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption(5.00 from 1 review)
Communist blockades, life-threatening illness, betrayal, and deceit all play a part in this one-of-a-kind adoption memoir.
Adoption, The Best Gift: A handbook for prospective adoptive parents by Nikki Biers
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
When Nikki Biers and her husband started looking into adoption, they had no idea what to expect. First adoption experiences can be overwhelming and even a little frightening especially not knowing what questions to ask. Adoption, The Best Gift was born from this need for basic procedural and emotional guidance. Each chapter covers an important step in making the dream of a family a reality.
Journey Back Home: A Dad's Tale of Fostering and Adoption by EE George
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,800. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Nowadays foster parents get all kinds of training prior to opening their door to their first child, none of which provides the missing ingredient that a substitute Mom or Dad really needs: experience. That’s where Journey Back Home comes in. The narrative has relevance to anyone interested in dealing with difficult child behaviors or directing their children’s lives purposefully.
Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,350. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011 by Snowcap Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
An adoptive mother draws on her own experiences, extensive research, and interviews with adoptive families, grown adoptees, and professionals to create a memorable collection of practical tips and real-life stories for anyone who's adopting, or has adopted, an older child.
Raising Shane: Foster Care and Adoption of the Special Needs Child by Kate Rosemary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Published by Westview, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
If you are thinking about fostering or adoption, this is a good book to start with. In 52 short chapters on different topics related to adoption and foster care, this book invites you thoughtfully prepare for the realistic challenges you may face. Each thought-provoking topic is illustrated by a poignant real-life example, followed by suggestions to help you get ready for a special needs child.
Called to Adoption: A Christian's Guide to Answering the Call by Mardie Caldwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,000. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
Do you feel that you are called to adopt a child? Many Christian families, seeing the need to step forward in faith and raise a child not of their bodies, are choosing to learn more about the miracle of families created through adoption.
It's Heart Work: Being The Village That Raises A Child... by Evelyn Polk
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by HEART Talk Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
...is a memoir in which "Ms.Evelyn" shares the joys and pains of counseling, mentoring, parenting,and caring for youth impacted by the circumstances of separation from their biological parents.
What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective by Sally Bacchetta
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective is a tender, revealing look at adoption from the parent perspective. Whether you are an adoptive parent, an adoptee, someone considering adoption, or simply curious about adoption dynamics, this book will touch your heart and increase your sensitivity to the challenges and joys that are unique to adoptive parenting.
Learning to Love a Stranger by Cathy Bonnstetter
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption(5.00 from 1 review)
When families make the decision to adopt overseas they often think the big challenges come with the administrative processes. Those are huge challenges, but even bigger ones and the amazing awards come when that child, who has been just a thought, finally comes home. In this book, several families discuss that all important first year they were "learning to love a stranger."