Resources

Where is your child from? Bedrooms from around the world

Where is your child from? Bedrooms from around the world

Our adopted children all have different beginnings. Some come from impoverished countries, others live in wealthy countries but have had tragic beginnings that left them abandoned and in need of a home. Photographer James Mollison came up with the idea to photograph children’s bedrooms around the world. He photographed bedrooms in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, […]

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Questions to ask an Adoption Therapist to Determine Competence

Questions to ask an Adoption Therapist to Determine Competence

I found this list on the Secret Sons & Daughters website. The site has a lot of excellent comments from counselors, so visit and check out what they say. In the meantime, here’s a list of 10 questions that adoption therapist Leslie Pate Mackinnon recommends you ask when choosing an adoption therapist. 1. What is […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Words of wisdom from an adoptee

Words of wisdom from an adoptee

Christine Brewer is a happy, well-adjusted young woman who was adopted when she was an infant. She recently started a blog to help parents and adopted children to understand the pain and confusion that can surround adoption and how it can be transformed. Christine was kind enough to answer some questions for Adopting While Abroad. […]

By March 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
School genealogy projects

School genealogy projects

All adoptive parents know that  there will one day be a school project that will demand something we can’t produce — a baby picture, a family tree that is simple and clean or a DNA experiment that will show that family members are related. Christine Mitchell has written a wonderful free resource for dealing with […]

By March 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
15 things I wish I could tell my adoptive parents

15 things I wish I could tell my adoptive parents

Jessenia Arias (Gonzalez), an adult adoptee polled other adoptees about what they would like to tell their adoptive parents. The issue that came up the most was transparency about birth families and the adoption story. The adopted children who responded made it clear that parents can help their children by telling them as much as […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Adoption secret

Adoption secret

While most adoptive parents have learned the importance of telling their children they are adopted from an early age, sometimes it doesn’t happen. Steve Lickteig learned at 18 that the girl he believed was his sister was actually his biological mother. Steve is the senior producer for National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered in […]

By March 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Resources for singles

Resources for singles

Debbie Driessen-Grika, a social worker and home study provider for expats who want to adopt while living abroad, provided While Abroad with a reference list for single people. Her list includes resources to help those in all phases of the adoption process. Single Parent Resource Center 31 E. 28th Street, NY, NY 10016 The Daddy […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: The Colors of Us

Book Review: The Colors of Us

The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz is about a little girl the color of cinnamon, whose artist mother teaches her that there are many shades of brown and all are beautiful. Lena’s mother, who is the color of French toast, explains colors to her daughter by talking a walk through their diverse neighborhood. As […]

By March 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: Kimchi & Calamari

Book Review: Kimchi & Calamari

Kimchi & Calamari, by Rose Kent, is a wonderful coming-of-age story about a boy who was born in Korea and adopted by very traditional Italian-American parents who live in New Jersey.  A school assignment to write a paper about family heritage ultimately leads 14-year-old Joseph Calderaro on a quest to learn more about his Korean […]

By August 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Adoption advice for Australian expats

Adoption advice for Australian expats

By Jerrie Alp, Hong Kong Adopting while living overseas can be very challenging. There are no guidelines to follow and you can often feel like you are trying to work things out all on your own. The most important thing you can do is research, research and more research…and where there wasn’t a way before […]

By April 15, 2011 7 Comments Read More →