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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 →
Book Review: The Language of the Trees

Book Review: The Language of the Trees

I love to read novels, but have so little spare time that when I do manage to sit down with a book I am often disappointed. I anticipate a journey filled with wonderful characters. I want storylines with language that carries me to another place. The Language of the Trees by Ilie Ruby is the […]

By November 5, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Book review: Rosie’s Family, An Adoption Story

Book review: Rosie’s Family, An Adoption Story

I’ve got a half a dozen children’s books on adoption, but this is the one my 5-year-old daughter likes the most. A frank book that addresses interracial adoption, Rosie’s Family tells the story of a beagle who was adopted as a puppy by a family of schnauzers.  It was written to be used primarily as […]

By October 16, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Book Review: The Best For You

Book Review: The Best For You

The Best For You, by Kelsey Stewart is a book designed to help an adopted child understand that his birth mother’s difficult decision to place him for adoption was based on love. The book is written from the perspective of the birth mother and explains the reasons she decided to place her child for adoption. […]

By September 3, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
NPR Reporter writes about adopting from China

NPR Reporter writes about adopting from China

Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, remembers the moment he and his wife decided to adopt. “We’d both been in places where there are a lot of children who’d been abandoned,” he tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep. “We just looked at each other and said, ‘Why are we doing this? There are children […]

By August 22, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Author Interview: Sensitive Sam’s Marla Roth-Fisch

Author Interview: Sensitive Sam’s Marla Roth-Fisch

By  Danette M. Schott, S-O-S Research (reprinted with permission) We have all experienced our senses being on overload at one time or another. Although I love Bon Jovi, I wish I had brought ear plugs to his last concert. If I forget my sunglasses, I feel like I am a walking vampire being exposed to […]

By August 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
The developing brain

The developing brain

American broadcast journalist Charlie Rose hosted an interesting program about the developing brain. He looks at every aspect of brain development, from language acquisition to brain disorders. Learn about nature versus nurture in terms of brain development and how children learn and develop. Co-hosted by Eric Kandel of Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical […]

By May 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Gendercide: The Worldwide War on Baby Girls

Gendercide: The Worldwide War on Baby Girls

The Economist has published one of the best articles on “gendercide” that I have seen. Technology, declining fertility and ancient prejudice are combining to unbalance societies XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. The wife was giving birth. “We had scarcely sat down in the […]

By May 16, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
A daughter in Haiti

A daughter in Haiti

Writer and adoptive parent John Seabrook details his attempts to get his daughter home after the eartquake in Haiti.  Read the New Yorker Magazine article here. He was also intereviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) where he discussed the joys and struggles of international adoption.

By May 15, 2010 0 Comments Read More →