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Transracial Adoptive Families - Coping with Stereotypes
The skill set necessary to navigate the race-conscious world needs to be explicitly taught. Victor Groza

Acknowledging Differences in Adoption - Interview with Pat Johnston
Adopted children are sons and daughters both to parents they don't know who are genetically connected to them and to adoptive parents, with whom they share no genes. Since the rest of the world defines these family roles genetically, we each experience this difference. Interview with the author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families. Allison Martin

A Teacher Speaks: Adoption and Sharing Chinese Culture with Your Children
An experienced teacher examines ways teachers and families can share Chinese culture with children of different ages. Interview with Freddie Remza, the author of The Journey to Me. Allison Martin

Talking About Birthparents with Young Adoptees
Carrie Kitze explains ways to encourage your young children to feel comfortabletalking about their birthparents. Allison Martin

Societal Views of Adoption
Claudia Nelson, author of Little Strangers, discusses societal views toward adoption, past and present, in this interview. Allison Martin

Adoption History - Interview with Barbara Melosh
Even as adoptions grow in acceptance, they are not as numerous as they once were. How has our understanding of adoption changed over the last century? Interview with the author of Strangers and Kin, The American Way of Adoption. Allison Martin

The Power of Love to Transform and Heal - Adoption Story
The transforming power of love and the adoption of an older child. Jackie Lantry

Scrapbooking Tips
Scrapbook advice for your album or journal. Kael

A Whole New World
Growing number of parents who've adopted children from China seek to give not just family, home and love -- but culture and language too. Jocelyn Dong

Post Adoption Blues
Karen Foli, co-author of Post-Adoption Blues, explains the concept behind adoption blues in this interview. Allison Martin

Tips for Adoptive Grandparents
An adoptee provides suggestions for grandparents of adopted children. Beth O'Malley

Life Books: Every Adopted Child Needs One
Why you will want to create a life book for your adopted child, by the author of LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child. Beth O'Malley

Questions Children Have About Adoption
An interview with Lori Resove, author of Rosie's Family. Allison Martin

A Revolutionary New Look at Adoption
Author Adam Pertman, author of "The Adoption Nation" examines the transformation of adoption today, with advice for adoptive families and prospective adopters, in this interview. Allison Martin

The State of Knowledge About Foreign Adoptions
An insightful discussion of adoption research and its application for adoptees and adoptive families. Dr. Monica Dalen

Adoption Language
Appropriate terminology when speaking about adoption and adoptive family members. Pat Johnston

The Beauty of Adoption
The discrepancy between media coverage of adoption and the reality. Margie Hershey

Celebrating Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Families who are adoptiong from China celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival together in this heartwarming and informative story. The children learn about Chinese traditions and stories, as they wait for the adoption of their siblings from China. Freddie Remza

Parents Wanted
Excerpt from George Harrar's novel about older child adoption. George Harrar

Adoption is a Family Affair!
Patricia Johnston, the author of "Adoption is a Family Affair!" discusses rude comments and adoption education in this author interview. Allison Martin

Parents Wanted Interview
George Harrar, the author of 'Parents Wanted,' discusses his novel about the adoption of a teenage boy in this exclusive interview. Allison Martin

The Best Single Mom in the World - How I Was Adopted
Mary Zisk, the author and illustrator of "The Best Single Mom in the World" discusses her adoption and the basis for her book. Allison Martin

Creating Ceremonies for Older Adopted Children
Cheryl Liberman and Rhea Bufferd, authors of Creating Ceremonies, explain the ways rituals can be helpful for older adopted children. Allison Martin

Helping Families Discuss Adoption
In this interview with Carol Peacock, the author of "Mommy Near, Mommy Far," she discusses ways to talk with your child about adoption. Allison Martin

Growing Up Adopted
Coming to terms with adoption - identity issues of adopted children. Adam Pertman

Successful Adoptions
The important characterstics leading to successful adoptive families are discussed in this informative interview with Doctor Victor Groza, the author of "Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption." Allison Martin

Celebrating Lunar New Year with Children
In this interview with Cindy Roberts, the author of "Lunar New Year for Kids", she explains the benefits of enjoying the Asian New Year with your children, in school or with your local adoption group. Allison Martin

Talking to Children About Adoption
Educating school children about adoption. Nancy Jessup

Reaching Out to Birthmothers
An adoptive mother corresponds with birthmothers about their feelings on adoption. Leceta Chisholm Guibault



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