In these exclusive
interviews by Allison Martin, authors discuss their adoption books, sharing
their experiences and expert advice on adoption.
Differences in Adoption
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
Pat Johnston, the author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families.
the Hague Convention Regulations Improve Your International Adoption Agency
or Facilitator Selection Process
The rationale behind the new Hague Convention regulations and how helps
your your international adoption process, is discussed in this exclusive
interview with Jean Nelson Erichsen, author of Inside the Adoption Agency.
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,
author of The Journey to Mei.
Older Foster Child and
Advice from an experienced social worker for parents considering an older
foster child or teen adoption. Interview with Pamela Lowell, author of
Societal Views of Adoption
Claudia Nelson, author of Little Strangers, discusses societal views toward
adoption, past and present, in this author interview.
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.
Control, Loss and Dreams - Searching
for a Solution to Infertility
Pat Johnston, author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families describes
a practical approach to coping with infertility, in this exclusive interview.
Post Adoption Blues
Karen Foli, co-author of Post-Adoption Blues, explains the concept behind
adoption blues in this interview.
A Pediatrician Discusses Adoption
An Interview with Dr. Michel Cohen, author of The New Basics.
Talking About Birthparents with
Carrie Kitze explains ways to encourage your young children to feel comfortabletalking
about their birthparents.
Sensory Integration Issues in Adopted Children Due to Early Sensory Deprivation
- Online Links
Links to online articles with informational responses to common questions
from parents of adopted children raised in orphanages or institutions,
who have ongoing with sensory integration issues. An interview with Zoe
Mailloux, co-author of Love, Jean. Allison Martin
Attaching in Adoption
Deborah Gray, author of the "Attaching
in Adoption", provides professional guidance on the attachment
of adopted children.
Adoption is a Family Affair!
Patricia Johnston, the author of "Adoption
is a Family Affair!" discusses rude comments and adoption education.
Adoption - The Greatest Gift
Betsy Buckley, author of "The
Greatest Gift" provides advice on adopting your child in this
Parents By Choice
Interview with authors Darin and Tess DeBlander.
Questions Children Have About
An interview with Lori Resove, author of Rosie's Family.
George Harrar, author of "Parents
Wanted" discusses adoption of older children.
A Revolutionary New Look at
Adam Pertman, author of "The
Adoption Nation" examines the transformation of adoption today,
with advice for adoptive families and prospective adopters, in this interview.
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.
Helping Families Discuss Adoption
Carol Peacock, author of the uplifting children's book "Mommy
Near, Mommy Far," discusses ways to talk with your child about
Adopting on Your Own
Experienced advice for singles wishing to adopt and single adoptive parents
from Lee Varon, author of Adopting On Your
Inspiration from Cambodia
Frederick Lipp, author of "The Caged
Birds of Phnom Penh" describes the inspiration for his book and
its transforming effect on his life.
for Older Adopted Children
Cheryl Lieberman and Rhea Bufferd, authors of Creating
Ceremonies, explain the ways rituals can be helpful for older adopted
children. Allison Martin
Seeds of Love - Preparing Siblings
for Your International Adoption Journey
Mary Petertyl, the author of Seeds
of Love, discusses ways to prepare your children for your international
adoption journey in this exclusvie interview
Dr. Victor Groza, author of "Clinical
and Practice Issues in Adoption," describes the characteristics
of successful adoptions.
Adopting and Parenting
the Older Child
Trish Maskew, author "Our Own
- Adopting and Parenting the Older Child," provides advice for
parents considering the adoption of an older child.
How to Adopt Internationally
Jean Nelson-Erichsen, author of "How
to Adopt Internationally" and the director of Los Ninos adoption
agency, provides suggestions on undertaking an international adoption.
Marlo Schalesky, author of Empty
Womb, Aching Heart, discusses her anthology of stories about infertility
New Year with Children
Cindy Roberts, author of "Lunar
New Year for Kids", explains the benefits of enjoying the Asian
New Year with your children, in school or with your local adoption group.
International Adoption, Lessons
Learned from Romania
Dr. Victor Groza, author of "A
Peacock Or A Crow," describes how you can prepare for international
adoption and provides an overview of the impacts of long term institutionalism.
International Concerns for
AnneMarie Merrill, author/editor of the "Report
on Intercountry Adoptions," points out some important considerations
for your selection of your adoption agency.
More Author Interviews on Comeunity
Through the Night
Dr. Jodi A. Mindell, author of "Sleeping
Through the Night," provides sensible advice on how to help your
baby and yourself to a good night's sleep. Allison Martin
Single Mothers By Choice
An interview with Jane Mattes, the author of Single
Mothers By Choice. Allison Martin