24 books — 13 voters
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. ...more
Children abandoned by or separated from Birth Parents
Parenting & Relationships by African-Americans Published in Decade: 2020s
13 books — 1 voter
“ I hold my daughter in my arms and thank God for bringing her to me. If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn't have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. I know now why all those events happened. Or didn't happen. So I could meet this little girl. She is, in every way, my daughter. I am carrying my Funny Gift from God and all is good. ...more ”
“ Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? Did you lose that label when you relinquished your child? If people were measured by their deeds, on the one hand, I had a woman who had chosen to give me up; on the other, I had a woman who'd sat up with me at night when I was sick as a child, who'd cried with me over boyfriends, who'd clapped fiercely at my law school graduation. Which acts made you more of a mother? Both, I realized. Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It w ...more ”
Each month a theme will be set with a suggested book for each age group (adult, young adult, 8-1…more
[close] Each month a theme will be set with a suggested book for each age group (adult, young adult, 8-12 years, young children). You do not have to stick to your age group, it's just to provide a little something for everyone. Some months adult themes may be included, there will be a warning given prior if this is the case. If you add a book to the tbr please let a moderator know the key themes, genres and age range that it falls under.
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Beta read new Jeffrey Marcus Oshins novel the Dim Light of Reason. Help the author polish and te…more
[close] Beta read new Jeffrey Marcus Oshins novel the Dim Light of Reason. Help the author polish and test reading group discussion topics. Oshins' fifth novel is about a woman's search for the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen.
29 members, last active 6 years ago
We decided to create this group because books are a great way to bring together people with comm…more
[close] We decided to create this group because books are a great way to bring together people with common interests to share ideas and discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. We have all been in the situation where we have just finished a great book which has raised thoughts and questions, and really want to “process” the contents, but did not have anybody else to share those thoughts with. Especially when reading adoption related material, there is so much to process. We may find that having a safe place to discuss the reading will enhance each participant’s learning experience. There will also be an adoption professional on each call to help facilitate and to offer additional resources if needed. Our hope is that this group will bring together people with various roles in adoption and of different life stages. And that this will allow for the group to offer different perspectives as we partner through different adoption related material. We hope to focus on each participant learning from the reading, as well as from others within the group.
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[close] Are you a new, repeat or last-time mother over 40? Feel challenged by your life choices and in your mothering experience? Join other new older/new midlife mothers across the country as we share stories, provide information and (much needed) support!
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