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

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Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets
Countdown (Extreme Measures #4)
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A Little Ray of Sunshine
Looking for Jane
The Reunion
The Girl in the Letter
Could Have Been Us (Willow Creek Valley #2)
August Blue
Countdown (Extreme Measures #4)
The Candid Life of Meena Dave
A Living Remedy: A Memoir
Only One Forever (Only One, #8)
Mika in Real Life
Finding Ashley
Say Her Name
We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
All You Can Ever Know
Before We Were Yours
Orphan Train
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Far from the Tree
The Primal Wound: Understanding The Adopted Child
Little Fires Everywhere
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)
Secret Daughter
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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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
Nia Vardalos, Instant Mom

Jodi Picoult
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
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

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