21 books — 15 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
Adoption/Foster Care Middle Grade
Family Search: Romances in Which Hero or Heroine is Searching for Family Due to Adoption, Abduction, or Question of Identity
167 books — 39 voters
Adoption and Foster Care Picture Books
101 books — 26 voters
Best Memoirs About Adoption
34 books — 23 voters
“ I'm glad you were both here," I finally manage, thinking how strange it is to be standing with the two people who made you, something most kids take for granted every day of their lives. ...more ”
“ For my sake,” he said firmly, addressing the air in front of him as though it were a tribunal, “I dinna want ye to bear another child. I wouldna risk your loss, Sassenach,” he said, his voice suddenly husky. “Not for a dozen bairns. I’ve daughters and sons, nieces and nephews, grandchildren—weans enough.” He looked at me directly then, and spoke softly. “But I’ve no life but you, Claire.” He swallowed audibly, and went on, eyes fixed on mine. “I did think, though . . . if ye do want another ...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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[close] Did you know the field of adoption is still dominated by the opinions of adoption agencies and adoptive parents who are not aware of or just plain ignore human rights? By staying connected with community peers and family members of adoption-loss, we can balance the landscape of adoption in academia, governments, and even in the privacy of our own adoptive homes. Knowledge is Power. Know more about adoption than the professionals in the field. As global cross-cultural citizens, we stand in solidarity with one another on the issue of human rights. Our combined experiences along with the more information we gather along the way can (and has) shifted the paradigm from the "old adoption script" built on shame, myths, and assumptions, to an equal and rational rights-based standpoint. You are NOT alone. If you are an advocate for social equality, human rights, and child rights, this community will give you the assurances you need as you discuss the topic with those closest to you. When we are secure in our rights, we are unshakeable. Founded on the premise that the rights of all humans should be respected and safeguarded as acknowledged in the US Constitution and in multiple human rights treaties of the United Nations. *This is not the place to dispute whether or not members are "pro-" or "anti" adoption because we all know that adoption consists of a roller coaster of constant ups and downs. This forum is founded on our innate human right to know and have access to all information that pertain to us--if and when we so desire. There should be no dispute on whether or not we have a right to our birth certificates and/or adoption documents. All humans–even people who have been adopted–deserve to have our civil liberties respected. A reminder to give consideration to all members, and to treat individuals the way they want to be treated.
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A book group for friends of Lisa Qualls, writer of One Thankful Mom. We read and discuss books r…more
[close] A book group for friends of Lisa Qualls, writer of One Thankful Mom. We read and discuss books relevant to parenting children from hard places.
157 members, last active 8 years ago
For those who prefer to use Goodreads to sort, share, review and discuss as part of the Adoption…more
[close] For those who prefer to use Goodreads to sort, share, review and discuss as part of the Adoption Reading Challenge 2012. Don't forget to sign up over on the initial book challenge so others can find you!
59 members, last active 7 years ago
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