A book BY, FOR, and ABOUT adopted children and teens!
A Flurry of Adoption Stories
by, for and about
children and teens
A student of mine (13-year-old Katie) and my son (15-year-old Paul), and I worked on gathering stories for 2+ years. We have many stories from adopted children and teens and 100+ more stories from older adoptees and family members of adoptees.
The book includes over 200 intriguing stories from adoption adventures -- many from the point of view of the adoptee. The book has stories about international adoptions and adoptions in the USA.
These stories will be of interest and help to adoptive families, teachers, counselors, health care workers, prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees themselves.
You'll read stories that are fun, funny, and inspiring. Some are sad. Others present the challenges that kids and families have faced as they have transitioned from orphanages or foster home to their new home, family, and culture.
Topics include everything from challenges overcome to successes to "firsts" to adjustments. Here are a few of the titles of stories by kids and teens:
My Born Family and My New Family (by an 8-year-old adopted at age 5 from Guatemala)
My Name (by an 11-year-old adopted at age 7 from Russia)
Losing Friends (by a 12-year-old adopted at age 9 from Kazakhstan)
Fitting In (by a 10-year-old who has physical challenges)
Why Do You Ask? (by an 18-year-old African-American adopted by Caucasian parents)
Conflict (by a 16-year-old adopted from a foster home in the US at age 4)
Adoption Questions (by a 16-year-old adopted as an infant in Korea)
Learning a Language (by a 17-year-old adopted at age 16 from Russia)
Length of Stories? They are anywhere from a paragraph to 3 pages. Some are "short and sweet," and others have more details. There are also blank pages in the book for adoptees to write notes or their own personal adoption memories.
Other interesting info: My very artistic daughter (21 years old) illustrated the book and it also has a few photos.
The book is an amazing resource for all who have a connection to or interest in adoption.
Order yours today! (Please click on 'Order Form.')
Teresa, Paul, and Katie
MY BAG is Helping Kids! (My fabric gift bag, that is.) Teresa is making fabric gift bags in order to donate more to causes that benefit children and to encourage parents and children to wrap gifts in re-usable, re-cycle-able, fabric gift bags. Email me for more info. :-) Teresa email@example.com