Content: Literature

The Right of a Child in Internal and Intercountry Adoption

International Social Services International Rescource Centre for the Protection of Children in Adoption Brochure No1 Ethics and Principles Guidelines for Practice  

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Top 10 books about adoption – chosen by adopted children

The Guardian,  Thursday 22 October 2015 23.27 AEDT In National Adoption Week, which are the best children’s books that feature adopted children and families? From Tracy Beaker to Percy the Park Keeper, here are 10 books that adopted children and teens have picked as favourites. Click here link through the the top 10.

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Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl’s Journey through Adoption

Hardcover – April 1, 2011 by Mr. Jacob R. Wheeler (Author), Kevin Kreutner (Foreword) “An adoption professional once told me, ‘At its best, there is no adoption system as good as Guatemala’s. At its worst, there is none worse.’”—from the foreword by Kevin Kreutner In Between Light and Shadow veteran journalist Jacob Wheeler puts a human face on the Guatemalan adoption industry, […]

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Finding Fernanda: Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth

Paperback – May 15, 2012 by Erin Siegal  (Author) The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true […]

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How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Paperback – August 7, 2015 by Andrea Louie (Author) Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children’s “birth culture.” However, […]

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