Lilypie Notes:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

No new news...but

As they say, no news is good news right? Well, we think that no news is ...very frustrating! We are moving up the list, but not fast enough!
We have some books that we wanted to share with others who are in process as well. Our agency gave us a big list of the, posted below, and we have read some of them. Basically whatever we could find in the library. The ones we really liked are in bold. This list was helpful to us, as it gives us something to do while we wait. Renee and I need to feel as though we are taking steps forward, and by studying up on some of the issues we will face, we feel as though we are doing something important. Hope this helps!

1) Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
2) Being Adopted by David Brodzinski
3) Does Anybody Else Look Like Me: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
4) In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda
5) Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Ruskai Melina
6) The Psychology of Adoption by David Brodzinski
7) Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina
8) Real Parents, Real Children by Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels-Rabb
Adopting Children of Color
1) Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know by Patricia Irwin Johnston
2) Are Those Kids Yours? by Cheri Register, PhD.
3) Dealing with Racism by Jen Green
4) Different and Wonderful by Hopson and Hopson
5) Dim Sum, Bagels and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families by Myra Alperson
6) I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-conscious World by Marguerite Wright
7) Loving Across the Color Line: A White Adoptive Mother Learns About Race by Sharon Rush
8) Pact's Booksource: A Reference Guide to Books on Adoption and Race for Adults and Children by An Adoption Alliance www.pactadopt.org
9) Transracial Parenting Project Self-Awareness Tool: Are You Ready to Parent a Child of Another Race, Culture, or Ethnicity? by Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower