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Super Baby Food

Super Baby Food

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from beginning solid foods through age three years. How and when to start your baby on solid foods, with detailed information on the best and safest high chair, spoons, bibs, and other feeding equipment. Which foods to introduce to your baby during each month of his first year, with details on proper food...

West Meets East: Americans Adopt Chinese Children

West Meets East: Americans Adopt Chinese Children

Who are the new families that are appearing on city streets, in suburban malls, and at Fourth of July celebrations? The parents, in their 40s and 50s, are obviously Caucasian, and their very young daughters are obviously Chinese. This book is about these new "American & Chinese" families that are being formed through the mechanism of international adoption.

Adopted They Come With Love

Adopted They Come With Love

Two baby girls adopted from China into our family. As they were growing up it became clear that the things they were doing, their life experiences and the things that they said would be something to remember. Here, in this book, are the real life experiences of Mayli and Baiyin and their new family. The events were all written down as they occurred, and tell how they reacted and how...

Adoption: A Father's Journey of Faith

Adoption: A Father's Journey of Faith

Adoption: A Father’s Journey of Faith is the true story of how one couple’s quest to bring children into their lives led them not only to faraway places, but also to the foot of the Cross. On his 32nd birthday, author David Finz, a recent convert to Christianity, learned that he and his wife Carol faced serious fertility issues. The challenges that followed grew the young Believer...

Saving the Lost Children

Saving the Lost Children

Sandy and Butch Longmore have taken care of more than 150 children in their 39 year marriage. They have four children of their own and have adopted six more. From the day Butch picked up little AJ in a blizzard, shepherding him to their home where he found love, safety and security, to the many poignant and funny moments with other children. Readers will find a story that is touching,...

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections

Normally, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest relationships in our lives, outlasting time with our parents, and most marriages today. The sibling relationship is emotionally powerful and critically important, giving us a sense of continuity throughout life. So what happens when a child loses contact not only with his or her parents, but with siblings too? That is...

The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

The Basics of Adoption: A Guide for Building Families in the U.S. and Canada

With about 70,000 domestic and international adoptions each year in the United States and Canada, adoption remains a major means of building families in both countries. Its continued success can be inferred not only from the yearly statistics, but from a report issued in 2003 by the U.S. Census Bureau. To the surprise of many, the report announced the existence of 1.6 million adopted children...

Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially or Transnationally

Adopting Maternity: White Women Who Adopt Transracially or Transnationally

Discusses the issues related to race, class, and gender involved in adoption based on in-depth interviews with 22 adoptive mothers. This text compares and contrasts the experiences of white women who adopted Asian, black, or biracial children. The bulk of the book is dedicated to presenting the women's words as they talk about their perceptions of fertility treatments, birth mothers, other...

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