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4 Books for Adoptive Families (& Those Who Love Them)

4 Books for Adoptive Families (& Those Who Love Them)

Adoption is a key theme in Nicole Baart’s latest novel, You Were Always Mine (Atria, October 2018)—perhaps unsurprisingly, given her own family has grown through adoption. Nicole is the mother of five children from four countries and co-founder of the nonprofit One Body One Hope. She is also the author of eight previous novels, including […]

A Transracial Adoption Reader
By January 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

A Transracial Adoption Reader

Now-adult adoptees who arrived in the United States from other countries are learning that their U.S. citizenship can’t be assumed. Two recent tragedies have highlighted the shocking realization: the May 2017 suicide of Phillip Clay, adopted at eight by a Philadelphia family and deported to Seoul 29 years later, and the November 2016 deportation of Adam […]

Coming Back to Jeanette Winterson: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Coming Back to Jeanette Winterson: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

I read Jeanette Winterson’s debut autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit years ago, so I was intrigued to see what her memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, would be like in revisiting some of the same material. I am preparing to lead a discussion on this book next week for […]

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