Preparing for or thinking about a search? reunion? Read: Adoption Reunions: A Book for Adoptees, Birth Parents and ... Book by Michelle McColm
Trying to figure out how to answer awkward questions? Read: What Do I Say Now? : Answers for Awkward Questions and Comments about Adoption by Carol Bick and M.C. Baker
Your adopted child doesn't talk much about their experience where can I learn more about what an adoptee wishes the adoptive parent knew? Read: Twenty things adopted kids wish their parents knew By Sherrie Eldridge
Trying to figure out how to tell your child they are adopted? Read: ‘The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story’ by Anne Brodzinsky
Where can I find all kinds of adoption resources? Check out: In 1994, Tapestry Books became the first site on the Internet to specialize in adoption books and resources. More than twenty years later, Tapestry is still the premier book site for adoption classics and for cutting edge information on adoption issues.
INSPIRING VOICES SOCIAL MEDIA ALLIES & ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER VOICES These are some of the voices in the adoption and foster care space that I discovered during our time in quarantine. A common theme for all of us seems to be this desire to use our personal journeys to educate others.
@adoptioncouncil (Adoption advocacy. Resources. Education) @adoptioneducationkeys (Space for hard conversations) @adoptionmosaic (Education. Training. Workshops for Adoption Constellation) @blackgirlwhitefamily (Transracial adoptee.. Adoptee Advocate) @blacktothebeginning (Black and Adopted change makers. Amplifying voices of Black adoptees) @fabulousadoptiveblackmoms (Educates and Empowers adoptive and perspective adoptive mothers) @growhealblossom (Advocate for Healing. Grief, Loss, & Trauma Specialist) @iamadopted (Adoption. Transracial Adoptee. Mental Health. Suicide Prevention) @on.the.hard.days (Support group for mother's raising out of the box kids) @simonjbenn (Adoptee. Speaker. Podcaster in UK) @thearchibaldproject (Empowers caregivers to care for vulnerable children) @therapyredeemed (Adoption Reform. Racial Justice. Therapist and Korean Adoptee. ) @watadoptions (Black Family Adoption Assistance) @yesweadopt (Amplifying Black voices in adoption/foster care)
Joi wanted to bring a smile to her students faces three weeks into the quarantine. She tested her rapping skills. Who knew she'd need some inspiration one week later when her family was affected by the virus. These have been challenging times and she is glad to report her family member has fully recovered!! YES, the music video is sideways :-) flip your device to the side and ENJOY!