Thursday, November 11, 2010

Adoption Bookshelf Part 1: Adults

There is a lot of literature out there on adoption - a lot of it is good and some of it is horribly negative.  I've come across a few of both and here are some of my favorites...in the "adult" category.  

Dear Birthmother 
by Kathleen Silber & Phylis Speedlin
I borrowed this one from the library when we first started seriously looking at adoption as an option.  It opened my eyes...a LOT.  It taught me that a lot of the things I thought about adoption were wrong.  It made me cry happy positive tears.  It isn't that long either...I read the whole thing in a couple days...and that was only because I was working two jobs at the time.  It's maybe 120 pages?  I would recommend EVERYONE read this...especially anyone who has a close friend/family member who is/has/hopes to adopt.  If you want to pick up a copy, you can find it HERE ON AMAZON.


The Complete Adoption Book
by Laura Beauvais-Godwin & Raymond Godwin

If you want to go a little (ok, a lot) heavier...this one's for you.  It has everything you could ever want to know about ANY aspect of adoption...well ok, maybe not EVERYTHING but it has enough info to fill a college course called Adoption 101.  It is great for anyone starting an adoption journey or for anyone with a healthy curiosity.  You can find it HERE ON AMAZON.

2 comments:

Val said...

thanks for the recommendations! I haven't read either of these but I enjoy reading books about adoption so I'll have to check them out.

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

I haven't read these either, but I did just finish "For the Love of a Child" which was good. I will look into these for sure!