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4) Lucky girl
The true story of an American woman's unexpected reunion with her Chinese birth family: "A great book" (Good Housekeeping).
In 1974, a baby girl from Taiwan was brought to the United States, newly adopted by a loving couple in Michigan. Mei-Ling Hopgood had an all-American upbringing, never really identifying with her Asian roots or harboring a desire to uncover her ancestry. She believed herself lucky to have escaped
5) Instant mom
"Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family."
Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler.
Instant Mom is Vardalos's poignant and hilarious...
8) See no color
10) Rescuing Julia twice: a mother's tale of Russian adoption and overcoming reactive attachment disorder
When the New York Post published Tina Traster's essay about her difficulty bonding with her daughter, Julia, whom she and her husband had adopted from a Siberian orphanage, the seasoned journalist was shocked and overwhelmed by the response, both empathetic and angry. In this frank and honest memoir, Traster tells her full foreign-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and the inscrutable and withholding adoption handlers...
12) A love-stretched life: stories on wrangling hope, embracing the unexpected, and discovering the meaning of family
Mike Berry knows the loneliness and isolation you can easily feel...
17) The Forgotten Adoption Option: A Self-Reflection and How-To Guide for Pursuing Foster Care Adoption
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