Boston Post Adoption Resources understands the search for birth family can be overwhelming, consuming, and challenging at times. We will guide you through the search with support and care and help you cope with any challenges that may arise. Our goal is to help you heal and potentially create and foster relationships.
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“Before We Were Yours,” by former journalist Lisa Wingate, is a novel that is based on real life events that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee. This is an adult book with themes of abuse and violence. There may be some spoilers in this review, although I tried to avoid them. And, despite some of the predictability […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – Before We Were Yours
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway is the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Grace, Joaquin and Maya, the three main characters in Far from the Tree are biological half siblings. Although they share the same birth mother, each child has followed a different path and they only reconnect […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
I was born twice: once, on April 19, 1984 to a 15-year-old Colombian girl somewhere on the outskirts of Bogota, and then again 20 months later, in the International Arrivals terminal of a snow-capped Laguardia Airport, touching down between Riker’s Island of Mystery and the Botanical Gardens of Promise . With these words, I invite […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Unmasking Myself: A 23andMe Journey
Watching Elf together as a family provides a wonderful opportunity to open up a discussion around adoption. Elf is a playful adoption-themed movie, and it can ease some of the seriousness or anxiety around a subject that can be difficult or challenging for some kids and adults. Elf, staring Will Farrell, is a Christmas movie […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why You Need to Watch Elf with Your Child this Holiday Season
Put yourself in these shoes: I am a woman whose family adopted me as an infant. I am an only child and my parents have worked hard to provide for me and send me to college to pursue theater acting. Would you be happy? Hannah was. October Baby, directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Movie Review: October Baby