At BPAR, we like to blog and share about literature and books we find helpful in educating about the adoptee experience. I recently read Courage to Soar by Simone Biles and wanted to highlight this read for others this summer. Simone is an adoptee. She describes being very young when she was removed from her […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review: Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
How do three people collaborate on a book? We thought it would be fun to do an author Q&A so you can see how much we enjoyed working together on Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey — and how we think alike! Enjoy! 1. Why did you decide to write Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey? Jen: Kelly, Katie and I have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to Write a Book – a Look Behind the Scenes
Lately, when friends and family ask me how things are going, the conversation looks something like this: “How have you been? How’s work going?” “Work is great…I wrote a book…!” Yes, that’s right. I wrote a book. Every time I say it out loud I find it hard to believe the words. It did not […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I Wrote a Book ?!
The Graveyard Book, a Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel written by Neil Gaiman, can be a great adult read for adoptive parents. The story starts when an infant is adopted by ghosts who always wanted children. His adoptive mother, who happens to be a friendly ghost, has an immediate connection to him and adopts him and keeps him safe. The […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – The Graveyard Book
In on it by Elisabeth O’Toole is an excellent resource guide for relatives and friends of adoptive families. Elisabeth is a mother of three adopted children and provides real live experiences from her parenting journey that are relatable and entertaining. Her personal experience with adoption allowed her to come up with practical and direct suggestions […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review: In on it: What adoptive parents would like you to know about adoption