There are so many beliefs that adopted children have and so many things that parents need to understand. Wherever I go in the world, this is the essence of what adoptees say to me: “It is very important to us to have our parents understand and validate our loss and the pain that it creates […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey
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 ?!