Book Review: FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke, an actress, author and advocate, writes a heartfelt memoir entitled FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, a personal story of love, loss, adoption and family. As clinicians, we were drawn to this quote: “At the heart of adoption is this love and this loss, all at once. Your daughter will know this feeling one day. It is the realization that she had to say good-bye in order to say hello.”

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For adoptive parents, the book THE RABBIT LISTENED teaches parents how to listen and help their child who might be struggling with sadness, grief and loss. Through the use of beautiful illustrations and simple text, we hear the story of Taylor, a child who dreams big but experiences a setback and thus begins to feel sad.

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Shame, Secrets, Lies and Adoption

Home for Unwanted Girls

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman is a stirring historical novel that delves into 1950’s practices for dealing with unwed mothers, orphans, and adoption. It also provides insights into adoption-related emotions and questions and communication that we encounter at our clinical practice at BPAR every day.

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Book Review: HEY WARRIOR

Hey Warrior

Anxiety can be overwhelming and scary for kids, and it’s a common feeling for adoptees. HEY WARRIOR is resource that’s accessible and digestible for kids, one that educates them about anxiety and teaches them how to manage it. Learn more about this simple but brilliantly written book.

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