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Can't Help Falling

A Long Road to Motherhood

by Tarah Schwartz
edition: eBook
tagged: motherhood, philosophers, adoption & fostering

When Tarah Schwartz miscarried for the first time at almost 5 months, it was devastating. Determined to try again, more miscarriages would follow, threatening her stability and her relationships, and changing her profoundly. In this memoir, Tarah puts words to excruciating loss as she recounts her unexpected and deeply inspiring journey to motherho …

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These are the Stories

Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor

by Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith
edition: Paperback
tagged: native americans, native american, adoption & fostering

These are the Stories is a memoir presented in short chapters, comprising the life of a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith reveals her experiences in the child welfare system and her journey towards healing in various stages of her life. As an adult, she was able to reconnect with her birth mother. Though her mother pass …

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Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related.

A Memoir

by Jenny Heijun Wills
edition: Paperback
tagged: adoption & fostering, personal memoirs, asian & asian american

Winner of the 2019 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
A beautiful and haunting memoir of kinship and culture rediscovered.

Jenny Heijun Wills was born in Korea and adopted as an infant into a white family in small-town Canada. In her late twenties, she reconnected with her first family and returned to Seoul where she spent four months …

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Atlas of Roots

by Beth Kope
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, adoption & fostering, women authors

Within us all are questions of identity, belonging, and connection. Beth Kope's third poetry collection, Atlas of Roots, is a work of the heart that uncovers the many facets of adoption. In poems that both witness and question, Kope shares her own quest to uncover family history and answers--finding her adoption records, questioning her parent's ch …

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Small Courage

A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family

by Jane Byers
edition: Paperback
tagged: lgbt, adoption & fostering, lgbtq+

Rarely do we know what life will hold. When starting the adoption process, Jane Byers and her wife could not have predicted the illuminating and challenging experience of living for two weeks with the Evangelical Christian foster parents of their soon-to-be adopted twins. Parenthood becomes even more daunting when homophobia threatens their beginni …

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Wounded Hearts

Memories of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home

by Lois Legge
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: child abuse, social work, adoption & fostering

Between 1857 and 1970, thousands of children came to live at the Halifax Protestant Orphan's Home. Some were children whose parents simply didn't have the means to care for them any longer; others were orphans who had nowhere else to go. Many faced abuse, poverty, and neglect before, during, and after their time in the facility. All were vulnerable …

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Steeped in Blood

Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family

by Frances J. Latchford
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: adoption & fostering

What personal truths reside in biological ties that are absent in adoptive ties? And why do we think adoptive and biological ties are essentially different when it comes to understanding who we are? At a time when interest in DNA and ancestry is exploding, Frances Latchford questions the idea that knowing one's bio-genealogy is integral to personal …

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