Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Book List from Esther Edwards

At our adoption conference on October 1oth, Esther Edwards gave a great presentation about using children's books to foster a positive adoptive identity in our children.
Here is a list of her favorite children's books about adoption.

Esther Edwards Top 12 Favorite Children's Books about Adoption
My Family is Forever by Nancy Carlson
How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole

Three Names of Me by Mary Cummings
Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jaime Lee Curtis

All Together Now by Anita Jeram A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Over the Moon by Karen KatzHorace by Holly Keller
The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale by Grace Lin

The Family Book by Todd Parr
Sam's Sister by Juliet C. Bond
Logan's Journey by Kathy Heath & Karla Martin

Happy Adoption Awareness Month!!!

November is National Adoption Awareness Month! To spread adoption awareness there are many simple things anyone can do. Here are just a few ideas to get some creative juices flowing:
*Tell your local library about November and ask them if you can create an adoption display or see if they will pull books about adoption (children's books too) for the display. You might be surprised how willing they are to have you create one.

*If you happen to have any adoption agency pass along cards like those that LDS Family Services has, leave them wherever you go: the bulletin at the grocery store, the library, the post office - anywhere! Leave your own pass along cards wherever you go!

*Call your local newspaper and ask them to consider writing an article about adoption to support National Adoption Month.

*Be willing to talk about adoption with others - share your knowledge and experiences.

*If there happens to be an adoption walk in town or an adoption celebration of some kind - do it!
*Attend any adoption support groups

*And here's a really simple one that requires no face to face contact: post something about adoption, link LDSFS or any adoption agency to your blog or website - be creative.
We will be doing many of these things in our area and we encourage you to be proactive and make a difference in yours. You never know who might benefit from learning more. There are a lot of sad misconceptions about adoption and we want people to know what it really is - ABOUT LOVE!

P.S. – If you have success of any kind, tell us about it and send pictures so that we can share it with everyone else! Happy Adoption Month!