A Must-Read New Adoption Book!

Tapestry Books recently added the book ‘What Do I Say Now? Answers for Awkward Questions and Comments About Adoption‘. This book is a must-read for adoptive parents, adoptees, and adoption agencies anywhere. Author of this book, has written some insight into this book below! “My dream for a family in the early 1970s was to have one biological child and adopt eleven other children, all from different countries and ethnic backgrounds. This was the dream of a young idealistic hippie. Adopting was always part of my plan so it wasn’t a big step for me to take when I realized I couldn’t have a biological child. My husband and I

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#1 Adoption Book of 2015

For the past several days, Tapestry Books has been counting down the top 10 adoption books from 2015. The #1 Tapestry Books Adoption Book of 2015 is ‘Born With Teeth: A Memoir’ by Kate Mulgrew. “Orange is the New Black is set to return for a fourth season. Actress in the series Kate Mulgrew, who was nominated for an ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ Emmy award, will reprise her role as Galina “Red” Reznikov. Mulgrew’s life, however, cannot simply be summarized to her roles on screen. In the adoption world, Kate Mulgrew is one of the few celebrities that have decided to openly share her story of placing a child for adoption.

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New Book: ‘Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale’

A new addition to the Tapestry Books this week is the recently published children’s adoption book, ‘Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale‘ by Sara Crutcher. Hear from Sara Crutcher herself below! “Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale is a touching narrative that affirms love is what truly makes a family. My name is Sara Crutcher, and I decided to write my first book on adoption to share a glimpse into my adoption story and to feature a positive image of an African-American family. It is my desire that Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale will help young girls and their families to have a positive and confident outlook towards adoption. Adoption is a

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Looking for a Gift for the Holidays?

Are you rushing to get that last minute gift for the holidays? Tapestry Books can provide great gift ideas for your family members and friends! Here are just some of the great gifts Tapestry Books offers! International Adoption: – “Parenting Your Internationally Adopted” Child by Patty Cogen – “The Complete Book of International Adoption” by Dawn Davenport – “Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families” by Myra Alperson Adoptive Family Members: – “The Mulberry Bird” by Anne Braff Brodzinsky – “Adoption is a Family Affair!” by Patricia Irwin Johnston – “Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found” by Sarah Saffian Prospective Adoptive Parents: – “Paloma the Possible”

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Book Review – ‘All Kinds of Children’

Although this book doesn’t specifically mention adoption or foster care in its pages, ‘All Kinds of Children‘ by Norma Simon is an amazing resource for parents and teachers alike. This book uses bright and extravagant illustrations to portray the many different cultures of the world. This is a great tool for both parents and teachers to use when discussing the issues of diversity, race, and culture with young children. “Each carefully chosen example and comparison will help to forge a connection to friends and neighbors, other cultures, and faraway lands.” (back-cover synopsis) The themes of this book can be a great conversation starter for discussing cross-cultural, transracial, and international adoption

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November 30th Adoption Book of the Day!

“Orange is the New Black” is set to return for a third season. Actress in the series Kate Mulgrew, who was nominated for an ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ Emmy award, will reprise her role as Galina “Red” Reznikov. Mulgrew’s life, however, cannot simply be summarized to her roles on screen. In the adoption world, Kate Mulgrew is one of the few celebrities that have decided to openly share her story of placing a child for adoption. Yes, that is right…famed actress Kate Mulgrew is a birthmother. Earlier this year, Mulgrew’s book “Born With Teeth” was released for the first time. This book discusses how in 1977, Mulgrew decided to place her

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The November 23 Adoption Book of the Day

The Adoption Book of the Day for today is ‘Inside Transracial Adoption‘ by Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg! The book, itself, is broken up into six different sections, each one discussing an aspect or effect of transracial adoption. One of the most profound sections of the book is entitled “Through Development’s Lens”. This section is dedicated specifically to the impact race and heritage have on children during each developmental stage. This section also includes a page called ‘Experts Speak Out’, in which adoptees, teachers, adoptive parents, and social workers share their experiences that they have had surrounding race. One thing to take note of about this book is that it

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November 19th Adoption Book of the Day!

The Tapestry Books Adoption Book of the Day for today is ‘Ithaka: A Daughter’s Memoir of Being Found‘ by Sarah Saffian. In this fantastic memoir, Sarah Saffian discusses how her life was completely changed from one single phone call. Adopted as an infant, Sarah was living a happy life in New York when she suddenly receives a phone call from a woman who claims to be her birthmother. From this point onward, Sarah begins to question all of the concepts of family, identity, and self. This book covers Saffian’s story from the moment her birth parent’s “found” her to ultimately a reunion. This amazingly compassionate story is topped only by

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The November 18th Adoption Book of the Day!

The November 8th Adoption Book of the Day at Tapestry Books is ‘Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four‘ by Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero, Gloria Russo Wassail, and Victor Graza. This book, which was published just over one year ago, is one of the best guides for adopting older children that exist in adoption literature today. This book dispels the many misconceptions and beliefs that often cause many prospective adoptive parents to stray away from older child adoption. ” This thorough guide enumerates the issues an older adopted child faces and provides a comprehensive overview of problems and how adopting parents can successfully deal with

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November 16th Adoption Book of the Day

The Adoption Book of the Day for today is “The Family of Adoption” by Joyce Maguire Pavao. This book is written by the renowned adoption expert and child psychiatrist, Joyce Maguire Pavao. This book focuses specifically on real-life stories about adoption and discusses the unique issues associated with being a member of an adoptive family. The revised, edited, and updated edition is a great resource for adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents, and adoption professionals alike. “Joyce Maguire Pavao uses her thirty years of experience as a family and adoption therapist to explain to adoptive parents, birthparents, adult adopted people, and extended family, as well as to those who work with

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