Ha. Just kidding.
For you new parents out there, who are just struggling to stay awake, take time to shower, or even remember to eat, this is for you.
For you experienced parents, who have wrangled in a throng of children, this is for you.
Today we are just going to give you some resources (articles, books, dvd's) that might help in your transition or just a little bit of entertainment, whatever it might be.
Talk about Adoption with your 6 to 8 year old available from AdoptiveFamilies.com
Why didn't they keep me? By Carrie Krueger available from AdoptiveFamilies.com
Books for Parents:
Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years by Patty Cogen
30 adoptive Portraits in 30 days - 2012
For the second straight year, in honor of November being National Adoption Month, Portrait of an Adoption is running a special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, waiting adoptive parents, and foster parents-turned-adoptive parents. Painful and beautiful, these stories will bring you a deeper understanding of what adoption looks like, allowing you to appreciate the many brushstrokes that comprise a family portrait
Books for Children:
Goyangi Means Cat by Christine McDonnell
Newly arrived children will take comfort in this soothing story about easing into a home where nothing is familiar - not the language or the surroundings, not to mention your new family.
Searching for...the you we adore by Valerie Westfall
In this charming picture book, two parents relate how their love traveled around the globe to search for the child of their hearts. The story focuses on the unconditional love they felt, not on the adoption process, so it may be read by families formed through domestic or international adoption.
Wherever you are: My love will find you by Nancy Tillman
...so I sent love to follow you wherever you go..."
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
" My girls love the DVD Cinderella Moon the ancient story about a Chinese Cinderella."
She also suggest: Somewhere Between
"This is a movie more for parents or older adoptive children. It is about adopted Chinese girls now in their teens it gives a great perspective their views on adoption later on."
This movie is more for the older adoptive children or for parents. It is about a older teen girl who finds out that she is adopted. It is a movie about love, forgiveness, healing and acceptance.
Now we know that there are so many more resources out there about adoption and the bonding of the new child. Please share your thoughts and resources with us so that we can pass on this much needed information!