Saturday, November 17, 2007

Aussie adoption books

I bought some new books last night, specifically relating to intercountry adoption within Australia. Kudos to Borders who have significantly expanded their range of adoption books over the past year.

Adopting Overseas (2007), subtitled as A Guide to Adopting from Australia, Plus Personal Stories that will Inspire You. It discusses the history of adoption in Australia, and relevant processes, facts and statistics as well as advice on managing a range of issues. I want to share a great passage from it that had me in tears (though that doesn't take much really), but have to see if the publishers will give permission first.
Adopting Parents' Stories (2007) which is a compilation of stories from adoptive parents and families in Australia. I haven't started this one yet, but I like the way its organised into different chapters, eg. Dreams, Loss & Grief, Hope, Conflict, Journey, Challenge - and that it is real stories and recent stories.

Unfortunately Amazon doesn't stock either of them, but both can purchased direct from the publishers (which I've linked to if you click each title).


OziMum said...

Oooo they look good! Happy reading!

blondie said...

You must have been reading my mind! I have been thinking about tracking down adoption books by and for Australians.

Thanks for the links.

:) Blondie

PS. Its almost that time again when I need your editing skills...

leisa said...

Which borders store did you go to?

Emma said...

hey Leisa, it was Borders in the city. Level 3 - there's a parenting section over near the cook books with a selection of adoption titles. Not sure about other Borders stores.