Additional Reading

Curious about topics covered at AWS but want to learn more? We will continue to add resources, articles, and other resources that have helped us better understand the world of adoption.

Print Resources

Hopkins-Best, Mary. Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2012.

Hoppenhauer, Denise Harris. Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear? New York: IUniverse Star, 2004.

MacLeod, Jean, and Sheena Macrae. Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections : More than 100 Contributors Create a Practical, Hands-on Approach to Parenting Your Adopted Child. Warren, NJ: EMK, 2007.

O’Toole, Elisabeth. In on It: What Adoptive Parents Would like You to Know about Adoption : A Guide for Relatives & Friends. St. Paul, MN: Fig, 2011.


Websites, Blogs, and the Like

Families with Children from China– A good starting place for finding local resources, support groups, and general information for families in the US, Canada, and the UK

Love Without Boundaries– A great resource for families considering Chinese adoption, and a good overview of challenges encountered in transracial adoption

Clear Chinese– A great, free guide to learning Mandarin



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