This book was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered, and includes letters penned to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth. The mission of “Dear Wonderful You” is for all adopted or fostered youth to feel embraced and guided by the incredible letters contained inside. The writers’ want every young reader to know they have a network of support who “get it,” “get them,” and have been in their shoes. This unique book include contributions from JoAnne Bennett, Thomas Park Clement, Brenda M. Cotter, Charlotte Cotter, Laura Dennis, Peter Dodds, Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, PhD, Ming Foxweldon, Suzanne Gilbert, Rosita Gonzalez Lynn Grubb, Lee Herrick, Soojung Jo, Jeff Leinaweaver, PhD, J.S. London, Dan Matthews Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Kaye S. Pearse, Karen Pickell, Jasmine Renee, Matthew Salesses, Liz Semons, Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen, May Silverstein, Joe Soll, LCSW, Julie Stromberg, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston and Angela Tucker.
by Richard J. Gelles Oxford University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-19-061801-8, 186 pages, $27.95 I was excited to get my copy of Richard Gelles’ widely awaited new book, “Out of Harm’s Way.” Gelles is one of […]
by Katie Biron Forget the unicorns and rainbows. Let’s embrace the messiness of real life. Relationships are messy. Yes, they are a beautiful part of the human experience, when we come together, share joy and […]
by Dionne Joseph The word “foster” has Germanic and Old English origins. It simply means to nourish. As a foster parent for more than six years, I believe foster parenting is about nourishing children and […]