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Adoptee Memoirs

In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we are participating in #FliptheScript -- honoring adoptee voices. Help gather a list of adoptee memoirs and promote adoptee writing!

Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (The AN-YA Project)

Letters bind us across distance, across time, and across difference. Here are letters to be cherished. They link one to the next with chains of hard-won feeling and wisdom. Gregory Maguire, author of WickedThese letters are messages in a bottle for today's adopted teens, from adults who were themselves adopted.

Found: A Memoir

Expanding on her previous titles (Blackbird; Still Waters), in which she related the traumatizing experiences of being adopted twice before reaching her teen years, Lauck begins her story a decade later. After years of therapy, Buddhist practice, her brother's suicide, two failed marriages and motherhood, she rejects her old vision of comparing the past to "radioactive waste" that must be buried.

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, An Anthology

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, An Anthology - Kindle edition by Deanna Doss Shrodes, Corie Skolnick, Richard Hill, Rhonda Noonan, Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Trace DeMeyer, Lori Holden, Jeannette Nott, Laura Dennis. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

The Declassified Adoptee Essays of an Adoption Activist

The Declassified Adoptee Essays of an Adoption Activist - Kindle edition by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, JaeRan Kim. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Declassified Adoptee Essays of an Adoption Activist.

Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity

Paige Adams Strickland is a teacher and writer from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is married with two children. Her work has been featured on several web publications such as: soniamarsh.com, scinti.com, awordwithyoupress.com and adoption voices.com

Split at the Root: A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity

Born in 1940, Catana Tully grew up in Guatemala. While she is black, she was raised by a white German couple who-while loving her and giving her every advantage-never formally adopted her. As she grew older, Tully was forced to confront her own privilege and alienation.

One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects

One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects [Trace A DeMeyer] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It's an unforgettable memoir Award-winning journalist Trace A. DeMeyer's second edition has even more of her remarkable story and the disturbing history of closed adoption used to break up tribal families.

Worthy To Be Found: An Unforgettable Story of Reunion, Resilience, and Restoration

Amazon.com: Worthy To Be Found: An Unforgettable Story of Reunion, Resilience, and Restoration eBook: Deanna Doss Shrodes: Kindle Store

Prison Baby: A Memoir

Amazon.com: Prison Baby: A Memoir (9780807098103): Deborah Jiang-Stein: Books