Adoption & Fostering

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As I Remember It

By Tara Lee Morin

Taken from her Native birth mother as a baby. Removed from her adoptive parents' home at 5 and caught shoplifting at 11. On the streets prostituting herself at 14. This is the stark childhood and adolescence of Tara Lee, the protagonist of As I Remember It. But she triumphs ... Read more

Detachment

By Maurice Mierau

In 2005, Maurice Mierau and his wife, Betsy, travelled to Ukraine to adopt two small boys, age three and five. After weeks of delays while navigating a tangled bureaucracy, they returned to Canada as a proud new family of four.

Now what?

Does fatherhood begin the moment that the ... Read more

God Don't Make No Junk

By Peggy MacTaggart

Accompany Bobbie as she traces back the path of her life; from her Ojibwa roots to her rejection of her culture following the horrific abuse she endured during her childhood. She reflects on her life with sadness and humor recalling her tumultuous marriage and divorce, her life ... Read more

Small Courage

By Jane Byers

Rarely do we know what life will hold. When starting the adoption process, Jane Byers and her wife could not have predicted the illuminating and challenging experience of living for two weeks with the Evangelical Christian foster parents of their soon-to-be adopted twins. Parenthood ... Read more

Swelling With Pride

Edited by Sara Graefe

There's no straightforward path to LGBTQ2 parenthood and just as every queer person has their own coming out story, every LGBTQ2 family has a unique conception or adoption story. In SWELLING WITH PRIDE: QUEER CONCEPTION AND ADOPTION STORIES, creative non-fiction writers celebrate ... Read more

The Lucky Ones

Edited by Ann Rauhala

From the early stages of the adoption process to bringing the child back home, this collection of personal stories reveals why parents who have adopted children from China feel?despite the challenges they've endured?truly lucky. In one account, a woman contemplates her daughterÓ³ ... Read more