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Adoption and Fostering: Memoirs and Family Stories -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 13 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption by Patrick Flanery
    The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption - by Patrick Flanery

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786497260 | ISBN 10: 1786497263

    A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple’s attempt to adopt a child.   But would you take a ginger child? a social worker asks Patrick Flanery as he and his husband embark on their four-year odyssey of trying to adopt. This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Adoption Journey by Jayne Lilley
    Our Adoption Journey - by Jayne Lilley

    £9.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910039427 | ISBN 10: 191003942x

    'We’re preoccupied with thoughts of meeting Jessie…It’s like the feeling you have before a first date….butterflies in the stomach, nervous, nauseous. Will she like us? Will we bond?’   This is the true story of Jayne, Dan, their son ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive Childhood by Allan Ahlberg
    The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive Childhood - by Allan Ahlberg

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241965665 | ISBN 10: 0241965667

    'My mother, who was not my mother, I see her now, her raw red cleaner's hands twisting away at her apron as she struggled to speak. Adoption was a shameful business then in many people's eyes, the babies being mostly illegitimate. Better not speak of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black
    Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir - by Pauline Black

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846687914 | ISBN 10: 1846687918

    Probably best-known for her role as lead singer in The Selecter, one of the best British ska / 2 tone bands of the early 1980s, Pauline Black has lived a life rich in contradictions. Mixed-race, adopted to a middle-aged white couple, tracing some of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Precious by Precious Williams
    Precious - by Precious Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408810019 | ISBN 10: 1408810018

    Where are you from? is a question I always find hard to answer. 1971: an ad in Nursery World. Private foster parents required for a three-month-old baby me. The lucky applicants are a 57-year-old white woman and her daughter, who love babies, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman
    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love - by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099535751 | ISBN 10: 0099535750

    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Banana Kid by Valerie Mason-John
    The Banana Kid - by Valerie Mason-John

    £9.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905664375 | ISBN 10: 1905664370

    I could have been born and raised in Africa. But my Spirit was in too much of a rush to be reincarnated... At six weeks I was chucked out into the new year of 1965 which wasnt prepared to welcome an African baby, abandoned on a harsh English winter ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood by Paul Barber
    Foster Kid: A Liverpudlian Childhood - by Paul Barber

    £12.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780751539127 | ISBN 10: 0751539120

    After the death of his mother, Paul and his brothers and sister spent the rest of their childhoods in a succession of childrens and foster homes where they found themselves at the mercy of adults more interested in their own welfare than providing a ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Black and White: The Story of an Open Transracial Adoption by Nathalie Seymour
    In Black and White: The Story of an Open Transracial Adoption - by Nathalie Seymour

    £7.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905664108 | ISBN 10: 1905664109

    We are going to be adopted and stay with Mummy and Daddy forever! Danny looked up at me. Rita's words had disturbed him. 'I know why I had to leave my mum,' he said, 'but why do I have to live with you?' This is the true story of the adoption of ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Belonging: Reflections of Transracially Adopted People by Perlita Harris
    In Search of Belonging: Reflections of Transracially Adopted People - by Perlita Harris

    £19.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781903699775 | ISBN 10: 1903699770

    Transracial adoption has provoked much polarised commentary, initiated heated debate and stirred up strong feelings. Yet the experience of transracially adopted people themselves remains on the margins and has rarely been given a voice.   Thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Family Wanted; True Stories of Adoption by Sara Holloway (ed)
    Family Wanted; True Stories of Adoption - by Sara Holloway (ed)

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078574 | ISBN 10: 1862078572

    Family Wanted is a valuable collection of 25 predominantly autobiographical stories about adoption. In just simply telling the story of their lives these writers provide us with rich insights into history, society, culture and fomily dynamics, they a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Loving and Living with Traumatised Children: Refections by Adoptive Parents by Megan Hirst
    Loving and Living with Traumatised Children: Refections by Adoptive Parents - by Megan Hirst

    £7.50   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781903699676 | ISBN 10: 1903699673

    This is the story of a group of nine adoptive parents who came together for mutual support to look at the effects on themselves of living with traumatised children. They based their task on a form of research known as co-operative inquiry. The group ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary by Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott
    Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary - by Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

    £25.00   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781853026003 | ISBN 10: 185302600x

    "A book written by lesbians and gay men, concerned exclusively with fostering and adoption, produced here and not in the US, is a very rare treasure! This book is immensely readable. It tells openly and honestly how it is, without resorting to jargon ... more

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