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After Isaac by Avra Wing – This book succeeds in taking you through the process of recovering from the loss of a child to flying half way around the world to adopt another. The main character of Aaron is realistic, observant, and relatable. The story actually takes place a year after Isaacs death as the family continues to struggle with their loss and to stay together and heal. This is a refreshing and emotional read about death, the emotions of those left behind and ultimately healing and learning to love again. While this book is considered a young adult book it is really suitable for adults as well. amazon.com price $8.09 kindle price $4.99
Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell & Jennifer Anastasi Stories from a wide and diverse range of female adult adoptees. This book is honest, sometimes difficult to read and often times validating. Some of these women have had difficult experiences some have had fabulous experiences but what they all share is that they are adopted and their adoption effected them in different ways. Since each story is only about a page long this is an easy book to pick up randomly read a few pages, put it down and come back to it later. amazon.com price $11.69 Kindle Price $9.99
Not many adoptive parents have been on the other side of the adoption process as a birth parent nor can they imagine it. Yvette has literally come full circle with adoption. When she was a young woman she made the difficult decision to place her child for adoption. Then after a marriage, divorce and medical issues that left her unable to conceive she found herself on the opposite side of the adoption table, as a prospective adoptive parent. Ultimately Yvette adopts three children but her struggles and her story really show both sides of the adoption story. amazon price $8.99 Kindle edition $7.19