Best Teen & Young Adult Adoption Issues Books
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1. Dad's Great Advice for Teens: Stuff Every Teen Needs to Know About Parents, Friends, Social Media, Drinking, Dating, Relationships, and Finding Happiness
Author: by Marc Fienberg
Published at: Story Press (June 22, 2020)
The perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. Being a teen ain’t easy. And unfortunately, there aren’t any classes to help navigate through those teen years. Luckily, Dad’s Great Advice for Teens provides 25 short pieces of unorthodox Great Advice, filled with humor, wisdom, and inspirational quotes, to help teens:Build confidenceReduce anxietyBe productive with their timeDevelop close relationshipsMake good decisionsTake smart risksFollow their passionTrust their gutTake action toward their goalsCreate new, positive habitsStay positive when problems ariseMake a difference in the worldDad’s Great Advice for Teens will help teens become the best version of themselves they can possibly be.
And because all the Great Advice has been researched and gathered by a dad who tested it successfully on his own teens and others, you can trust that it’s for real, and it works. Recommended reading by some of the most respected teen coaches, this is a must-read manual with all the stuff that every teen needs to know about friends, social media, drinking, smoking, vaping, dating, sex, parents, peer pressure, dealing with gossip, and being happy.
2. Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Author: by Jessica Long
U.S.Paralympic swimming gold medalist Jessica Long delivers an inspirational photographic memoir detailing her journey from underdog to world-class champion athlete. Born in Siberia, double amputee Jessica Long was adopted from a Russian orphanage at thirteen months old and with thirteen gold medals has since become one the most decorated U.S.
Paralympic athletes. Now Jessica shares all the moments, medals, and milestones in her lifebig and small, heartbreaking and upliftingthat led to her domination in the Paralympic swimming world. This photographic memoir, filled with photographs, sidebars, quotes, and more, will thrill her fans and inspire those who are hearing her story for the first time.
3. The Adopted Teen Workbook: Develop Confidence, Strength, and Resilience on the Path to Adulthood
Author: by Barbara Neiman
Written for teens who were adopted, this compassionate workbook will help give you the strength, resilience, and confidence you need to thrivenow and on into adulthood. If you’re like many other adopted teens, you may wonder about your birth family.
You may question why you were given up. And you may even grapple with feelings of isolation, abandonment, and broken trust. These feelings are valid and deserve to be addressed. This workbook is designed to help you open the door to questioning, explore painful feelings, and develop the skills needed to be a happy and grounded adult.
The Adopted Teen Workbook teaches powerful self-resiliency, mindfulness, and somatic skills to help you explore your unique identity as an adopted teen. You’ll find tools to manage loss and grief, and activities that include checklists, contemplations, skill-building, and journaling to help you chronicle present, past, and future relationships with both your adoptive and birth parents.
This workbook begins with your first recognition of having been adopted and the feelings that come with that. You will then explore memories of the past and begin work on understanding emotions of anger, shame, and loss. Finally, you’ll learn ways to heal these wounds, learn to trust, and fully connect with both yourself and others.
4. An Anxiety Book for Teens: An Easy To Read A-Z Anxiety Book for Teenagers (With Tips & Activities)
Author: by Ged Jenkins-Omar
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE AMAZON BESTSELLER HELP WITH ANXIETY – This book will help teenagers with anxiety to cope with their anxious thoughts and feelings. This anxiety book for teens is full of proven, tried, and tested strategies that can help to ease anxiety and start to work immediately.
This new and fast-acting anxiety book for teenagers makes a complex illness easier to read and understand. It is written in an easy to digest format for the social media generation who like information quickly and easily. INSIDE THIS ANXIETY BOOK FOR TEENS YOU WILL FIND OUT: What anxiety is and why teenagers might feel the way they do.
Tips and strategies to help teens cope with and overcome anxiety and panic. How to stop anxiety and panic attacks. How to stop being scared of anxiety. How to relax an anxious mind.And lots more… It is written in a simple A-Z format with each section breaking down complicated topics into easy activities.
For example:A is for AnxietyB is for BreathingC is for CausesD is for DietE is for ExerciseF is for FearAnd so on… STOP WORRYING AND BUY THE BOOK NOW If you or a teenager in your life want to stop worrying and obsessing over negative and anxious thoughts, then this is the anxiety book for you!
5. Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be
Author: by Robert L. Ballard
I tell you this story because for too many years, people have told my stories for me. I am ready to speak for myself. So where do I begin?…….. Juli Jeong Martin, transnational/transracial adoptee …… Pieces of Me, Who do I Want to Be is a collection of stories, poems, art, music, quotes, activities, provocative questions, and more all for the young adopted person who wants to figure out his or her story but doesn’t know where to begin.
A submission based book with over 100 different pieces, this book was designed for the teen who happens to be adopted, but it will reach all those who live, love, and work with them. It is a book of voices, from ages 11 to 63, speaking honestly and authentically about what it means to be adopted.
Most are adoptees from around the world some are transracial, some are international, some are from foster care, some are young, some are old. There are a few adoptive parents, birth parents, and professionals who share themselves in here as well.
6. The Secret of Me: A Novel in Verse
Author: by Meg Kearney
The acclaimed story of an adopted teenager’s quest to find her place among family, friends, and the wider world. Being adopted is a fact of life in the McLane household: fourteen-year old Lizzie, as well as her older brother and sister were adopted as infants.
But facts are not feelings, and what it feels like to be adopted is something Lizzie never dares discuss with her loving parents, let alone with outsiders. Lizzie yearns to confide in others, especially her friend, Peter. Yet something stops her.
Will Peter think she is less because her birthmother gave her away? Would telling be disloyal to her adoptive parents? To make sense of her life, Lizzie pours her emotions into her poetry-list poems, sonnets, free verse, sestinas, blues-about her family, best friends, basketball, the dance.
Then a tragic accident occurs, and Lizzie knows she must find the courage to speak. In an afterword, the author discusses her own adoption and the beneficial powers of reading and writing poetry. Also included are a guide to the book’s poetics and recommended books and links about adoption and poetry.
7. We're Adopted, So What?: Teens Tell It Like It Is
Author: by Gayle H Swift
Award-winning book that recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards!”How can young adoptees navigate the constantly changing seas that adoptees face? This book overflows with practical suggestions. It provides a way to spark important conversations with adoptees, extended families or friends.
It validates and renders compassionate witness to the adoptee experience. Being a teenager is tough. When you factor in the complexities and challenges of being adopted, it is exponentially harder. The graphic-style book, We’re Adopted.So What? Features five teen girls who share a huge thing in common: each of them was adopted.
This shared experience draws them together yet the distinctions between their experiences are as unique as their personalities. Feisty, fun and outspoken, the girls tackle some tough topics. They share their thoughts and feelings being adopted, how adoption shapes their world and relationships, creates challenges, burdens them with curiosity, frustration, anger, and grief, and shows how they strive to blend together their biological and their adoptive worlds.
8. Redefining Family: A Birthmother's Path to Wholeness (Own Your Path)
Author: by A. K. Snyder
Published at: Wandering River Press (November 23, 2019)
Written as a narrative to my daughter, I wanted her to have the whole story. Where she came from. Why I placed her for adoption. And how, for the next eighteen years, I hovered on the edges of her family, granted access by her generous parents, but always wanting more.
More for her, and more for me. I am not ready, not able, to raise you. Ten years too early, I need time to grow up. To offer you, I have love.And nothing else. You need more than I have to give, Unless I give you up.
To parents who are ready, waiting, to raise you. Ten years wanting, with a ready home. Parents who have love, And everything else, too. If I do it,If I break my own heart to spare yours, Will it work?
Will you be happier, healthier this way? And will I ever be okay again? This bare bones memoir tells the story of a kinship adoption from the perspective of a birthmother. It will break your heart, then heal it, with new perspectives on adoption, openness, and the complex ways we define family.
9. Helping Your Anxious Teen: A Practical Guide for Parents To Help Your Child Learn To Manage Everyday Anxiety (Raising an Anxious Child)
Author: by Katherine Guzman
Don’t let your teen struggle alone any longer. Instead, help them with their anxiety so they can feel happier, while protecting them from extreme stress! Is your child struggling with school? Do they seem distant while avoiding emotional connections? Are you worried about your child’s mental health?
If you notice sudden changes in your child’s behavior, it can be a big concern for you. But you don’t have to worryyou can help your anxious teen by using this in-depth self-help guide. One in five teenagers is likely to experience chronic anxiety sometime during their younger years.
And this can be an alarming statistic for parents, especially if you have noticed recent behavioral differences in your child. Your child could be withdrawing from friends, staying in their room too often, or finding themselves constantly irritable and angry at everything.
While every teenager goes through similar changes, these can also be signs of your child suffering from emotional and mental challenges. If they are dealing with internal stress that isn’t evident to everyone else, they may not know whom to turn to for help, and this can lead to depression if it is left untreated.
10. ADOPTED TEENS ONLY: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
Author: by Danea Gorbett
All adopted teens have questions-questions about their adoptive family, about their birth parents, and about how adoption has affected and will continue to affect their lives. But not every adopted teen knows how to approach these questions or how to handle the intense emotions and high stress often associated with them.
This guide has answers. Based on true stories, extensive research, and Danea Gorbett’s own in addition to her background in psychology and education, Adopted Teens Only delivers:Suggestions for bringing up sensitive topics with all types of adoptive parentsInsight on what your adoptive parents might be going throughTrue stories of birth mothersPractical information on whether and how to search for birth parentsSeasoned advice on what to expect and how to prepare for reuniting with a birth parent.
Gorbett offers confirmation that what you feel, think, wonder, and worry about as an adopted teen is normal and important, and she helps you acknowledge and celebrate the unique gifts and many advantages of growing up adopted. Comforting, empowering, and ultimately practical, Adopted Teens Only is the indispensable survival guide for adopted adolescents and anyone who loves them.
11. Sixties Scoop
Author: by Inez Cook
October 31, 2018
For decades, scooping up (taking) Indigenous children from their families for placement in foster homes or adoption, was commonplace. This is the story of one of those 20,000 children.
12. Stories of My Life
Author: by Katherine Paterson
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children’s books. Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson’s tales reveal details about her life from her childhood with missionary parents, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband.
Read about the origins of such familiar characters as Leslie Burke and Janice Avery from Bridge to Terabithia, and go behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards. Filled with personal photos and letters, this funny, heartwarming history from a legendary writer lets fans in on the making of literary classics.
13. Prison Baby: A Memoir
Author: by Deborah Jiang-Stein
A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman’s struggles-beginning with her birth in prison-to find self-acceptance Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set her apart from her well-intentioned white parents, who evaded questions about her past.
But when Deborah discovered a letter revealing the truth-that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother and spent the first year of her life there-she spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope with her grief.
Ultimately, Deborah overcame the stigma, shame, and secrecy of her birth and found peace by helping others-proving that redemption and acceptance is possible, even from the darkest corners
14. God Painted Me
Author: by Carol Bauman
February 10, 2019
God Painted Me imagines the way we came to be and how we are loved through adoption. Mason tells his mommy how God painted him and all that is in the world. With divine creativity and color, we are all God’s masterpiece.
15. Oh, Little Ham of Buffalo: A Korean Adoption Memoir
Author: by Joanna H Kraus
Can a starving Korean boy find a new life in the home of strangers ten thousand miles away? The memoir written by mother and son, in narrative and free verse accompanied by photographs, describes the challenges, difficulties and joys encountered en route to adoption.
Our story is gleaned from our son’s recollections and my own memories of the journey we traveled to become a family. An intergenerational book geared to readers ages nine up and any adoptive family.
16. Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes
Author: by Ann Angel
Hi – I’m Max, and I’m adopted. You may not know this but many famous and inspirational people were adopted too. Adopted Like Me introduces you to great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, and stars like Marilyn Monroe.
Meet these along with inventors, athletes, and a princess skilled in judo and fencing – all of them adopted like me. Read about these adoptees and you’ll see that you can grow up to be just about anything you want to be!
Fully illustrated in color, this book is for children aged 8+ who have been adopted, their parents, teachers and siblings.