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My Portable Life: Reluctant Runaway Finds Families for Thousands of Children

“A courageously candid portrait of a girl raised in the emotional isolation of a fractured, chaotic family who commits her life to serving homeless children and becomes a champion of human rights and a pioneer in international adoption” -- Steve Coxsey, psychologist

Bittersweet, inspirational memoir tugs at your heart strings. Superbly written with warmth and candor.
- Kathryn Means, journalist


Inside the Adoption Agency: Understanding Intercountry Adoption in the Era of the Hague Convention

The only book written on the history of international adoption.“Valuable insights and information from someone who has witnessed and shaped intercountry adoption practice for the past twenty-five years.” – Thomas Atwood, President, National Council for Adoption


The Reluctant Warrior: Former German POW Finds Peace in Texas

Heino Erichsen survived WWII battles in North Africa, and years as a POW. Repatriated to Germany, he quickly returned to the U.S. In the last part, the former Afrika Korps soldier is called to fight for the lives of homeless children.


Butterflies in the Wind: The Truth About Latin American Adoption

Thousands of children born in Latin America now live with their adoptive parents in the United States. How do they cope with the challenges inherent in transracial adoptions?

The book chronicles not only the adoption of the Erichsens’ three children abroad, but follows each of their children (including their biological son) into young adulthood. It vividly depicts the difficulties and rewards in raising teenagers in a cross-cultural, transracial home.


How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions

Called “the bible” on the subject, this book continues to grow in value as more adoptive parents find adoption sources on their own. The book is organized around 23 easy-to-follow steps, and includes detailed coverage of every aspect of the process, including organizing a home study and fulfilling state requirements, as well as choosing a country to adopt from, working through immigration, and traveling abroad to meet your child.

The author recommends specific websites for updated adoption information.

Photo6 Copito the Christmas Chihuahua

This chapter book for middle readers is about Copito, a Chihuahua who accompanies Maria to her first posada. He witnesses the excitement of Hispanic Christmas preparations before he chases a jack rabbit into the desert and gets lost. Copito is scared. He makes up his mind to find Maria, and his adventures with friendly native animals give him courage. He finds Maria in a live nativity scene on Christmas Eve. An activity section shows how to create piñatas and nativity scenes.

The author hopes that this book will bring the season’s warmth, love, and light into families, regardless of religious beliefs or ethnic roots.


Special Needs Children: Exceptional Parents - Free Download

A two-hour pediatrician-approved prospective parent-training course. Twenty families successfully coping with common long-term medical conditions were followed for ten years. A question and answer section is included. Photos. 64 pages.


 How to Play and Interact With Children - Free Download

Simple, Practical Props that Engage Children

A fun-filled, two-page guide to help you get acquainted.

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