Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I received some adoption books for Christmas this year. AND I've added a fancy new feature on the blog to show them off. I Love You Like Crazy Cakes and A Mother For Choco are children's books that have been wonderful in introducing the concept of adoption to our beautiful daughter, Livija.
I am currently reading I Wish For You A Beautiful Life. This is a compilation of translated letters that Korean birthmothers have written to their children. An excellent opportunity to see things from the other point of view. Have some tissues available for this one.
I have yet to read, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adopted Parents Knew. I heard it's wonderful in offering the adoptees point of view. I will offer a little review when I finish reading this one.

Thanks for the books. I still have a long list and a lot of reading to do, in preparation for our baby. I guess the long wait, can be beneficial afterall.


Eileen said...

Oooooo, fancy! First, the cut and paste and now a bookshelf. Impressive.

For some reason, I'm nervous about reading the 20 things book...I've heard good and bad. The bad reviews are probably due to things adoptive parents DON'T want to hear, although they may be true. Since you're already planning to read it, I'm looking forward to your review of it.

Ahmuhna said...

I found you off of the Holt bb (I'm amy.raf, HSTK 7/21/08). Thanks for the 'Crazy Cakes' book recommendation- I'm going to put that on my list (I already heard that A Mother for Choco was great). I have read the 20 Things book and now have ordered it. It is a good but hard read but has wonderful honest commentary. We are HSTK around the same time- here's hoping for a wonderful summer!!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's a lot of books!