Category: Kid Lit

I Wish People Knew…. an eighth grader speaks out about adoption and foster care

This week’s post is from “E” — age 14: As her mom noted, “She’s got a lot of thoughts brewing and I hope these are useful.” I wish people knew…Adoption is about finding parents for children who need them. NOT for adults who want to “Get a baby.”I wish they knew that Children are in… Read more »

I Wish People Knew…part 5…by Tess, age 11

Today’s post is from Tess, who came to the US from her birth country, China. There are no known records of her biological parents. Our guest contributor, Tess, recently celebrated her 11th birthday. 1. I wish people knew…. that I would like to know more about my birth parents and it is hard that I… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… part 4 “No adoption looks the same.”

I Wish People Knew… by Hannah Wasserman –continued from an earlier post. I wish people would realize that not everything is based on a person’s appearance. More specifically, I wish people knew family has nothing to do with appearance. I have had people think that my brother is my boyfriend and that my sister is… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… a guest post about adoption by Hannah Wasserman

I am honored to welcome Hannah Wasserman, the first guest contributor to this ongoing conversation about adoption. I have known this amazing young woman since she arrived in the US over twenty-five years ago from her birth country, Korea. The opinions in this post are hers.  I WISH PEOPLE KNEW…   by Hannah Wasserman I wish people… Read more »

I Wish People Knew… thoughts from adopted kids and their families

I am not an expert on adoption. I am the author of the picture book, BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS, a kid’s-eye-view of adoption, out this month with Kane Miller. I wrote it for my dear friends and their families, kids my own child grew up with, who began their lives in other countries and met… Read more »