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There is nothing as wonderful as adopting a child, with the promise of love, security, and belonging. Here are some amazing books on adoption to interest you.
India is a huge country yet unfortunately, the number of adoption cases is miniscule. Ever wondered why this was so? Read these amazing books on adoption, a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, covering experiences both, in India and elsewhere, and see your outlook changing.
This book, written by veteran Vinita Bhargava, could be called a definitive book on adoption in India. Well researched and on point, this book on adoption brings across not only the emotions related to adoption of a child, but also throws light on the laws and guidelines related to the same. The book, through its two sections describes the process of adoption on both individual and global levels.
Get your copy at Flipkart, at Amazon India, and at Amazon US.
A masterpiece, this bestseller on which a motion picture is made, was nominated for the Oscars – Lion this year. Written by Saroo Brierley, this is his memoir about being who lost and ending up being adopted by a foreign family. How he struggles to trace his biological family after twenty five years is not only heart wrenching but also gives the reader a deep insight into what it feels like to be adopted, from a child’s perspective.
Though a work of fiction, this one is truly inspiring. This book on adoption, by Cathy Glass, deals with the sensitive story of 10 year girl who is abused, victimized and abandoned. She ends up finding herself in a foster home only to be adopted by a new caring family. But all doesn’t stay happy in paradise for long. Eventually her scars resurface and things turn downhill for her and everybody around. Her journey of twists and turns, full of self loathing and suffering, is every bit worth reading.
Touch Family Services
One of its kind books on adoption, this creation is a memoir of experiences by adopting parents, adoptees, biological parents who gave up their children and other social workers working on this subject. Since it revolves around bare and raw views of a multitude of people, it covers the topic holistically end to end. It makes us believe in the power of giving joy and the fulfillment of building families.
Get your copy at Amazon India, and at Amazon US.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Written by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, this book on adoption deals with love, loss, motherhood and the binding together of unknown families over a child. Revolving around a young dynamic woman who can’t conceive to another who is forced by circumstance to give up her daughter, it shows how one child can prove to be a savior for both, and ends up making us learn that adoption is a lot more than taking up a child. Thought provoking, and a huge step towards harmony and acceptance.
Jean A. S. Strauss
A book focusing on adoption, the struggle of an adoptee to find her own parents and a tale of their reunion. Based on the life of the author, it gives realistic and emotional account of life of an adoptee. Engaging, passionate it is a must reach for anyone trying to reach out for someone long lost.
Children who are presented for adoption have undergone a great deal of fear, loss and diminished self esteem. Even when they are welcomed with warm hearts by new families, they face numerous inhibitions. All these complex thoughts are beautifully presented in this masterpiece.
Theresa Ann Fraser & Willian E. Krill
This is a fact-filled resourceful book for every person who is willing and courageous enough to lend a helping hand to kids from troubled backgrounds. Adopting someone who hasn’t been blessed with the correct environment, correct emotional support can be a huge decision having implications not only on the adoptive parents but also adopted kids.
We are fortunate to have a beautiful and fulfilling life. Lets make it count by touching on someone else’s.
Watch this informative video on the joys and challenges of bringing up a child through adoption in India.
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