The New Crunch Time Guide To Parenting Language For Chinese Adoption

Author: Kat Lamons
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ISBN: 9780989373227
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The absolute, must-have, can't-live-without-it, English to Chinese words and phrases adopting parents need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child while in China and after you get home! Intentionally small to make travel easier (every ounce counts), it's packed with terms and phrases - and even some bonus words like colors and numbers - to make this special time and transition easier. (Plus, you'll get access to free audio downloads!)

The New Crunch Time Guide To Parenting Language For Haitian Adoption

Author: Kat Lamons
Publisher: Marcinson Press
ISBN: 9780989373234
Size: 74.32 MB
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The absolute, must-have, can't-live-without-it, English to Haitian Creole words and phrases you need to communicate effectively with your newly adopted child while in Haiti and after you get home. Intentionally small to make travel easier (every ounce counts), it's packed with terms and phrases - and even some bonus words like colors and numbers - to make this special time and transition easier. (Plus, you'll get access to free audio downloads!)

Three Names Of Me

Author: Mary Cummings
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149768823X
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Ada has three names. Wang Bin is what the caregivers called her at her Chinese orphanage. Ada is the name her American parents gave her. And there is a third name, a name the infant Ada only heard whispered by her Chinese mother.

Wisdom From Adoptive Families

Author: Phd Kris Kittle
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ISBN: 9781946932037
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"Wisdom from Adoptive Families" provides parents with experienced advice from other families who have adopted other children as well as experts in the field. Together, there's much hard-earned knowledge from those who can help parents help their children transition into their new families and circumstances.

Mine In China

Author: Kelly Mayfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781534666443
Size: 48.93 MB
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Considering adopting from China? Mine In China is your guide to everything you need to know to make this dream a reality. Topics include:*Affording adoption*How to choose the right agency for your family*Understanding special needs adoption*How to compile a dossier*Detailed explanations of the steps involved, typical timeframes, and acronyms used*Evaluating the file of a potential child*How to understand your child's name and transition him or her to an American name*Questions to ask when requesting an update on your child*Getting through the early days home*Extensive additional resource recommendationsIn addition, the book includes an extensive travel section to make your trip to China go smoothly.*Travel agent, tour guide, and hotel recommendations*Covering the planes, trains, and automobile possibilities of your journey*Important things to do before you travel*The ultimate packing list*Understanding Chinese culture including what to expect for available food options and how to use an Asian style "squatty potty"

Eggshells

Author: Caitriona Lally
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612195970
Size: 36.90 MB
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"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."

Academy Street

Author: Mary Costello
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712751
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A vibrant, intimate, hypnotic portrait of one woman's life, from an important new writer Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely—a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street is Mary Costello's luminous portrait of a whole life. It follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile. The novel has a hypnotic pull and a steadily mounting emotional force. It speaks of disappointments but also of great joy. It shows how the signal events of the last half century affect the course of a life lived in New York City. Anne Enright has said that Costello's first collection of stories, The China Factory, "has the feel of work that refused to be abandoned; of stories that were written for the sake of getting something important right . . . Her writing has the kind of urgency that the great problems demand" (The Guardian). Academy Street is driven by this same urgency. In sentence after sentence it captures the rhythm and intensity of inner life.

The Glorious Heresies

Author: Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 0804189080
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From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year

The Girls Who Went Away

Author: Ann Fessler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110164429X
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.

The Last Four Days Of Paddy Buckley

Author: Jeremy Massey
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 1101983388
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A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob. Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher's, a long-established--some say the best--funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It's Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he's dead. Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what's happened. The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher's to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin's crime boss, and Cullen's entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery. By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel. From the Hardcover edition.