- What parents wish they'd known before they adopted--and what kids wish their adoptive parents had done differently
- What white privilege, white saviorism, and toxic positivity are...and how they show up, even when you don't mean it
- How your child might feel and experience the world differently than you
- All about microaggressions, labeling, and implicit bias
- How to help your child connect with their cultural heritage through language, food, music, and clothing
- The 5 stages of grief for adoptive parents
- How to start tough conversations, work with defensiveness, and process guilt
Author: Melissa Guida-Richards
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.60d
Library Journal 08/01/2021 pg. 93
Publishers Weekly 11/15/2021
About the Author
MELISSA GUIDA-RICHARDS is an author, adoptee, and advocate based in Pennsylvania. She was adopted in 1993 from Colombia to a family in the USA. Her viral essay, My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me for 19 Years, was published in Huffington Post in April 2019. She soon launched the Adoptee Thoughts Instagram and Podcast to help elevate adoptee voices and educate adoptive parents on the nuances and complexity of adoption.
Guida-Richards graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2015 and published her first book Bedtime, The Ultimate Battle in January 2020. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Zora by Medium, ElectricLit, and more. She has been on podcasts such as NPR's Code Switch, BBC Radio 4, The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, and Do the Work, and has appeared on panels such as We the Experts: Adoptee Speaker Series. Guida-Richards is also a contributing editor at The Everymom.