Cultural education is important
for adoptive families. Internationally adopted children have special
needs to understand, accept and explain their racial identity. In
order to foster pride and self-esteem in themselves, they need to
feel pride in their birthland and their personal history. This cultural
education process is important in being able to explain one's heritage
and answer with self-confidence the questions that international
adoptees and their families face. We offer many materials that help
your family and your children learn about cultures and languages
as well as resources about adoption and teaching about adoption.
Whether you are just starting out in the adoption process or have
grown children, you'll be sure to find helpful materials about growing
up as an Asian American, diversity, identity, heritage, biracial
families, and the experiences of others who have adopted.
2007 International Adoptions in the U.S
New Releases for Parents:
Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families
In a kid-friendly,
accessible way, this book explores the ways that people
can choose to come together to make a family. It's about
sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family
that belongs together.
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Kids Like Me in China
In this first view of China adoption from
a child's perspective, eight-year-old Ying Ying Fry returns to her orphanage
to remember what it is like and to write a story so that other adopted
children will understand where they came from. Kids Like Me in China
combines real-life photos with the forthright observations and complex
feelings of an adopted child as she meets caregivers and befriends children
in the city where her life began. This book will inspire all adopted
children to take charge of their own life stories. She wrote this book
with help from her mom, Amy Klatzkin, a contributing editor to Adoptive
Families magazine and the editor of A Passage to the Heart: Writings
from Families with Children from China. This book will speak to your
daughter's heart and help her feel a connection to her beginnings in
China. --Review by Nancy Hope-Landon adoptive Mom of a 6-year old daughter.
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The Best Single Mom in the World
My mom and
I love to tell the story of how we became a family.
Before I was born, my mom lived alone in our house.
She loved her work and her friends, but something was
missing--me! She wanted to share her life with a child
who needed a family. My mom traveled the world--across
the ocean and over the mountains--to meet me. We love
to work and play together. Sometimes I wish we had a
dad in our family, but my grandpa takes me special places,
and my friend Nicky's dad is teaching us to play soccer.
I'm glad my mom adopted me. She's the best mom in the
whole wide world! Click here to Buy.
Other favorites for Adoptive Parents:
Year On Your Birthday
this delightful companion to the "New York Times"
bestseller "I Love you Like Crazy Cakes,"
Lewis and Dyer capture the richness of both Chinese
and American cultures in a poignant tribute to the growing
bond of love only a parent and child can know.
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*Mommy Far, Mommy Near
A poignant story that addresses the core issue of
adoption: having two mothers. Young Elizabeth feels the range of
emotions as she realizes she has one Mommy near in America and one
Mommy far in China. Based on the author's own experiences, this
story will warm your heart with its honesty and depth of love. 8" x
10". 32 pp. Ages 3-7. 2000.
Click here to Buy.
You Like Crazy Cakes
This adorable book will be a treasure for
your little ones, with its glowing illustrations and heartwarming
story. A loving mommy and her adopted baby are brought together
across two continents, through the bonds of love. A must-have
for all adopted families! Ages 3+ 26 pg. 10.5"x10.5"
Click here to Buy.
Recommended Items/Titles Adoption:
Love you Like Crazy Cakes
*We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families
to the Heart
Far, Mommy Near
How Families Come to Be
*Over land and Sea: A story of International Adoption
Baby from China
You Were Born in Korea
Parents, Real Children
Those Kids Yours?
Kinds of Children
*All the Colors We Are
Same, We're Different
*Families Are Different
*A Mother for Choco
*Families of the World Video
*Big Bird in China Video
*Chinese New Year Video
*Chinese American Cultures for Kids Video
*Korean American Cultures for Kids Video
*Vietnamese American Cultures for Kids Video
China With Love 2009 Calendar
& Sweet Baby Dolls
Mini Calin Asian Doll
to Love Asian Baby Doll
in Korean Hanbok
Jason in Taekwondo Uniform
Dai Barbie Dress
Books on Culture:
of the World
*Kneeling Caraboa & Dancing Giants: Celebrate Filipino Festivals!
*The Dragon's Tale: Chinese Zodiac Story
for Gita (Indian Diwali)
'n Learn Chinese
*Sing 'n Learn Korean
*Sing 'n Learn Vietnamese
*Sing 'n Learn Japanese
Lullabies Music CD
*PoPoPo - Korean Children's Songs
& Taboos Around the World
Do's & Taboos of Body Language Around the World
Adoption Announcement Cards:
*Little Treasure Cards (set of 8)
Complete listing of
our materials relating to Adoptions.
Asia for Kids Book Fair Program
We can help your organization or culture camp host an event for
holidays or special gatherings by providing you with games, videos,
books, dolls, t-shirts, and more. Click here for details about the Asia
for Kids Book Fair Program.
If you are considering international adoption, there are many wonderful
resources. Check out these helpful websites for further information:
Families With Children from China -- A nationwide
support organization for families who have adopted children
from China. You can find a list of agencies that have
China adoption programs, information on who can adopt
from China, links to info on China, and much more.
Adopting From Korea: A Prospective Parent's Guide to Korean Adoption--Comprehensive,
step-by-step information for prospective adoptive parents on the international and Korean
Families With Children from Vietnam -- An on-line
support group for for families who have adopted from
Vietnam, are in the process of adopting from Vietnam,
or are interested in Vietnamese adoption.
Viet Nam's Children -- An on-line site of resources
and information for adoptive families of children from
Vietnam. There is a FAQ list, a listing of agencies
with programs in Vietnam, recommended reading and more.
An on-line site of resources and information about
agencies, support groups, and links to other sites about
India for adoptive families of children from India.
We can send you bulk catalogs to give to your prospective families as
a resource for cultural materials. Just let us how many catalogs you
need and when you need them by. For orders of more than 20, please e-mail,
fax (513-563-3105) or mail your request to asiaforkids.com, 4480 Lake
Forest Dr., #302, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please allow up to 4 weeks for