Category Archives: Books

Selected journal articles and book chapters

Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. She is also a faculty member and research scientist at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research in LGBT Health in Boston. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives. In the context of her research, Patterson has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families; she is best known for her studies of child development in the context of lesbian- and gay-parented families. Continue reading

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Gay Dads: a celebration of fatherhood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me

[easyreview title=”My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and MeMaya Angelou” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested … Continue reading

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We all Went on Safari

[easyreview title=”We all Went on Safari, Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing … Continue reading

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A is for Africa

[easyreview title=”A is for Africa, Ifeoma Onyefulu” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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Not so fast, Songololo

[easyreview title=”Not so fast, Songololo, Niki Daly” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Jamela

[easyreview title=”What’s Cooking Jamela, Niki Daly” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ … Continue reading

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The Day Gogo Went to Vote

[easyreview title=”The Day Gogo Went to Vote, Eleanor Batezat Sisulu” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested … Continue reading

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The Different Dragon

[easyreview title=”The Different Dragon, Jennifer Bryan” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela’s favourite African Folktales

[easyreview title=”Nelson Mandela’s favourite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a … Continue reading

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The Sissy Duckling

[easyreview title=”The Sissy Duckling, Harvey Fierstein” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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My New Family – A First Look at Adoption

[easyreview title=”My New Family – A First Look at Adoption, Pat Thomas ” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be Different

[easyreview title=”It’s OK to be Different, Todd Parr” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by … Continue reading

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King and King and Family

[easyreview title=”King and King and Family, Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated … Continue reading

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The Family Book

[easyreview title=”The Family Book, Todd Parr” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat2rating=”5″ cat3title=”Accessibility” cat3detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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What to expect when you're adopting

Having been adopted himself, the author – also a leading clinical psychiatrist – is well placed to write this accessible and straightforward guide. It will take you step-by-step through the emotional implications of adopting a child. Continue reading

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Intercountry adoption outcomes in Ireland

180 children and their parents who had adopted in Ireland over the last 10 years were interviewed about their thoughts and feelings about intercountry adoption. Download for free Continue reading

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Intercountry adopted children at primary school

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”Intercountry adopted children at primary school, Overseas Family Association, 1990″ cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat2rating=”0″ … Continue reading

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Raising adopted children

Offers parents practical advice about raising an adopted child and covers current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption. Continue reading

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Will you be here when I get home?

Claire Cashin was adopted. In her youth, she experienced many personal challenges because her birth mother gave her away. This led her in search of her biological mother. This is a true and very honest account of adoption, search and reunion. Continue reading

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