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Snowflakes: A Flurry of Adoption Stories- By, For and About Children and Teens Paperback – January 4, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tender Loving Communications, Wyatt-MacKenzie (January 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936214059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936214051
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

I sent out many hundreds of invitations to adoptive families to contribute vignettes from their adoption experiences. The responses from adoptees and their families is what you find in this book. All contributions were included, so there is a spectrum of experiences and points of view. One adoptive mom wrote to me because she was concerned that the book would show only a "sugar-coated" side of adoption. Nope. This book tells about challenges and tough experiences as well as the positives. I was amazed throughout the project at how honest and open the contributors were.

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"As hard as adoption is for everyone involved, it is just as rewarding. I am adopted and know these things to be true. There has been much time, care, and love put into this book. It will help others understand the journey of adoption." ~Ashley, age 18

"Adoption is reaching into the unknown to help a child find a place in your heart. I applaud Teresa Kelleher for gathering stories and putting this book together. It will help prospective adoptive parents and will honor those who have contributed." ~Yevet Tenney

"It is a fine collection of individual stories and the many emotions of adoptees and adoptive parents." ~Lori Morse

"This collection is truly valuable, and will be useful to a wide range of people. I am so excited about 'Snowflakes, a Flurry of Adoption Stories. The section about difficult times is very important so that families can understand that there may be bumps along the road. It's a pleasure to read the stories written by adopted children and teens." ~MaryLee Lane


More About the Author

Teresa is a wife, mom of three, teacher of languages, and writer. She has lived all over the US and in Spain and Peru. She began her adoption-specific language CD/handbook series in 1999, two years after she and her family adopted a son from Russia. ('Adopting from Russia, a Language and Parenting Guide'; 'RUSH Into English, Russian to English for Children'; 'Adopting from China ~ Mandarin'; and 'Adopting from Latin America'). Teresa has taught in northern Arizona for 23 years. She is an advocate for children and speaks regularly on the topic of adoption. Her newest book, 'Snowflakes, a Flurry of Adoption Stories by, for and about Children and Teens,' is a compilation of over 200 stories that gives views of and feelings about adoption before, during, and after children join their forever families. Her goal is for her latest book to reach all who have a connection with and/or interest in adoption so that they can read about adoption from the perspective of young adoptees and their families. It's an excellent resource for prospective foster and adoptive parents as well as all who work with children. One of her favorite quotations is by Goethe: "Whatever you can, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power, magic in it."

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A must buy for families with adopted children.
susie anderson
Our story is in this book and I am so excited to receive the book, soon.
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I laughed, shed tears, and felt joy as I read the pages.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melody A. Hoffman on November 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book really touches the heart. It includes all views of adoption and has real stories from adopted children and there families. This book is a "must have" for anyone who has ever adopted, been adopted, will adopt, or has dreams to adopt one day.
Beautiful book. Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2009
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I started reading this truly amazing book and I could not put it down until I finished. The personal experiences from all sides of adoption were so inspirational. I laughed, shed tears, and felt joy as I read the pages. Snowflakes: A Flurry of Adoption Stories is a must read. It expresses in words that families come in many forms and from many places, it is the love that binds them. Five stars are not enough - This book will enlighten and inpire you. Teresa, Katie, and Paul did a magnificent job of expressing all aspects of adoption. A heartfelt thanks to all that shared their experiences. This book is for all who appreciate the family unit and understand that all families are unique.
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By P. Adams on December 15, 2009
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This book is a true treasure! Every page brought a smile, a tear, or a sense of recognition of some inherently human yearning. The entries are unpredictable and utterly authentic, giving voice to many different experiences in the adoption process. I'm neither an adoptive parent nor an adoptee, but I read the book for its human interest. I think anyone with a penchant for the social sciences would find it compelling and readable. I also gave it as a gift to friends who've adopted three children from Russia as well as my sister, who is a foster parent.
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By susie anderson on November 11, 2011
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I purchased this book for my two daughters who we adopted from Russia. It is a wonderful book filled with stories from children and adults. My daughters looked forward to hearing the stories. A must buy for families with adopted children.
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