Ostyn, mother of 10 children, 6 of whom were adopted, explores many aspects of adoption. Weaving her family's story with practical advice, Ostyn talks about preparing children for new siblings, bonding and discipline, keeping one's marriage healthy, addressing challenges, and establishing heart connections.
Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things
Using Proverbs 27:7 as her foundation, author Sara Hagerty walks readers through her journey of getting married and choosing to adopt, all while being in ministry and coping with life's spiritual ups and downs. Her honesty is refreshing, and she leaves her readers feeling hopeful, encouraged, and determined.
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
, by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince
Professional ballerina Michaela DePrince shares her story of losing her birth parents, navigating a war-torn country, living in an orphanage, and being adopted by American parents. DePrince's book highlights her professional accomplishments as well as the many ups and downs of her life, including dealing with her skin disorder, losing her brother, grappling with fear and rejection, and overcoming obstacles.
You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption
, by Julie Gumm
Gumm, an adoptive mother, shares her comprehensive and detailed advice on how an adoption can take place without a person going into debt. Her book not only details grants and creative fundraising, but she also offers advice on how to choose the right type of adoption for the family.
Separated at Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited
, by Anais Bordier & Samantha Futerman
25-year-old Sam is contacted via Facebook one day by a woman named Anais. Anais, a young woman living in France, watched a You Tube video featuring a face that identically matched hers, the face of Samantha. The girls discovered they are identical twins, adopted at birth by different families, and begin the journey of reconnecting.
The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy
, by Peggy Caravantes
This biography explores the professional and personal life of Josephine Baker, a performer, racial equality activist, and mother of the "rainbow tribe," twelve children she adopted from all over the world. Baker's life was often tumultuous and considered subversive and phenomenal, especially because of her multiracial family.