Part of promoting a book is, well, self promotion, something I’ve never been comfortable with. But I’d like to give a big shout out to two fine adoption organizations for taking the time to review Casey’s story and share it with their members in these two excellent reviews. I really admire and respect organizations like these. All too often, stories like Casey’s are swept under the rug and hidden. It is just too sad and may discourage adoption. Make no mistake – I’m hardly against adoption at all but I’m just now awakening to the fact that adoption – particularly from the most important person’s perspective, the child’s, is concerned – is far more complicated than adoptive or prospective adoptive parents’ realize.
If only I’d known of their existence in 1991, perhaps Casey would still be here. Who knows?
Adoption Network Cleveland is dedicated to supporting anyone touched by adoption – adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, foster youth and alumni, foster parents and professionals. They have received many awards and honors since their founding in 1988. Here is a link to their book review.
Families For Russian And Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) provides international adoption and post adoption support resources for families on the journey to adopt across a wide swath of Eastern European, former Soviet and Central Asian states. So the name “FRUA” is a bit of a misnomer. FRUA believes that every child deserves a forever family and celebrates the rich heritage of their birth countries. Below is their review featured in their recent newsletter, Family Focus.