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Influencers and Books.

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

It's important to have people who reflect and model the needs of your family.


Books Written by Adoptees:

  • Inconvenient Daughter, by Lauren J. Sharkeley

  • For Black Girls Like Me, by Mariama J. Lockington

  • Older Sister, Not Necessarily Related, by Jenny Heijun Wills

  • See No Color, by Shannan Gibney

  • Through Adopted Eyes, by Elena S. Hall

  • Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim their space, by Susan Harris O'Connor

  • My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, by Jennifer Teege

  • I am Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black & Biracial Children, by Marguerite Wright

  • In Their Own Words: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption, by Rhonda M. Roorda

  • I Met Myself In October: A Memoir of Belonging by Jacob Taylor-Mosquera

  • Dear Stephen Michael's Mother by Kevin Barhydt

  • Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Website for Books by Country:

100 Best Adoption Books

Breath Eyes Memory (non-adoption book with Haitian author) -by Edwidge Danticat Co-Dependncy No More (non-adoption book focused on mental health) - Melody Beattie Letting Go -By David R. Hawkins (non-adoption book focused on mental health) Daring Greatly (non-adoption book focused on mental health) -Brene Brown The Girls Who Went Away -by Anne Flessler How to be an Anti-racist (non-adoption book focused on anti-racism) -by Ibram X. Kendi The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics (non-adoption book) - Laurent Dubois Written in Blood -by Robert Debs Heinl The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster By Jonathan M. Katz (non-adoption book) Social media Content:

Haitian Blogger:

Finding Paola Blogger (non-adoptee)

Jean Appolo (non-adoptee Haitian artist)

Riva Nyri (non-adoptee Haitian singer/dancer)


Adoption-centric Instagram:




















Adoption Families to follow:







Facebook Groups:

Haitian Adoptees

Transracial Adoption

Adoptee Mosaic

Adoptee Speaks

Intercountry Adoptee Voices

Breaking Barriers Podcasts

Lost Daughters Blog

Haitian Art Club

Adoptees of Chicago

Podcasts that are adoption centric:

  • Enneagram Journey Podcast


Intro to Grieving and the Enneagram: Suzanne Stabile (May 4th, 2022)

Foster care and adoption( May 4th, 2021)

Trauma and Adoption 3 part series (Jan 3, 2020)

  • Adoption advocacy Podcast:

A podcast to spark open dialogue incorporating all members of the adoption triad.

  • Adapted Podcast

Explores the experiences of Korean adoptees, from post-reunion stories, living in Korea as adults, identity and belonging and more.

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Lynelle Long
Lynelle Long
Dec 28, 2020

For a global list of intercountry adoptee led books, memoirs see Our website is in general an adoptee led platform that elevates the lived experience globally, speaking out for ourselves on how we live and experience intercountry adoption.

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