Book Review: Bringing Asha Home

Bringing Asha Home by Uma Krishnaswami.  Illustrations by Jamel Akib I am not an adoptive mother or child. Yet, there is something about this book that instantaneously connects with me. So much so, that every time I read it to my son, I cannot do so with getting emotional. Premise: An interracial couple made up of…

Meet the Author: Uma Krishnaswami on Bringing Asha Home

Multi-award-winning children’s book author, and writer Uma Krishnaswami has written on a variety of topics, spoken to audiences across North America and Asia, and has had her books translated into 11 languages. In our interview, we asked Uma specifically about her book, Bringing Asha Home, a book, primarily about an interracial couple and their biracial…

Adopting Internationally as an Expat Intercultural Couple

Neil and Ulla are a British Polish family residing in Belgium. They have started the process of intercountry adoption and the narrative below is a peek into what it takes to adopt internationally against the uncertainty of Brexit. Our experiences as a British-Polish expat family are perhaps somewhat different from many (though not all) ex-pats…

8 Things You Should Not Say to Adoptive Families

Don’t get me wrong, we don’t mind talking about our family. We love that, actually. But people ask really personal questions that wouldn’t otherwise be asked. Here are 8 things you should never say to adoptive families.