Flip the Script Anthology: Gorgeous Cover Reveal

In November of 2014, Lost Daughters at the helm of editor, Rosita Gonzalez, launched the #flipthescript movement, aimed at highlighting the perspectives of adult adoptees, which reached 30 million households in 30 days. This November, Lost Daughters editors Amanda Transue-Woolston and Rosita Gonzalez partner with Diane Christian from The An-Ya Project to bring you thisContinue reading “Flip the Script Anthology: Gorgeous Cover Reveal”

An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website…       Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth is a powerful book filled with thoughtful and inspiring letters. This anthology was written by a global community of adult adoptees and adults who were fostered. Each letter was penned to the upcoming generation of adopted and fostered youth.  Continue reading “An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth (now available)”

Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Now Available!

I am proud to announce that Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace is now available in ebook format with print copies forthcoming, on Amazon.com. This anthology, boasting nearly 30 Lost Daughters authors, was edited by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell, and Jennifer Anastasi. It features a collection of writings aimedContinue reading “Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Now Available!”

An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY (now available)

From the An-Ya Project website…. Now Available in Print via all Amazon channels… PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY Dismantling the Stereotype Contributing Writers: Laura Dennis, Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman, Lynn Grubb, Lee Herrick, Jennifer Bao Yu “Precious Jade” Jue-Steuck, Karen Pickell, Matthew Salesses, Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen Sheen, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Julie Stromberg, April Topfer, Amanda H.L.Continue reading “An-Ya and Her Diary & The An-Ya Project: PERPETUAL CHILD: ADULT ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGY (now available)”

Early Praise for The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist by Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP

“Written with the eye of a social worker and the perspective that only someone who has lived the life of adoption can bring, Amanda H. L. Transue-Woolston expresses herself in ways that are both individual and universal. The Declassified Adoptee reads with the power of a novel, yet provides a perspective that I have notContinue reading “Early Praise for The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist by Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP”

Early Praise for the Lost Daughters Anthology: Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW

Lost Daughters provides us with a viewing of brilliance, social justice and activism. Moving beyond racial, ethnic and professional silos frequently observed in adoption, Lost Daughters brings us together to witness the courage, strength and amazement of a diverse group of women who represent the true fabric of adoption. This anthology, a collection of stories written byContinue reading “Early Praise for the Lost Daughters Anthology: Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW”

Early Praise for the Lost Daughters Anthology: Lorraine Dusky

Lost Daughters Anthology is a tough book for mothers who relinquished to read because whatever we may have told ourselves about the “good” reasons to let our children be adopted, these poignant, sad, moving essays belie that with the sheer force of a body blow. I found myself with tears in my eyes as soonContinue reading “Early Praise for the Lost Daughters Anthology: Lorraine Dusky”

The Declassified Adoptee Book has been Published!

I am so happy to announce that my book The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist was published on October 10, 2013 and is currently available as an eBook on Amazon.com.  Print copies will be sold on Amazon.com in November of this year. This book project was something I had never dreamed of backContinue reading “The Declassified Adoptee Book has been Published!”

Pre-Release Review by Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW, National Speaker, Performance Artivcst, & Author

Amanda H. L. Transue-Woolston’s book of essays is heartfelt and brilliantly written. It is an original piece of work that sheds light to many of the core issues with being an adoptee. In her unique way of holding her experience, Amanda illustrates the power of one’s story; as she moves from the personal, to theContinue reading “Pre-Release Review by Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW, National Speaker, Performance Artivcst, & Author”

Pre-Release Review by Trish Ortiz, LCSW, Therapist for At-Risk Youth

In The Declassified Adoptee, adoptee and social worker Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston unpacks a myriad of issues that are remarkably personal and intrinsically important to the adoption community, and, indeed, to society-at-large. Transue-Woolston tackles difficult topics, including the circumstances of her own conception, with grace. While she is unflinching in the candor with which she discussesContinue reading “Pre-Release Review by Trish Ortiz, LCSW, Therapist for At-Risk Youth”