About Sally Bacchetta, adoptive parent and author of What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective.
Sally Bacchetta

Sally Bacchetta is an adoptive parent and author of What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective. She draws on her educational and professional background in psychology and counseling to illuminate the private thoughts of adoptive parents with sensitivity and startling honesty.

The groundbreaking adoption book is described as “a tender, revealing look at adoption from the parent perspective”.

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About the adoption book
About the adoption book What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective.
What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective

What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective is a tender, revealing look at adoption from the parent perspective. Whether you are an adoptive parent, an adoptee, someone considering adoption, or simply curious about adoption dynamics, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective will touch your heart and increase your sensitivity to the challenges and joys that are unique to adoptive parenting.

Bacchetta wrote the book in response to a need common among adoptive families. “Adoptive families navigate emotional terrain that fully-biological families don’t have to. This is a book adoptive parents can give to their child and say, ‘I know adoption is painful, unsettling, joyous, and affirming. It’s that way for me too. More than anything, adoption is the way we came together, and I’ll always be grateful for that.’”

Sally Bacchetta was interviewed by Beth Adams Pitoniak, WHAM Morning News Host, about the release of her new adoption book, What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective. Listen to Sally's interview on Clear Channel radio about the book.

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Adoption articles
My Pompei: Reflections on Being a New Adoptive Parent

I know exactly what I was doing when you were born, because it's still unfinished, just as I left it. My private Pompei.

I was cleaning my office. Not cleaning it, actually. On my way to organizing Important Things, I stumbled on the assorted This and That of the last several years, and meaning to spend only a few minutes visiting, looked up just in time to see the last light tiptoe from the room, having whittled the whole day away right from that spot.

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The Adoptive Parent Primer

The same baby who sleeps peacefully slumped over a rock in 96-degree sunshine during a Blue Angels Air Show will awaken from a deep slumber in the middle of the night if you drop the cap to your toothpaste.

You cannot imagine the things you will extract, touch, sniff, sample, examine and discuss. You will do so without hesitation, and you will even save some of them. (I didn't believe it either.)

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Adoption resources

Whether you are waiting for your child or have already brought them home, there are many resources available to you on your adoption journey.

Here are some of my favorites.

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