By no means exhaustive, this list offers books and websites that help adoptive families learn more about their child's place of birth.
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min
Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen
Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
The Private Life
of Chairman Mao : The Memoirs of Mao's Personal
Red Azalea by Anchee Min
Red China Blues : My Long March from Mao to Now by Jan Wong
Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
About China Online offers Chinese names, characters, culture, pages and news. Very interesting site.
Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization open to all who have an interest in adoption. Their membership represents families formed through domestic infant, older child, special needs, foster care and international adoption from over 20 countries. They also have prospective parents and adoption professionals as members.
Asia For Kids
offers educational materials for teaching children Asian languages,
including books, language textbooks, videos, audio cassettes, software,
dolls, games, posters, crafts, and more.
Center for Adoptive
Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) though geared for adoptive
families in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offers
many links and other resources.
Chinese Community Center "The Chinese Community Center
(CCC) of Albany, NY is a resource center for the members of the
Chinese American community and those who are interested in Chinese
culture and language. The mission of the CCC is to foster and enhance
the sense of friendship and unity among its community through the
cultural and educational programs that we offer and through community
Chinese Folk Art offers Chinese peasant paintings and other arts and crafts from China, as well as special services for adoptive families.
EMK Press is a publisher of adoption themed materials. They specialize in "guides that will help families navigate the journey of adoption parenting."
Families with Children from China (national) 'The Mall" is a good source of links to stores selling cultural merchandise.
Good Orient Company carries an extensive line merchandise from Asian countries, including adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, home accessories and more.
Home Town China is dedicated to bring the finest Chinese resources. They provide Chinese language, culture, tradition, history and offer unique high quality products at low prices.
InterDoptee "is a charitable organization that promotes and supports the education and advancement of international adoptees. By involving the international adoption community and the community at large, InterDoptee creates a network that understands the needs of international adoptees."
My Home Town offers interesting facts about your adoptive child's place of birth.
Nan Rae: Chinese brush painting artwork and greeting cards from artist Nan Rae.
New America Media is a website dedicated to the "crossroads of a global society."
Our Chinese Daughters Foundation is an "organization
founded in 1995 with a mission to provide Chinese culture programs to
children adopted from China and their families, schools, and
Taiwanese American Cultural Society of the Capital District, Inc.'s mission is to promote Taiwanese arts, history, and culture to the community through exhibits, lectures, musical and theatrical performances and youth scholarships.
"The World of the Adopted Child" by Christopher J. Alexander, Ph.D. http://e-magazine.adoption.com/articles/462/the-world-of-the-adopted-child
"Orphans and Warriors" by Dee Paddock, M.A., M.T.C., N.C.C. http://www.rainbowkids.com/2002/07/attachment/warriors.chtml
"Attunement: Reading the Rhythms of a Child" by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/bruceperry/attunement.htm