Tropical Leaves

Anna Maria DiDio, MSW

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"This book is an honest account of international adoption...a trustworthy narrative about the joys and difficulties of adoption, one from which prospective adoptive parents can read and learn."

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NANCY VERRIER, author of
Understanding the Adopted Child

Read the Prologue

Available in print, Kindle, and audio at Amazon

Download Book Group Discussion Questions

L.I.F.E.*  Adventures Children's Books

* Love Inspires Families Everywhere

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L.I.F.E. Adventures Book One

Available in paperback & Kindle at Amazon

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L.I.F.E. Adventures Book Two

To Be Published in Summer 2022!


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Interview with Anna Maria DiDio, Helping Blended Families Through Big Emotions

Aidyn's Books': Parenting and Bonding w/Children's Books

July 22, 2022

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Adoption; Expectation Vs reality and how to make it work. Interview with Anna Maria DiDio.

The Healthy Post Natal Body Podcast

June 5, 2022

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TBW Guest: International Adoption Mom Anna Maria DiDio

Two Boomer Women & The Fine Art of Conversation

May 25, 2022

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Conversation with Anna Maria DiDio on Adoption

Family Features Podcast: Episode 269

May 22, 2022

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International Adoption with author Anna Maria DiDio, MSW

The Kris and Kristine Show: Episode 126

April 17, 2022

Children's Race

L.I.F.E.*  Services

* Love Inspires Families Everywhere


LIFE Services include...


Adoption Coaching: Assistance with coping strategies and issues concerning family blending

Virtual Book Group Discussions: Facilitation of group discussions to accompany my books or other adoption literature

Virtual Writing Group Sessions:  Assistance with documenting or memorializing your adoption experience, 

If interested, or if you have any questions, contact me directly:

Travel Writings &
Essays on Medium

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Anna Maria DiDio, MSW  is a writer, women’s advocate and adoption life coach who has devoted her time and talents to organizations focusing on women, girls and families. She is also the mother of two wonderful women.


Anna Maria is at her most creative when she is traveling and experiencing new people, places and things to eat – then writing about it! She lives with her husband Richard in Philadelphia.

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