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Anna Maria DiDio

Bestselling Adoption & Children's Book Author

Welcome!

Hello! I am so glad you have joined me in learning about adoption trauma, separation, grief and most of all...LOVE!

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Twenty years ago, the myth of adoption had me hooked and I was unprepared for the journey ahead. My mission in writing children's books is to encourage open conversation about adoptee love and loss so that all blended families thrive! When reading together, allow your child to express honest emotions and feelings. All of the events in my books have been inspired by our own family experience, chronicled in my memoir – Love at the Border. Please explore the books and the resources here and experience your own adventure.

Reach out at any time with feedback or questions using the Contact form. Please follow me on social media as well.  

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Books

My memoir Love at the Border began with a trip to Mexico. Now the L.I.F.E.* Adventures Series of children's books is a collection of stories about one family's adoption journey.

*Love Inspires Families Everywhere

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The L.I.F.E. Adventures Series

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Book 1: Understanding Adoption Trauma

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Book 2: Recognizing Adoptee Grief

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Book 3: Building Adoptee Confidence and Identity

Audio Book Lovers...

FREE: Enjoy the fun & lively
prologue to my memoir
Love At The Border

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Snuggle Story: A Read Aloud Video

Snuggle up with your young reader! Watch the Snuggle Story version of How I Wonder Where You Are. My book will come alive as you experience it in a read along video with animation. Let me know what you think. 

Narration and animation by Katie Penate,

creator of Snuggle Stories.

Writings on

Why Barbie Was Never Going to Speak to My Child

The one playtime decision that affirmed our blended family

Sightseeing the Women

Tracking Gender Roles is My Tourist Tic

Lessons From a Washed-Up Villanova Basketballer

A gazelle reflects on love, support and parenting

Accept Adoptee Anger

Five ways to help you and your child cope

Love at the Border

An Adoption Memoir from Mexico

Saved By Barcelona

My daughter is challenged by her sudden and traumatic detour from Mexico

When Is a Parade Not a Parade?

Five Fixes for the Mummers, a Philadelphia Tradition

Bolivia — Rich in Resources and Resilient Women

Empowering Women in South America

Determined Guatemalan Women

Microfinance at work in Latin America

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Podcasts

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Anna Maria DiDio, Adoptive Parent, Children's Book Author–Recognizing Trauma in an Adopted Child

Mind Your Own Karma–The Adoption Chronicles, hosted by Melissa Brunetti, S3E8

Feb 20, 2024

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Anna Maria DiDio – Author, Speaker – Adoption

Win Win Women TV, hosted by Nancy White

Feb 8, 2024

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Anna Maria DiDio, Adoption Author, Pt. 2

Dr. Paul's Family Talk Radio, E64

Feb 1, 2024

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Anna Maria DiDio, Adoption Author, Pt. 1

Dr. Paul's Family Talk Radio, E63

Jan 25, 2024

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L.I.F.E.*  Services

* Love Inspires Families Everywhere

LIFE Services include... 

Speaking

Presentations for women’s and mom’s groups or events, with topics adapted to a specific theme

School Visits

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:  anna@amdidio.com

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