Bestselling Adoption & Children's Book Author
Books: Anna Maria DiDio Discusses Adoption
The Fair Parenting Podcast, Episode 22
June 25, 2023
Today our guest is Anna Maria DiDio.
Her parenting journey began with infertility struggles, which were isolating and sent her into depression. After two miscarriages, she was blessed with a baby girl, but adding to her family proved impossible.
That's how she found herself at an orphanage in Mexico, to meet a six-year-old girl who she adopted. Inspired by that journey, she wrote a memoir called Love at the Border, An Adoption Adventure.
Traditionally orphanages are portrayed negatively however Anna Maria speaks warmly of her experience in Mexico and of the Ministerios de Amor shelters which have changed the way Mexico cares for children.
She has also written the ‘L.I.F.E. Adventures’ series of children's books, featuring stories about adoption and foster care. The books cover topics such as trauma, attachment, identity, and grief. Anna Maria’s mission is for parents and educators to use these stories as an effective tool to open up the discussion about adoption, foster care and the love within blended families.
Adventures through Adoption with Anna Maria DiDio
The New Mama Mentor® w Allison Lieberman, Episode 39
January 3, 2023
Anna Maria DiDio, MSW, is an adoptive mother and was inspired to write her memoir, Love at the Border, An Adoption Adventure, after her family journey. Now her L.I.F.E.* Adventures Series of children’s books feature stories about adoption from the point of view of the child. Anna Maria hopes that her books encourage open and honest exploration about what children are thinking and feeling within their own unique family. She can be found at home in Philadelphia walking everywhere, swimming laps, reading biographies, or baking chocolate chip cookies except when traveling to new and exciting places with her husband Richard.
How Anna Maria DiDio turned her adoption experience into a book series to help other families
Second Act Success Career Podcast w/ Shannon Russell EP#47
January 3, 2023
After a long and fulfilling career in corporate HR, Anna Maria DiDio decided to follow her heart and embrace her passion project. Following years of infertility, DiDio and her husband decided to pursue international adoption. Their lovely little girl joined their family from Mexico, but in the process Anna Maria learned that her joy was her daughter’s trauma. For her Second Act, Anna Maria has turned to writing, publishing a memoir about the international adoption process, as well as a series of children's books dedicated to opening communication about the tricky emotions, transitions and coping needed in adoptive or foster families.
I Just (Want to Adopt A Child )! Now What? With Anna Maria DiDio
I Just [Blank]! Now What? Ep 65. Hosted by Jessica Stephens
October 13, 2022
This week we’re talking about adoption and the experience of going through an international adoption process. And the challenges that come with adopting before and after that child arrives in your home. Anna Maria shares her experiences of adopting an older child from Mexico.
Adoption with Anna Maria DiDio
TME PODCAST RELAUNCH By: Rhonda McAlister
October 1, 2022
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.
A Personal Journey to International Adoption
Inspiring Nation with Sonja Keeve
July 30, 2022
Anna Maria DiDio, MSW is an adoptive mother, speaker, and advocate for women who was inspired to write her memoir and children’s books after her own family journey. Her books address the painful, joyful, traumatic, and loving feelings that are part of every blended family.
Many People to Love: Adoption, Foster Care, & Blended Families - Interview w/Anna Maria DiDio -
Fearless Parenting S3, E195/196/297
July 27, 2022
My guest this episode is Anna Maria DiDio. Anna Maria decided to write children's books from the point of view of the child. Expressing the pain of separation and loss is an important part of what adopted children need to do. However, many times, it's not something that adoptive parents are able to hear. With her L.I.F.E.* series of children's books, Anna Maria focuses on what children of all blended family types are thinking and feeling as they acclimate to their new families.
In 3 parts...
Part 2 (E196) 7/28/2022 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1186238/10983507
Part 3 (E197) 8/2/2022. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1186238/10983526
Helping Blended Families Through Big Emotions -Video Interview w/ Anna Maria DiDio,
Aidyn's Books': Parenting and Bonding w/Children's Books
July 22, 2022
Adoption is a mix of many joyous feelings and loving emotions, but there can also be sadness and maybe even anger.
Join us to hear from #childrensbookauthor Anna Maria DiDio, on her unique book, Many People to Love, told from the point of view of the adopted child.
The Myth of Adoption with Anna Maria DiDio
Mom Essentials, Episode 9
June 18, 2022
Sometimes families are created in different ways. And today our guest is going to be sharing with us all about her family's story of adoption.
Anna Maria DiDio, is an adoptive mother and was inspired to write her memoir, Love at the Border, An
Adoption Adventure after her own family journey to Mexico.
Now her L.I.F.E.* Adventures children’s books feature stories about adoption, foster care, stepchildren, and all blended families from the point of view of the child. Anna Maria hopes that her books encourage open and honest exploration about what children are thinking and feeling within their own unique family. Anna Maria holds a BA in Psychology and an MSW in Family Specialization.
Adoption; Expectation Vs reality and how to make it work. Interview with Anna Maria DiDio.
The Healthy Post Natal Body Podcast
June 5, 2022
In this weeks episode I had the pleasure of talking to Anna Maria DiDio
Anna Maria DiDio, MSW is an adoptive mother and was inspired to write her memoir, Love at the Border, An Adoption Adventure after her own family journey to Mexico.
Now her L.I.F.E.* ( *Love Inspires Families Everywhere ) Adventures children’s books feature stories about adoption, foster care, stepchildren, and all blended families from the point of view of the child.
Anna Maria hopes that her books encourage open and honest exploration of what children are thinking and feeling within their own unique families.