About Sherrie

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For well over two decades, Sherrie Eldridge has offered her unique voice within the adoption community, as an established author and international speaker. An adoptee herself, Eldridge has the ability to see life through the eyes of an adopted child. In her seven published titles, she has shared her passion for validating adoptees’ life experiences and her desire to help adoptive parents better understand and meet their adopted children’s emotional needs.

Her best-selling work, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, is considered required reading by many US adoption agencies. In 2010, she was named Indiana’s Congressional Angel of Adoption by the Honorable Dan Burton, Indiana Congressional Representative. Eldridge is widely recognized and respected as a compassionate advocate for adoptees, cultivating understanding about adoption’s challenges and opportunities for all those whose lives have been touched by it.

Sherrie’s latest contribution to the field of adoption is a children’s book titled LITTLE BRANCH GETS ADOPTED, by Marcinson Press. As Little Branch tells his adoption story, he shares big feelings, like sad and mad. When adopted kids, ages six and up read it, they learn it’s okay to share painful thoughts with their parents.

 

Dancing for Decades
This is Sherrie and husband Bob dancing in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NY
 

15 Replies to “About Sherrie”

  1. Sherrie, your book, “20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew About Adoption” should be required reading for adoptive parents. My heart breaks at all the things we did “wrong” (but no false guilt here – we move forward with what we know now with great expectations). Praying that after nine years of having these children in our home (now teens), the walls will begin to come down and trust and healing will begin to grow. Planning to read the other books, but wanted to ask about the workbook – it mentions the example collage in the first chapter, but I don’t see it in the workbook?…. Thank you again for all you do!!! Blessings! http://www.un-perfect.net

  2. Sherrie, your book was my lifeline! I started an orphanage in Bolivia and ended up adopting 11 of the several hundred children that I cared for. Your book helped me to understand what I was dealing with and give my kids the best care and understanding I could!

  3. Love the look of this page.:-) After reading what you posted, perhaps my manuscript that I sent you (Bonded at Birth) will be the first book you complete reading. How about it? Up for a challenge?

  4. As a Christian, I value and respect the Holy Bible. As an adoptive parent, I consider, “Twenty Things Every Adopted Kid Wished Their Adoptive Parents Knew”, the Bible of Adoption! If every court and social service entity provided this book to each new adoptive (prospective) parent, we would ALL sleep more nights, spend far less on therapy, and experience brighter days sooner, rather than later. It’s been said there is no “manual” on how to raise a child. However, after reading just a few chapters in “Twenty Things…”, I am convinced this book is indeed “The Manual” for successfully parenting an adopted child. Today, WE are incredibly thankful that you made the CHOICE to share your life with the world in such an open, candid way. I see my daughter in you. If you can make it…so will she…so will WE! Thank you for being YOU. My heartfelt gratitude. -Angela

    1. Angela,
      What an incredible, uplifting endorsement you have given for my book and me. I still find it difficult to believe that God could use me in such a way as you described. May your family thrive, like a beautifully grafted tree. Please give a hug to your daughter from me!

  5. Your writings always strike a profound chord in me. I’m so thankful that I’ve found you as an author and person on Facebook. You’ve spoken life into my life and helped me along as a supporter for my son. Keep writing!

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