About Sherrie


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 eight 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.




15 thoughts on “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

    1. Really? That shouldn’t be. I believe it is the collage Lauren did of her past.

  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!

    1. Melissa, I am so happy to hear that the book was your “lifeline!” Thank you for writing your thoughts…they mean a lot. Wait! You STARTED an orphanage? What is the name of it and how is it going?

  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?

    1. Gloria, How I would love to have time to read your book. I am sure it is wonderful. Right now, I can’t promise anything….have three writing deadlines looming (Thankful for them, though!)

  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!

    2. Angela,
      She’s been gone a long time. Eventually, she married and had two sons. Then, she got cancer. The last contact is when I sent her flowers.
      Yes, she was amazing.
      This is not a photo of Alta.
      Love you, friend

    3. Awesome, awestruck.

  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!

    1. Ann, you have encouraged me so much with your kind words! I hope you signed up for updates so we can stay connected. Please share your journey here, too!

  6. Sherrie, love, love, love the new look…very nice 🙂

    1. Thank you, Beth! That’s a real compliment coming from you:-)

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