Who would have guessed that a newborn baby abandoned at birth, who failed to thrive with her adoptive parents, who suffered attachment, learning and sensory challenges, and whose mother wanted to abort her, would end up thriving?
Sherrie believes that being adopted equates to a life of mysteries, just waited to be discovered. A twice-reunited adoptee, Eldridge is a straight shooting, transparent, and compassionate author, speaker, and trainer in the field of adoption.
Her books are research based, yet woven within are poignant, biblical messages pounded out on the anvil of her adoptee heart.
This is what makes Eldridge unique!
Because her books hit core needs, readers review her work with either anger or thanks. She takes this in stride, knowing that many critics have returned over the last 20 years to thank her. One adoptive father said she had a beautiful heart because she had the courage to say what his adopted daughter might experience someday.
Her first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, is required reading by many adoption agencies and universities. Her first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew has sold more than 160,000 copies and continues to sell well. Sherrie has authored five other books and four workbooks.
In 2010, Eldridge and husband Bob, traveled to DC to receive the Congressional Angel in Adoption Award.
Sherrie has been married for 47 years to Bob Eldridge. They have two married daughters and six grandchildren.
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Under His Wings–Creating A Post-Adoption Growth Group for Adoptees, How and When to Talk Adoption with Your Adopted Child, The Gift of Grief–Transforming A Painful Past (A Practical tool to help children grieve loss), The Heart Language of Adoptees, What Adoptees Wish Church Communities Knew, 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Forever Fingerprints–God’s Way of Assuring the Adoptee’s Worth and Identity, From Nameless to Shameless–Sherrie’s StoryEmail Sherrie