Melissa Guida-Richards:

Author, Podcaster, and Transracial Adoptee

I am a 27-year-old author, mom, and adoptee. You can find me writing for Zora by MediumHuffPost Personal, Insider, That’s Inappropriate, Scary Mommy, Motherly, Her View From Home, and more. I’ve been interviewed on podcasts such as BBC Radio 4: Growing Up Britain, NPR’s Code Switch, The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, and more. I am also represented by the wonderful Tina Wainscott, from The Seymour Agency.

My blog, Spoonie-Mama, is where I write parenting tips and talk openly about adoption. After writing about my kids on my blog I was inspired to write a baby sleep tip book, BEDTIME, THE ULTIMATE BATTLE. It has recently been released Skyhorse, this past January, and contains the meat and potatoes of sleep solutions that any sleep-deprived parent will love.

Recently I ventured into the world of podcasting in order to further delve into honest discussions about transracial adoption. Check out Adoptee Thoughts, on your favorite podcast platform.

I am also excited to report back that my next book about adoption will is with North Atlantic Books and it will out in Fall 2021. My second book, WHAT WHITE PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION, which was previously titled The White Savior Mentality is now available for preorder; it will be out in stores on October 5th.

If you are interested in interviewing me or would simply like to talk, please feel free to reach out via my contact form or at my email