Foster and Adopting Reading List

My personal reading list on the topic of foster care and adoption

current 12.4.12

A Guide to Foster Parenting: Everything But the Kids! by Mary Ann Goodearle (Author)

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell Moore, C. J. Mahaney

Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear? by Denise Harris Hoppenhauer

Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child by L. Anne Babb

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids by Gregory C. Keck, et al.

Adopting the Older Child by Claudia Jewett Jarratt

Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Adoption Life Cycle: The Children and Their Families Through the Years by Elinor B. Rosenberg

Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections by Jean MacLeod

Adoption, Race, and Identity: From Infancy to Young Adulthood by Rita James Simon

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison

Are Those Kids Yours?: American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries by Cheri Register

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families by Terry M. Levy

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy by Daniel A. Hughe

Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child by Lark Eshleman

Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory by Susan TeBos, Carissa Woodwyk

Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs by Kate Strohm

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors by B. Bryan Post, Heather T. Forbes

Big Steps For Little People: Parenting Your Adopted Child by Celia Foster

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Cribby Jaiya John

Building a Home Within: Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Careby Toni Vaughn Heineman (Author), Diane Ehrensaft (Editor)

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel A. Hughes

Children of Open Adoption and Their Familiesby Kathleen Silber

Connecting With Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives To Facilitate Attachment In Adopted Children by Denise B. Lacher

Cross Cultural Adoption: How To Answer Questions from Family, Friends & Communityby Amy Coughlin

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent’s Guide To Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children by Daniel A. Hughes

Families by Susan Kuklin

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live with Their Parents by Janice Levy

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love by Michael Orlans

Children Cope With Separation and Loss by Claudia L. Jewett

Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss, Revised Edition (Non) by Claudia Jewett Jarratt

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World by Marguerite A. Wright

In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories (vol. 4) by Rita James Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda

In Their Parents‘ Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees by Rita James Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda

Insight Into Adoption : What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About the Fundamental Differences Between a Biological and an Adopted Child — and its Effect on Parenting by Barbara Taylor Blomquist

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O’Malley

Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent’s Guide by Lois Ruskai Melina

My New Family: A First Look at Adoption by Pat Thomas

New Families, Old Scripts: A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families by Caroline Archer

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma by Deborah D. Gray

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Kim S. Golding

Orphans of the Living: Stories of America‘s Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Toth

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew

Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys (Hollywood Nobody) by Gregory C. Keck, L.G. Mansfield

Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding and Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder by John L Stoller

Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory C. Keck, L.G. Mansfiel

Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and HealthyChild by Brenda McCreight

Practical Tools for Foster Parents by Lana Temple-Plotz (Author), et al.

Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois Ruskai Melina

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child by Holly Van Gulden

Rebuilding Children’s Lives: A Blueprint for Treatment, Foster Parents by Chritena B. Baker (Author), et al.

Shield: A Framework of Self-Care for Foster and Adoptive Families

Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections by Deborah Silverstein

Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families by Natalie Nichols Gillespie

Successful Foster Care Adoption by Deborah A. Beasley

Talking with Young Children about Adoption by Mary Watkins

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past by Jayne E. Schooler, Betsy Keefer

The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition by Lois Gilman

The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children by Stanley I. Greenspan

The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child’s Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthoodby Janis A. Di Ciacco

The Complete Book of International Adoption: A Step by Step Guide to Finding Your Child by Dawn Davenport

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family by Karyn Brand Purvis

The Essential Link: Attachment Information For Adoptive Parents by Susan M. Ward

The Foster Parenting Toolbox by edited by Kim Phagan-Hansel

The Normal One: Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling by Jeanne Safer

The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption by Karen J. Foli

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier, Nancy Newton Verrier

The Road to Our Daughter: A True Story of the Older Child Adoption Process

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best

Transracial Adoption and Foster Care: Practice Issues for Professionals by Joseph Crumbley

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs by Donald J. Meyer (Editor), Cary Pillo (Illustrator)

Wasted: The Plight of America‘s Unwanted Children by Patrick T. Murphy

Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond by Christine Mitchell

What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know: Healing Your Child’s Wounded Heart by Kate Cremer-Vogel

What Works: How to Raise Amazing Kids in Spite of the Foster Care System by Stacey Addison

When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD by Nancy Thomas (Author)

Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family Updated Edition by Jayne E. Schooler

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