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The Life Intended

by Kristin Harmel Gallery Books (December 30, 2014)

Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You in this richly told novel from the author of The Sweetness of Forgetting about the struggle to overcome the past when our memories refuse to be forgotten.

After her husband's...

The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting: The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

by Sally Donovan, Sue Clifford, Jim Clifford & Dr. Vivien Norris Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2014)

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.

Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

by Julia Davis & Hugh Thornbery Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 21, 2014)

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.

Damage Control: A Memoir of Outlandish Privilege, Loss and Redemption

by Sergei Boissier Carol Mann Agency (April 08, 2014)

A powerful blazingly honest memoir told with humor and panache about a mother and son finding each other again after years of estrangement. A coming-of-age story of outrageous excess, glamour, entitlement and...

Labours of Love: Canadians Talk About Adoption

by Deborah A. Brennan Dundurn (October 08, 2008)

Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader...

An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood

by Jill Smolowe Atria Books (December 10, 2013)

"Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then...

The International Adoption Handbook

by Myra Alperson Holt Paperbacks (November 04, 2013)

For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating,...

Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes

by Ann Angel & Marc Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2013)

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela,...

Can I tell you about Adoption?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Anne Braff Brodzinsky & Rosy Salaman Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 28, 2013)

Meet Chelsea - a young girl who was adopted. Chelsea invites readers to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who have been transracially adopted. Chelsea and her...

A Child's Journey Through Placement

by Vera I Fahlberg Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to...

Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...

Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Matc

by Gail Steinberg & Beth Hall Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 28, 2013)

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide...

Why Can't My Child Behave?: Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

by Amber Elliott Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 28, 2013)

Why Can't My Child Behave? is an authoritative guide to developing empathy in dealing with children's challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.

The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

by John DeGarmo & Mary Perdue Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 28, 2013)

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can...

Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition

by Lois Ruskai Melina HarperCollins (September 07, 2010)

In this completely revised and updated edition of Raising Adopted Children, Lois Melina, editor of Adopted Child newsletter and the mother of two children by adoption, draws on the latest research in psychology,...

Wish You Happy Forever

by Jenny Bowen HarperOne (March 11, 2014)

Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages—and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them—from a state of...

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole

by Lori Holden & Crystal Hass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 28, 2013)

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption is a guide for those involved in adoption— domestic, international, and foster, as well as those who come to parenting via assisted reproduction—as it helps readers...

The Rut

by Bernard Amador (March 27, 2013)

This novel set in the North Country of New York State explores gay adoption in an entertaining way for both gay and general audiences. Ean is a young gay man who works as a Forensic Case Manager at a social...

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

by Emma Ward & Gillian Schofield Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 14, 2011)

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for...

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

by Chris Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2010)

It explains what attachment is, what the different patterns look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers...

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

by Sue Jennings & Dennis McCarthy Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2011)

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how...

Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Suzanne Buckingham Slade Scarecrow Press (January 09, 2013)

The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teens, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young...

We Are Family

by Susan Golombok PublicAffairs (October 05, 2020)

From one of the world's leading experts, an absorbing narrative history of the changing structure of modern families, showing how children can flourish in any kind of loving home.

The past few decades have seen...

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

by Melissa Fay Greene Sarah Crichton Books (April 11, 2011)

Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood

When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria...

Two Thousand Minnows

by Sandra Leigh Vaughan Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

When Sandra Leigh was seven years old, she fell into the role of protector of her mother and three younger siblings. One winter night, she ushered her mother out of the house during one of her father's tirades,...

One Perfect Day

by Diane Burke & Steve Orlandi Skyhorse (April 08, 2014)

The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more...

Aly's Fight

by Aly Taylor & Josh Taylor Worthy Books (May 13, 2019)

In this "life-changing" book (Korie Robertson), TLC reality TV stars Aly and Josh Taylor share the inspiring story of how their faith sustained them through breast cancer, infertility, and dashed dreams.


Okayest Mom

by Natalie Gwyn & Ryan Hall FaithWords (June 25, 2018)

Natalie Gwyn uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family.

A happy, working wife, already birth mother...

The Little Book of Foster Care Wisdom

by John DeGarmo Familius (May 01, 2019)

Foster parenting is both a rewarding and a challenging job, a lifestyle of continuous learning and new experiences, and The Little Book of Foster Care Wisdom will be there to support you as you, in turn, support...

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

by Ann O'Loughlin Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

A bestseller in the UK, this moving debut novel is a modern Philomena story of love, both lost and found.

Secrets can’t last forever. . . .

In a crumbling mansion in a small Irish village in County Wicklow,...

Lucky Girl

by Mei-Ling Hopgood Algonquin Books (June 15, 2010)

In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion...

Fixing the Fates

by Diane Dewey She Writes Press (June 04, 2019)

• The 2017 Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption/Harris Poll results show that adults today are more likely to say they have direct ties to adoption than in previous years—either from being adopted as a child...

Chosen for Greatness

by Paul Batura, Eric Metaxas & Larry King Salem Books (November 01, 2016)

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Lucky Ones, The

by edited by Ann Rauhala, Erich Krauss and Bret Aita, Ann Rauhala & Jan Wong Ecw Press (March 31, 2008)

"What a lucky girl!" Everybody who has adopted a daughter from China has heard that one. And every parent has said, or thought, in reply: "No, we're the lucky ones." This anthology sets out to explain why people...

A Forever Family

by Rob Scheer & Jon Sternfeld Gallery/Jeter Publishing (November 06, 2018)

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles...

Saving International Adoption

by Mark Montgomery & Irene Powell Vanderbilt University Press (January 30, 2018)

International adoption is in a state of virtual collapse, rates having fallen by more than half since 2004 and continuing to fall. Yet around the world millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need permanent...

Counting Down

by Deborah Gold Ohio University Press (February 26, 2018)

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet...

The Mouse Room

by Susan Ito SheBooks (March 31, 2014)

Susan Ito is a struggling college student, a young adult on the cusp of parental independence, when she meets her birth mother for the first time. Instead of launching into adulthood, she finds herself entangled...

Two Voices, One Story

by Amy Masters & Elaine Rizzo Clink Street Publishing (February 02, 2017)

Two Voices, One Story This is the true story of a girl called Amy and the English “mother” who adopted her from an institute in China when she was just a baby. It’s a story about love, family and identity;...

Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

by Joy Rees Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 18, 2018)

This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life story work with fostered and adopted children, and how best to carry it out. Simple to read and to implement,...

Fall or Fly

by Wendy Welch Ohio University Press (January 08, 2018)

Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews...

The Triumph of Rosemary

by Marylin E. Atkins, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan Two Sisters Writing and Publishing LLC (October 29, 2017)

Baby Rosemary - born to an Italian teen and a married black man in Detroit in 1946 - is adopted from an agency by a black couple in Saginaw, Michigan The adoptive mother's abuse instills in the girl, whom they...

The Return

by Rachael L Robertson MNMS Charitable Giving Projects, INC. (November 24, 2017)

The challenges that children and families are difficult.. Moreover,And given the intake of children from the parents home and into the custody of the Department of Protective Services is just heartbreaking....

Rescuing Rose

by Isabel Wolff KPR Publishing (November 27, 2017)

Rose Costelloe LOVES problems - other people's problems that is.  As an agony aunt she adores dishing out advice on everything from dizziness to divorce.  But this rather thorny Rose is not so good when it...

Goodbye, SaraJane

by Sequoya Griffin Key Purpose Books LLC (November 03, 2017)

Dear Mama Katherine,

This is your daughter SaraJane.

I know you named me Sequoya at birth and I haven't seen you since I was ten-years-old. I want you to know that SaraJane is the name my adoptive mother gave...

Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour

by Christine Gordon Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 19, 2017)

Difficult behaviour in children with developmental trauma comes from a place of hurt. It is often confusing, unpredictable and painful both to the child and the people around them, and can be a form of self-protection...

The Children Money Can Buy

by Anne Moody Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2018)

The Children Money Can Buy covers decades of dramatic societal change in foster care and adoption, including the pendulum swings regarding open adoption and attitudes toward birth parents, the gradual acceptance...

Okayest Mom

by Natalie Gwyn FaithWords (June 26, 2018)

NATALIE GWYN uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family.

The wife of a technology entrepreneur, already...

You Are Not Alone

by Kate Silvas Bush Publishing (September 19, 2017)

You Are Not Alone is a book of hope and contains a series of meditations based on scripture that were written for parents of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). While intended for that specific...

Reflections on Adoptive Parenting

by Maria E Piantanida Learning Moments Press (July 31, 2017)

At the age of 38, the author and her husband adopted an 11 year old boy.  During the early years of their life together, the author wrote short vignettes about moments that challenged her assumptions about...