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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.


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


Welcome to Fostering

by Martin Barrow, Andy Elvin, Martin Clarke & Louise Facer Cox et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 08, 2017)

Foster carers often find themselves lacking support, or facing tough decisions. It can feel like there is no roadmap for this extremely rewarding but challenging experience. Welcome to Fostering is that guide....


Parenting with Theraplay®

by Helen Rodwell, Vivien Norris, Miranda Smith & Dafna Lender et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2017)

Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a...


Everyday Parenting with Security and Love

by Kim Golding, Alex Barrett & Dan Hughes Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 21, 2017)

Children that have experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional...


Hope for Children and Families in Crisis

by Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Janet Mann & Glen Cooper Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 21, 2017)

"Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and...


Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

by Richard Rose, Goedele A.M. De Clerck, Rebecca Wild & Kathy Crouch et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2017)

Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their...


Caring with Vitality - Yoga and Wellbeing for Foster Carers, Adopters and Their Families: Everyday Ideas to Help You Cope and Thrive!

by Andrea Warman & Liz Lark Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2016)

Few foster carers or adoptive parents realise the benefits that yoga and related mind/body approaches can unlock for them and their families. In this positive book Andrea Warman uses her vast experience of work...


Assessment and Intervention with Mothers and Partners Following Child Sexual Abuse: Empowering to Protect

by Jenny Still Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2016)

Assessment and Intervention with Mothers and Partners Following Child Sexual Abuse provides child protection professionals with the guidance they need to make the right decisions in cases of suspected or proven...


Guide For Adoptive Parents in the Teen Years

by Katie Naftzger & Adam Pertman Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2017)

Describing the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen to confidently face the challenges of growing up, adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom....


Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, Second Edition

by Joy Rees & Alan Burnell Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2017)

Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this...


The Adoption Experience: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance

by Ann Morris Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 01, 1999)

This is a book of real life stories of adopters which takes the reader through every stage of the adoption process starting with the moment when they decide that adoption is the right option for them to the...


The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family Across Race

by Marlene Fine & Fern Johnson Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2013)

The Interracial Adoption Option draws on the lives and experiences of a couple adopting children interracially. Through the author' experiences, the book guides prospective parents through the adoption experience,...


No Matter What: An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

by Sally Donovan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 28, 2013)

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending,...


A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story

by Kelly DeGarmo, John DeGarmo & Norma Jeanne Trammell Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 21, 2014)

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and...


How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio: Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

by Madeleine Melcher Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 21, 2014)

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family...


Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

by Cheryl Rezek Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 21, 2015)

This book shows how simple mindfulness techniques can help caregivers to manage the stress, anxiety, depression and burnout that too often accompanies the care of people with physical, psychological or emotional...


Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

by Deborah D. Gray Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 21, 2014)

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray...


Keeping Foster Children Safe Online: Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

by John DeGarmo & Irene Clements Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 21, 2014)

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the...


A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care: What You Need to Know to Create a Healing Home

by Ruth Emond, Laura Steckley & Autumn Roesch-Marsh Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 21, 2016)

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care provides an easy to read explanation of the secrets that lie behind good quality therapeutic child care. It describes relevant theories, the 'invisible' psychological challenges...


Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care: Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges

by Renee Wolfs, Kate Eaton & Marlene van Steensel Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2015)

Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer older teens and adults a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or foster care.


Foster Parenting Step-by-Step: How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

by Kalyani Gopal & Irene Clements Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 28, 2013)

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues...


The Secrets of Successful Adoptive Parenting: Practical Advice and Strategies to Help with Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

by Sophie Ashton & Bryan Post Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2016)

Are you in the process of adopting and feeling out of your depth? Do you already have an adopted child and are feeling overwhelmed? Sharing the secrets that will enable you to face the challenges of adoptive...


Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

by Arleta James Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 28, 2013)

Adoption is a big step which can change the whole dynamics of the family. It is crucial that parents understand the impact it has when new sibling relationships are forged and an adoptee becomes a part of the...


Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

by Katie Wrench & Lesley Naylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 28, 2013)

Life story work is one of the key therapeutic approaches to working with adopted or fostered children. While it sounds simple, there is much more to this work than producing photo albums or memory boxes for...


Adopting: Real Life Stories

by Ann Morris & Hugh Thornbery Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2016)

"Who makes adoption a success? We do: the kids and parents in the new family as we change shape to accommodate each other." With more than 70 real life stories, revealing moments of vulnerability and moments...


20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make, Second Edition

by Sherrie Eldridge Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2015)

Adoption authority Sherrie Eldridge offers personal, life-affirming advice to adoptees who have mixed emotions about adoption.