Below is a listing by category of helpful and informative
resource material. Please consult your local bookstore for
pricing and availability.
Making Sense of Adoption
By Lois Melina. Conversations and activities for
families formed through adoption, donor insemination, surrogacy,
and in vitro fertilization.
Raising Adopted Children
By Lois Melina. A classic. Covers the basics of parenting
after adoption - the transition to adoptive parenting, bonding
and attachment, talking with children about adoption, sexuality,
adolescence and transracial adoption.
Toddler Adoption, The Weaver’s Craft
By Mary Hopkins-Best. A look at the unique challenges
of parenting a child who arrives in the adoptive family older
than infancy but younger than kindergarten age. This helpful
guide offers support and practical tools for transitioning
and promoting attachment
Real Parents, Real Children
By Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb. One
of the leading adoption experts covers infancy through adulthood,
nurturing positive identity, building healthy family, talking
about birth parents, international, interracial, and same-race
20 Things Adopted Kids Wishes Their Families Knew
by adoptee and author Sherrie Eldridge. She talks
about mourning birth parents, identity issues, suggestions
for discussing adoption with kids, and more.
A Child’s Journey Through Placement
by Vera Fahlberg Provides the foundations and resources
and tools to help professionals, parents and others who care
for children to help them along the road to adulthood.
Adopting the Older Child
by Claudia L. Jewett. Explains what's in store for
those who open their hearts to a waiting child.
Adopting the Hurt Child
by Gregory Peck, PhD, and Regina Kupecky, L.S.W.
Find out who the challenged children are, why they hurt, where
the system lets them down, and what caring adults can do to
Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss
Claudia Jewett offers techniques to help children
resolve their grief. She describes the stages of mourning
and the behaviors that can be expected from children at each
MULTIRACIAL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Inside Transracial Adoption
Adoptive mothers and founders of Pact, An Adoption Alliance,
Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall, have written the definitive
book on "How to get to that place where it almost feels
fun to let people wonder how you and your kids could so clearly
belong to one another when you look so different!" A
must-read for all multiracial families.
The Open Adoption Experience
by Sharon Kaplan and Lois Melina. This jam-packed
book covers all stages of the adoption relationship from placement
to adjustment to the first year and on through adolescence.