Resources

Suggested Books and Adoption Resources

  • Adopting in America by Randall B. Hicks
  • Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing by Michelle Gardner
  • The Adoption Resource Book by Lois Gilman
  • Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption by Julie Gumm
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child by Andrew Adesman, M.D. with Christine Adamec
  • Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • The Strength of Mercy by Jan Beazely
  • Talking with Young Children About Adoption by Mary Watkins & Susan Fisher
  • There Are Babies to Adopt by Christine Adamec
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Elridge
  • Why I Chose You by Gregory E. Lang
  • Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber & Phylis Speedlin

Attachment in Adoption

  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment by Daniel A. Hughes
  • When Love is Not Enough by Nancy L. Thomas

China Adoption

  • The Chinese Adoption Handbook by John H. Maclean
  • The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
  • Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son by Kay Ann Johnson

International Adoption

  • Cross Cultural Adoption by Amy Coughlin & Caryn Abramowitz
  • How to Adopt Internationally by Jean Nelson Erichsen & Heino R. Erichsen

Memory Book

  • Our Chosen Child by Judith Levy

Older Child Adoption

  • Our Own: Adopting & Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew

Post-Adoption

  • After the Dream Comes True by Michelle Gardner
  • The Post-Adoption Blues by Karen J. Foli, Ph.D. & John R. Thompson, M.D.

Russia

  • The Russian Adoption Handbook by John H. Maclean
  • The Russian Word for Snow by Janis Cooke Newman

Special Needs

  • Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. & Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W.
  • Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. & Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W.