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General Adoption Issues

Finding Families for the Children
Patricia Ryan
Bruce Warren

Adoption Awareness (A Guide for Teachers, Counselors, Nurses and Caring Others)
Jeanne Lindsay
Catherine Monserrat

Communicating Through Play: Techniques for Assessing & Preparing Children for Adoption
Dorothy Benson
Mary Anne Yanulis

Adoption Resources for Mental Health Professionals
Pamela Grabe

Core Issues in Adoption

Steve Humerickhouse
A Guide for Military Family Service Center Staff and Civilian Social workers.

Adoption a Second Chance
Barbara Tizard
She Challenges society’s misconceptions about adoption in this compassionate account of a group of children who spent their infancy in an institution and were then adopted, placed in foster homes or returned to their natural parents.

Adopting After Infertility
Patricia Irwin Johnston
Looking at adoption as an alternative to treatments and life without children.

Adoption Guide to the Internet
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
This guide is designed to help those new to the Internet or new to the field of adoption to locate information quickly and efficiently in their areas of interest.

Adoption Crisis
Carole A. McKelvey
Dr. JoEllen Stevens
The Truth Behind Adoption And Foster Care.

Adoption Digest
Tim O’Hanlon
Rita Laws
Stories of Joy, Loss, and the Journey

Adoptees Come of Age
Ronald J. Nydam
This book provides an intelligent and accessible description of the distinct emotional and spiritual challenges faced by adoptees and their families.

Adoption is a Family Affair!
A book that offers you information about who can adopt, why they consider adopting, how they adopt, how kids understand adoption as they grow up.

Adoption LifeBook  
Cindy Probst, Med, MSW, LCSW
A Bridge to Your Child’s Beginnings.

Adopting The Hurt Child
Gregory C. Keck Ph.D.
Regina M. Kupecky LSW
Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids.  A Guide for Parents And Professionals.

An Unlit Path
Deborah L. Hannah
One Familys Journey Toward The Light of Truth

After Adoption
Jeanne A. Howard
Susan Livingston Smith
The needs of adopted youth.

Adoption and Privatization
Child Welfare League of America
Privatization of Adoption Services.

Adoption Subsidy
Him O’Hanlon, Ph.D.
A Guide for Adoptive Parents.

Adoption Videos and Tapes Catalog
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
Deals with children and families of color

Becoming a Family
Lark Eshleman

Being Adopted
David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D.
Marshall d. Schechter, M.D.
Robin Marantz Henig
The Lifelong Search for Self.

Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption
Victor Groza
Karen Rosenberg

Twenty Life Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make
Sherrie Eldridge

Children Who Lose Their Parents to HIV/AIDS
Lisa Merkel-Holguin
Agency Guidelines for Adoptive and Kinship Placement.

A Child’s Journey Through Placement
Vera Fahlberg MD

Creating Ceremonies
Cheryl A. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Rhea K. Buffered, LICSW
Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges.

Designing Rituals of Adoption for the Religious and Secular Community
Mary Martin Mason
When a passage is marked and punctuated, experienced in true reality so that one can be born to new life. These rituals do just that!

Dialogues About Adoption
Linda Bothun
Conversations Between Parents and Their Children

Embryo Donation & Adoption
Nightlight Christian Adoptions
Sharing the Hope for Building a Family. Donor and Adoptive Parent Edition

Ethics in American Adoption
L. Anne Babb

The Family of Adoption
Joyce Maguire Pavao
In this healing and powerful Ms. Pavao shows us why adoptive parents, as well as all who work with children, must come to understand these stages as normal—though challenging—for adopted children.

The Family Nobody Wanted
Helen Doss
A remarkable and true story of a couple who adopted twelve children, ten of them considered “unadoptable” because of mixed racial parentage.

Federal Tax Benefits for Foster and Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers
Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support
Tax Benefits for 2001 Tax Year.

Filling in the Blanks 2
Susan Gabel
A Guided Look at Growing Up Adopted.

Getting Ready for Adoption
Theresa L. McCoy, MSW
This guide will assist you in your pre-adoption work with school-age children.  It addresses not only the mechanical process, but the feelings, fears, and questions that may arise in the child about being adopted.

Grover G. Graham and Me
Mary Quattilebaum
Ben is an eleven-year-old who has just arrived at his eighth foster home.  He finds it hard to blank out the people at his new home, especially the baby, Grover G. Graham.  Grover is just over a year old.  Ben gets a chance to go out on his own, so he takes Grover with him.

Guide to Adoption
Adoptive Families of America
This guide will help you bet all the information you need before you adopt.

Growing Up Adopted
Maxine B. Rosenberg
Adoptees young and old, parents, and social service workers—will equally benefit from these candid conversations.

The Handle and the Key
John Neufeld
This novel creates a realistic portrait of the adoption of an older child, exploring the needs and emotions of these two very different children with honesty and depth.

How It Feels to be Adopted
Jill Krementz
Straightforward accounts of what it means to children to be adopted.

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option
National Endowment for Financial Education
This book is for people who would like to consider adoption but are reluctant because they believe that the process is too expensive.

Insight Into Adoption 2
Barbara Taylor Blomquist
What Adoptive Parents need to Know About the Fundamental Differences Between a Biological and an Adopted Child- and Its Effect on Parenting.

Journey of the Adopted Self 2
Betty Jean Lifton
A book for adoptees and to those who would understand the adoption experience, explores further the inner world of the adopted person.

Journeys After Adoption
Jayne E. Schooler
Betsie L. Norris
Understanding Lifelong Issues.

Love Stories
Published by Adoption Associates, Inc.
These love stories from real birth parents are evidence, once again, that adoption truly is the loving option.   

Making Sense of Adoption
Lois Ruskai Melina
A Parents Guide – When to tell, What to tell, and How to tell.

Meditations for Adoptive Parents
Vernell Klassen Miller
Joyfully dedicated to the first one who addressed his heavenly Father precisely as he did his adopted father---“Abba” (Daddy).  His name is Jesus.  We thank him for providing adoption for our family and for walking through it with us—for he has been this way before.

National Adoption Awareness Month Guide
Diane Riggs, M.A.
Kate Welty, M.A.
Gene Marault
This Guide strives to achieve both outcomes—honor adoptive families and seek new families for the thousands of children who wait.

Necessary Risk
Trudy Festinger
A Study of Adoptions and Disrupted Adoptive Placements.

Perspectives on a Grafted Tree
Patricia Irwin Johnston
Thoughts for those touched by adoption.

Post Adoption Family Therapy: A Practice Manual
Cherly Prew
Susan Suter
Jan Carrington

Post Adoption Services
Casey Family Services
Emerging themes, Issues and Interventions.

Promoting Successful Adoptions
Susan Smith
Jeanne Howard

Raising Adopted Children 2
Lois Ruskai Melina
Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent

Real Parents, Real Children
Holly van Gulden
Lisa M. Bartels Rabb
Parenting the Adopted Child from infancy through Adulthood.

Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother
Jana Wolff
Addresses adoption issues with honesty and humor as no one else does.

Self-Awareness, Self-Selection and Success
Wilfred Hamm
Thomas Morton
Laurie M. Flynn
A Parent Preparation Guidebook for Special Needs Adoptions.

Strengthening Families and Communities
Casey Family Services
An Approach to Post-Adoption Services. 

Supporting an Adoption
Pat Holmes
About adoption for everyone who wants to help adopting families and newly-adopted children.

Swings Hanging from Every Tree
Compiled and Edited by Ramona Cunningham
Collection of encouraging, inspirational words and experiences from and for foster and adoptive parents and those who care for them and their families.

Talking To Your Child About Adoption
Patricia Martinez Doner, M.A., L.P.C.
This book is designed to acquaint pre-adoptive families and those new to adoption issues with the most important questions which children will need to resolve as they grow up.

Talking with Young Children about Adoption
Mary Watkins
Susan Fisher
Talking with young children about adoption.

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

The Things I Want Most
Richard F. Miniter
The Extraordinary Story of a Boy’s Journey to a Family of His Own.

They Cage the Animals At Night
Jennings Michael Burch
Jennings story is about his lost childhood.  But it is also the triumphant tale of a little boy who finally gained the courage to reach out for love—and found it waiting for him.

Think About Adopting or foster Parenting Special Needs Children
Laura Adame Trickey
Bill Trickey
A Self Assessment Tool for Prospective Adoptive or Foster Parents.

Three Concurrent Planning Programs
Mary ford, M.S.W.
How these Programs benefit Children and Support Permanency Planning Families.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Sherrie Eldridge
The voices of adopted children tell a familiar story of Loss, Fear, and Hope.

Under His Wings
Sherrie Eldridge
Creating A Safe Place for Adoptees to Talk About Adoption.

Voices from the Heart
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Personal Stories for Adoptive Families.

The Whole Life Adoption Book
Jayne E. Schooller
Realistev Advice For Building A Healthy Adoptive Family.

“Why Didn’t She Keep Me?”
Barbara Burlingham-Brown
This book presents invaluable insight into the life experiences of women who placed their children for adoption.

When Friends Ask About Adoption
Linda Bothun
Question & Answer Guide for Non-Adoptive Parents and Other Caring Adults.

Wasn’t Love Supposed to Be Enough?
Barbara D. VanSlyck, M.S.Ed.
Ellen Wristen, J.D.
Alan Dupre-Clark, D.Min.
Richard Nague, Ph.D.
Rosemary Haggerty
Biographies of a Long-Term Adoptive Parent Support Group and Services for Adoptive Families.

Wrongful Adoption
Madelyn Freundlich
Lisa Peterson
Law, Policy, and Practice.