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Being Adopted:
Being Adopted:
   Attaching in Adoption:
Attaching in Adoption:
Practical Tools for Today's Parents
by Deborah D. Gray
     
Raising Adopted Children
Raising Adopted Children
by Lois Ruskai Melina
   Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge
     
Another Place at the Table
Another Place at the Table
by Kathy Harrison
   Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids
Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids
by Gregory C. Keck,
Regina M. Kupecky
     
The Family of Adoption
The Family of Adoption
by Joyce Maguire Pavao
   Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love
Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love
by Michael Orlans, Terry M. Levy
     
The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition
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The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition
by Lois Gilman
   A Child's Journey Through Placement
A Child's Journey Through Placement
by Vera, M.D. Fahlberg
     
How It Feels to Be Adopted
How It Feels to Be Adopted
by Jill Krementz
   Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
by Danea Gorbett
     
Adopting the Older Child
Adopting the Older Child
by Claudia L. Jewett
   Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges
Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges
by David Sanford, Renee S. Sanford
     
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past
by Betsy Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler, Betsy E. Keefer, Jayne Schooler
   The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America
The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America
by Marilyn Irvin Holt
     
A Love Like No Other
A Love Like No Other
From Riverhead Trade
   Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted
Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted
by Kim S. Golding
     
More than Love: Adopting and Surviving Attachment Disorder Children
More than Love: Adopting and Surviving Attachment Disorder Children
by Sherril Ph.D. Stone
   Can This Child Be Saved? Solutions For Adoptive and Foster Families
Can This Child Be Saved? Solutions For Adoptive and Foster Families
by Foster W. Cline
     
Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice
Adoption & Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice
From CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America)
   Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges
Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges
by Cheryl A. Lieberman, Rhea K. Bufferd
     
Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family
Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family
by Andrew Adesman, Christine Adamec, Susan Caughman
   Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry)
Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry)
by David M. Brodzinsky, Dr. Daniel W. Smith, Dr. Anne Brodzinsky
     
Who Am I?: And Other Questions of Adopted Kids
Who Am I?: And Other Questions of Adopted Kids
by Charlene C. Gianetti
  
Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss
by Claudia Jewett Jarrett
     
Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings
Adoption Lifebook: A Bridge to Your Child's Beginnings
by Cindy Probst
   Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed
Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed
by Stephen O'Connor
     
Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond
Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond
by Christine Mitchell

 
  The Open Adoption Experience - A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families
The Open Adoption Experience - A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families
by Lois Ruskai Melina
 
     
Adoption Healing ...a path to recovery
Adoption Healing ...a path to recovery
by Joe Soll
  Damaged Angels: An Adoptive Mother's Struggle to Understand the Tragic Toll of Alcohol in Pregnancy
Damaged Angels: An Adoptive Mother's Struggle to Understand the Tragic Toll of Alcohol in Pregnancy 
by Bonnie Buxton
 
     
Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview
Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview
by The Guilford Press

 
  Insight Into Adoption : What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About the Fundamental Differences Between a Biological and an Adopted Child  and its Effect on Parenting
Insight Into Adoption : What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About the Fundamental Differences Between a Biological and an Adopted Child  and its Effect on Parenting
by Barbara Taylor Blomquist
 
     
Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child
Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child
by Brenda, Ph.D. McCreight
 
  Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma
Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma
by Deborah D. Gray
     
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
by Professor Rita J. Simon and Professor Rhonda M. Roorda
 
  Children of Open Adoption and Their Families
Children of Open Adoption and Their Families
by Kathleen Silber
     
The Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving It Away ...a foster mom's journey
The Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving It Away ...a foster mom's journey
by Christie Erwin
 
  Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory
Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory
by Susan TeBos; Carissa Woodwyk
     
Inside Transracial Adoption
Inside Transracial Adoption
by Gail Steinberg

 
  The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story
The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story
by Anne Braff Brodzinsky
 
     
Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child
Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child
by Holly Van Gulden
 
  The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption
The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption
by Karen J. Foli Ph.D.
     


Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up
Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up
by Nancy Newton Verrier
 

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
by Debbie Riley

 

     
Did My First Mother Love Me?: A Story for an Adopted Child
Did My First Mother Love Me?: A Story for an Adopted Child
by Kathryn Ann Miller
and Jami Moffett
  Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Three Little Words: A Memoir
by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
     

 

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