Suggested Readings & Websites

Suggested Readings

For Adults

  • Carlisle, Katrina and Barr, Tracy “Adoption for Dummies

  • Cogen, Patty “Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years

  • Crumbley, Joseph “Transracial Adoption and Foster Care

  • Eldridge, Sherrie “Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wished Their Adoptive Parents Knew

  • Johnston, Patricia Irwin “Adopting Sound Choices, Strong Families

  • Keck, Gregory C. and Kubecky, Regina M. “Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids

  • Keefer, Betsy and Schooler, Jayne E. “Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child”

  • Steinberg, Gail and Hall, Beth "Inside Transracial Adoption"

  • Watkins, Mary and Fisher, Susan “Talking with Young Children about Adoption

  • Francesca, Zoe “My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book For Adoptive Families

  • Dr. Siegel, Daniel “Parenting From The Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive

  • Sunshine, Wendy, Dr. Cross, David and Dr. Purvis, Karyn “The Connected Child

  • Gray, Deborah“Attaching in Adoption

  • Hopkins, Mary“Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft

  • Dr. Keck, Gregory“Adopting the Hurt Child

  • Dr. Keck, Gregory“Parenting the Hurt Child

  • Davenport, Dawn“The Complete Book of International Adoption

For Kids

  • Bond, Juliet C. "Sam's Sister"
  • Durant, Jolene "Never Never Never Will She Stop Loving You"
  • Hamanaka, Sheila "All Colors of the Earth"
  • O'Shea, Robbie "I'm Brown and My Sister Isn't"
  • Parr, Todd "It's Okay to be Different"
  • Simon, Norma "All Kinds of Families"
  • Curtis, Jaime Lee "Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Adopted"


Helpful Websites

  • Perspective Press
    Infertility & Adoption Publisher provides list of recommended Adoption Books

  • Adopting.Com
    Videos and Articles about a variety of Adoption Topics

  • Joint Council on International Children’s Services
    Resources and Advocacy for International Adoption

  • Bureau of Consular Affairs - U.S. Department of State
    Excellent resource and information about Intercountry Adoptions