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The Life Intended

by Kristin Harmel Gallery Books (December 30, 2014)

Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You in this richly told novel from the author of The Sweetness of Forgetting about the struggle to overcome the past when our memories refuse to be forgotten.

After her husband’s...


The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting: The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

by Sally Donovan, Sue Clifford, Jim Clifford & Dr. Vivien Norris Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2014)

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.


Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

by Julia Davis & Hugh Thornbery Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 21, 2014)

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.


Damage Control: A Memoir of Outlandish Privilege, Loss and Redemption

by Sergei Boissier Carol Mann Agency (April 08, 2014)

A powerful blazingly honest memoir told with humor and panache about a mother and son finding each other again after years of estrangement. A coming-of-age story of outrageous excess, glamour, entitlement and...


Labours of Love: Canadians Talk About Adoption

by Deborah A. Brennan Dundurn (October 08, 2008)

Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader...


An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood

by Jill Smolowe Atria Books (December 10, 2013)

"Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then...


The International Adoption Handbook

by Myra Alperson Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

For anyone involved in, or thinking about, adopting a child from abroad, The International Adoption Handbook is an essential guide. The process of international adoption can sometimes seem complex, frustrating,...


Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes

by Ann Angel & Marc Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2013)

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela,...


Can I tell you about Adoption?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Anne Braff Brodzinsky & Rosy Salaman Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 28, 2013)

Meet Chelsea - a young girl who was adopted. Chelsea invites readers to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who have been transracially adopted. Chelsea and her...


A Child's Journey Through Placement

by Vera I Fahlberg Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to...


Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...


Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Matc

by Gail Steinberg & Beth Hall Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 28, 2013)

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide...


Why Can't My Child Behave?: Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

by Amber Elliott Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 28, 2013)

Why Can't My Child Behave? is an authoritative guide to developing empathy in dealing with children's challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.


The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

by John DeGarmo & Mary Perdue Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 28, 2013)

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can...


Wish You Happy Forever

by Jenny Bowen HarperOne (March 11, 2014)

Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages—and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them—from a state of...


The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole

by Lori Holden & Crystal Hass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 28, 2013)

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption is a guide for those involved in adoption— domestic, international, and foster, as well as those who come to parenting via assisted reproduction—as it helps readers...


Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

by Emma Ward & Gillian Schofield Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 14, 2011)

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for...


A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

by Chris Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2010)

It explains what attachment is, what the different patterns look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers...


Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

by Sue Jennings & Dennis McCarthy Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2011)

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how...


Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Suzanne Buckingham Slade Scarecrow Press (January 09, 2013)

The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teens, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young...


No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

by Melissa Fay Greene Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2011)

Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood

When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria...


Stalker

by Lisa Stone Avon (June 14, 2018)

Someone is always watching…

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his

evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship...


A Forever Family

by Rob Scheer & Jon Sternfeld Gallery/Jeter Publishing (November 06, 2018)

In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles...


One Heart at a Time

by Delilah RosettaBooks (October 16, 2018)

“You’re listening to Delilah.”

Delilah, the most listened-to woman on American radio, has distinguished herself as the “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” and America’s ultimate romance guru. But Delilah’s...


Saving International Adoption

by Mark Montgomery & Irene Powell Vanderbilt University Press (January 30, 2018)

International adoption is in a state of virtual collapse, rates having fallen by more than half since 2004 and continuing to fall. Yet around the world millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need permanent...


Counting Down

by Deborah Gold Ohio University Press (February 26, 2018)

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet...


The Mouse Room

by Susan Ito SheBooks (March 31, 2014)

Susan Ito is a struggling college student, a young adult on the cusp of parental independence, when she meets her birth mother for the first time. Instead of launching into adulthood, she finds herself entangled...


Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

by Joy Rees Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 18, 2018)

This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life story work with fostered and adopted children, and how best to carry it out. Simple to read and to implement,...


Fall or Fly

by Wendy Welch Ohio University Press (January 08, 2018)

Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews...


The Triumph of Rosemary

by Marylin E. Atkins, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan Two Sisters Writing and Publishing LLC (October 29, 2017)

Baby Rosemary - born to an Italian teen and a married black man in Detroit in 1946 - is adopted from an agency by a black couple in Saginaw, Michigan The adoptive mother's abuse instills in the girl, whom they...


The Return

by Rachael L Robertson MNMS Charitable Giving Projects, INC. (November 24, 2017)

The challenges that children and families are difficult.. Moreover,And given the intake of children from the parents home and into the custody of the Department of Protective Services is just heartbreaking....


Rescuing Rose

by Isabel Wolff KPR Publishing (November 27, 2017)

Rose Costelloe LOVES problems - other people's problems that is.  As an agony aunt she adores dishing out advice on everything from dizziness to divorce.  But this rather thorny Rose is not so good when it...


Goodbye, SaraJane

by Sequoya Griffin Key Purpose Books LLC (November 03, 2017)

Dear Mama Katherine,

This is your daughter SaraJane.

I know you named me Sequoya at birth and I haven't seen you since I was ten-years-old. I want you to know that SaraJane is the name my adoptive mother gave...


Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour

by Christine Gordon Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 19, 2017)

Difficult behaviour in children with developmental trauma comes from a place of hurt. It is often confusing, unpredictable and painful both to the child and the people around them, and can be a form of self-protection...


The Children Money Can Buy

by Anne Moody Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2018)

The Children Money Can Buy covers decades of dramatic societal change in foster care and adoption, including the pendulum swings regarding open adoption and attitudes toward birth parents, the gradual acceptance...


Okayest Mom

by Natalie Gwyn FaithWords (June 26, 2018)

NATALIE GWYN uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family.

The wife of a technology entrepreneur, already...


You Are Not Alone

by Kate Silvas Bush Publishing (September 19, 2017)

You Are Not Alone is a book of hope and contains a series of meditations based on scripture that were written for parents of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). While intended for that specific...


Cruel to Be Kind: Part 3 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (September 07, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (September 07, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Cruel to Be Kind: Part 2 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (August 31, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Cruel to Be Kind: Part 1 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (August 24, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Reflections on Adoptive Parenting

by Maria E Piantanida Learning Moments Press (July 31, 2017)

At the age of 38, the author and her husband adopted an 11 year old boy.  During the early years of their life together, the author wrote short vignettes about moments that challenged her assumptions about...


The Closet of Savage Mementos

by Nuala Ní Chonchúir New Island Books (April 15, 2014)

Nuala Ní Chonchúir's characters and their relationships have about them that most precious and elusive quality: the ring of truth.' - Gerard Stembridge Lillis leaves behind 1990s Dublin for a summer job working...


Building the Bonds of Attachment

by Daniel A. Hughes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

A highly accessible resource for students and professionals as well as parents, Building the Bonds of Attachment presents a composite case study of one child’s developmental course following years of abuse...


Taken: Part 3 of 3

by Rosie Lewis Harper Element (January 26, 2017)

Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate.

Addicted to drugs from birth because of her mother’s substance abuse...


Taken: Part 2 of 3

by Rosie Lewis Harper Element (January 19, 2017)

Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate.

Addicted to drugs from birth because of her mother’s substance abuse...


Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship

by Aaron Goodfellow Fordham University Press (June 01, 2015)

Gay Fathers, Their Children and the Making of Kinship' explores the status of fatherhood when paternity can no longer be tied to procreative sex. It addresses how the anxiety associated with securing the paternal...


Taken

by Rosie Lewis Harper Element (January 26, 2017)

Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate.

Addicted to drugs from birth because of her mother’s substance abuse...


Broken Child Mended Man

by Adam Starks Adam Starks (July 15, 2015)

Broken Child Mended Man is a remarkably compelling memoir touching on childhood neglect, years in foster care and overcoming the odds to graduate college. Highlighting the emotional and psychological ups and...


Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (February 23, 2017)

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with...