Readings

For Birth Parents

  • The Third Choice: A Woman’s Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption, (Foge, Leslie and Gail Mosconi.)
  • Saying Goodbye to a Baby: Volume 1 – The Birthparent’s Guide to Loss and Grief in Adoption, (Roles, Patricia.)
  • Dear Birthmother, (Silber, Kathleen and Phyllis Speedlin.)
  • How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for Parents and Birthparents of Minors., (Dorner, Patricia Martinez.)
  • The Spirit of Open Adoption, (Gritter, James L.)
  • The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families - From Making the Decision Through the Child’s Growing Years, (Melina, Lois and Sharon Kaplan Roszia.)

For Adoptive Families

  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, (Eldridge, Sherrie.)
  • Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent’s Guide, (Melina, Lois.)
  • Dear Birthmother, (Silber, Kathleen and Phyllis Speedlin.)
  • Talking to Your Child About Adoption, (Dorner, Patricia Martinez.)
  • How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for Parents and Birthparents of Minors, (Dorner, Patricia Martinez.)
  • How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions, (Erichsen, Jean Nelson and Heino R. Erichsen.)
  • Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, (Gray, Deborah.)
  • The Spirit of Open Adoption, (Gritter, James L.)
  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft, (Hopkins-Best, Mary.)
  • Adopting the Older Child, (Jewett, Claudia L.)
  • Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss, (Jewett, Claudia L.)
  • Adopting After Infertility, (Johnston, Patricia Irwin.)
  • Adoption is a Family Affair! What Relatives and Friends Must Know, (Johnston, Patricia Irwin.)
  • Launching a Baby’s Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals, (Johnston, Patricia Irwin.)
  • Adoptive Parenting From the Ground Up: Parenting the Infant or Child Who Waited, (Katzer, Katie Prigel.)
  • Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past, (Keefer, Betsy and Jayne Schooler.)
  • A Passage to the Heart, (Klatzin, Amy (ed.))
  • Designing Rituals of Adoption: for the Religious and Secular Community, (Mason, Mary Martin.)
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child, (McCreight, Brenda.)
  • The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families - From Making the Decision Through the Child’s Growing Years, (Melina, Lois and Sharon Kaplan Roszia.)
  • Making Sense of Adoption, (Melina, Lois.)
  • Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents, (Melina, Lois.)
  • With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook for Parents Adopting International Children Over Age One, (Miller, Margi & Nancy Ward.)
  • The Attachment Parenting Book, (Sears, William & Martha Sears.)
  • The Discipline Book, (Sears, William & Martha Sears.)
  • Children of Open Adoption, (Silber, Kathleen and Patricia Martinez Dorner.)
  • Inside Transracial Adoption, (Steinberg, Gail and Beth Hall.)
  • Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child, (Van Gulden, Holly and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb.)

Children

  • The Mulberry Bird, (Drodzinsky, Anne Braff.)
  • A Blessing from Above, (Henderson, Patti.)
  • Love You Forever, (Munsch, Robert.)

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