He Just Needs to be Loved

When three year old Tyler was adopted from Ukraine in 1992, the orphanage director told the authors, “He just needs to be loved”, but Tyler needed much more than love. The product of neglect and abuse, he fought every attempt to be integrated into the family, afraid to trust human relationships. During his first years… More He Just Needs to be Loved

How It Feels To Be Adopted

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A group of adopted children, of all ages and social backgrounds, confide their feelings, frustrations, difficulties & joys with stirring honesty. Will help adopted children understand that their own emotions are normal & appropriate.

I Miss My Foster Parents

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Written by a young boy in foster care with his sister. Tells of their feelings when an adoptive family is found and they must leave their foster home.

It’s Time to Let You Know

This book is a story about a birthmother’s love for her child. Author, Beth Riedler, tells her heartfelt story about giving her child up through adoption. Ages 5-8.

Jin Woo

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David is a little unsure about the arrival of his new baby brother, who his parents have adopted from Korea. David learns that the arrival of Jin Woo doesn’t mean he has lost his place. The this is a very reassuring, and beautifully illustrated story.

Let’s Talk About It: Adoption (Mr. Rogers)

Fred Rogers opens the door for adopted children and their parents to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings in a book about the joy of belonging and the love that unites families. Rogers unaffected delivery has a way of making scary things unscary, which should help parents as much as kids.

Lucy’s Feet

Young Lucy, eight, picks the lint from between her toes just as her mother does, but has red hair unlike anyone else in the family. Lucy is adopted, and it’s questionable as to whether she had much previous knowledge of this situation, in spite of her age. She is bothered by the thought that her… More Lucy’s Feet

Mighty Manny

This is a non-fiction children’s book showing the main issues that children with Neuromuscular Disorders (such as Muscular Dystrophy) face. Manny’s photographic journey shows that his limitations don’t limit him. Manny was born to Guatemalan birthparents, and adopted by his forever family, the author and her husband, as a baby. Manny is an inspiration to many because… More Mighty Manny

My Mei Mei

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Antonia wants a little sister. She’s disappointed when she flies to China to meet her new baby sister, who can’t do anything but take attention from her. In this charming, beautifully illustrated story of adoption, Antonia learns about being a sister.

Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding And Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder

A book on reactive attachment disorder and more, in that it explores the underlying causes and includes help for children that might not be so badly damaged psychologically as to be classified as having reactive attachment disorder. The book will help any parent who is challenged with raising an oppositional defiant or “difficult” child. The… More Parenting Other People’s Children: Understanding And Repairing Reactive Attachment Disorder

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

The world is full of hurt children, and bringing one into your home can quickly derail the easy family life you once knew. Get effective suggestions, wisdom, and advice to parent the hurt child in your life. The best hope for tragedy prevention is knowledge! Updated and revised.

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

Finally, a parenting book which demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma and explains what the research means for the everyday life of parents of children who hurt. As experts on adoption and fostering who are adoptive parents themselves, Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon explain why conventional parenting techniques are often not helpful… More Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

Tell Me A Real Adoption Story

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Here is a book for parents and children to share as they lay the foundation for a lifetime of communication about adoption. Helps parents understand their childrens need to know the truth about themselves & have a sense of reality about their beginnings.

The Coffee Can Kid

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Annie and her adoptive father examine the treasured contents of a coffee can, which contains the links to her birth family, and discuss the story of her adoption. Very touching story.

The Day We Met You

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Adoptive parents narrate the loving preparations made for the day they took their child home. The story begins simply, with the phone call that notifies them of the baby’s arrival, and ends with the joy of seeing their child: “The minute we saw you we knew that we loved you.”  Ages 2-5

The Little Green Goose

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Mr. Goose longs for a baby, and the barnyard hens are in an uproar over his constant requests for an egg to hatch. When Daisy the dog unearths a gigantic one, Mr. Goose lovingly builds a nest and hatches a scaly-skinned, spiky-tailed “green goose” who calls him Mama. While the illustrations reveal that the baby… More The Little Green Goose