Subtitle: With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child (2nd Edition) Written for parents who have adopted a child who has suffered deprivation or abuse, this book is a welcome source of new ideas and technics in helping my children adapt to their new family, social and cultural situation. Especially, in the areas of… More Help For The Hopeless Child: A Guide For Families
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.
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.
This is the lovely little story of a little bear named Barley and his mother who sit in a very nice stuffed chair and talk about how they came to be a family. The simple and engaging text will prove to be an especially nice way for parents to explain adoption and answer the kids… More I Wished for You: An Adoption Story
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become less aware they are raising an atypical or adopted child. They are raising their child, no different than… More Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey
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
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.
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
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.
This is a warm and tender story, telling of the events of the night a young girl is born and her adoptive parents come to see her for the first time.
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.
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
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
Many adult adoptees have gone through life wanting to ask questions about their birthparents. Often these questions remain unasked and unanswered. This book opens the adoption dialog at an early age by allowing the questions to be asked and discussed, creating the foundation for conversations to come.This is a story written from the child’s perspective,… More We See the Moon