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Posted by Michelle Rigg on 09/09/2021

Post-Adoption Resources: Reading List for Adoptive Parents

Post-Adoption Resources:  Reading List for Adoptive Parents

  1. 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed: Discover the Unique Needs of Your Adopted Child and Become the Best Parent You Can by Sherrie Eldridge
  2. A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents by Pamela Kruger
  3. Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore
  4. Adopting the Hurt Child-Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky. 
  5. Adoption Is A Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know by Patricia Irwin Johnston
  6. Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Families by Adam Pertman
  7. Adoption Parenting by Jean MacLeod & Sheena Macrae (Eds)
  8. After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption by Dan Cruver and Brian Borgman
  9. Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  10. Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey by Kristin Berry
  11. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption by Mike Berry
  12. Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential -and Endangered by Bruce D. Perry
  13. Building Healthy Minds by Stanley Greenspan
  14. Come Rain or Come Shine by Rachel Garlinghouse
  15. I Love You Rituals by Becky A Bailey
  16. In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption by Elizabeth O’Toole
  17. LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child by Beth O’Malley
  18. Maltreatment and the Developing Child:How Early Childhood Experience Shapes Child and Culture by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
  19. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  20. Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah D. Gray
  21. Parenting From The Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel MD (Author), Mary Hartzell (Author) 
  22. Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky
  23. Ready or Not by Pam Parrish
  24. Ready or Not: 30 Day Discovery for Battle-Weary Parents by Pam Parrish
  25. Seven Desires: Looking Past What Separates Us to Learn What Connects Us by Mark Laaser and Debra Laaser (2013)
  26. The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss by Carol Lozier, LCSW
  27. The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD  
  28. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD & Maia Szalavitz
  29. The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, & Wendy Lyons Sunshine
  30. The Connected Parent by Lisa Qualls and Karyn B. Purvis
  31. The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine: A Guide for Physicians, Parents and Providers  by Laurie C. Miller
  32. The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz & Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D OTR
  33. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz
  34. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  35. The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  36. Trails for Ticos by Missy Grant
  37. What Happened to You?  Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry
  38. Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families by Jayne E. Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley, & Timothy J. Callahan
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