Adopting can be a lengthy process and while you are waiting it’s a perfect time to put together a reading list of topics that could be very useful once your child is in your home. While many people are familiar with the giant tomes written for pregnant mothers, you may need a few ideas on where to start for books on adoption. This list covers various facets of adoption, and features sound advice from adoption experts as well as literature and personal insights from adoptive parents and adoptees.
Children’s books – that parents will love too.
- A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
- I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis
- Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale From Henry Holt and Co.
- Launching A Baby’s Adoption by Patricia Irwin Johnston
- Adopting After Infertility also by Patricia Irwin Johnston
General Adoption Parenting
- Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
- Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois Ruskai Melina
- This is Me – Memories to Gather and Keep by Susan L. Pierce
- Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck, Regina M. Kupecky
- Parenting With Love and Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster W. Cline, Jim Fay
- The Waiting Child: How the Faith and Love of One Orphan Saved the Life of Another by Cindy Champnella
Older Child Adoption
- Adopting the Older Child by Claudia L. Jewett
- Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best
- Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew
- When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD by Nancy L. Thomas
- Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray
- Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Childre by Daniel A. Hughes
- Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children by Daniel A. Hughes
- Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders: Theory, Evidence and Practice (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) by Vivien Prior, Danya Glaser
- Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families (With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child), Second Edition by Ronald S. Federici