Adoption Resources

Books & Websites for Prospective Parents

Books Providing Information on Adoption

General Adoption

  • Adoption Parenting. Creating a Tool Box, Building Connections Jean MacLeod and Sheena Macrae
  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy D. Hughes
  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook D. Hughes
  • Attachment-Focused Parenting - Effective Strategies to Care for Children D. Hughes
  • Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self D. Brodzinsky, 1993
  • Brain-Based Parenting D. Hughes/J. Baylin
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment D. Hughes
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family A. Adesman, 2004
  • Talking with Young Children About Adoption M. Watkins & S. Fisher, 1993
  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft M. Hopkins-Best, 1997
  • The Awakened Family – A Revolution in Parenting Shefali Tsabary
  • The Conscious Parent – Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children Shefali Tsabary

Intercountry and Trans-Racial Adoption

  • Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions A. Coughlin & C. Abramowitz, 2004
  • Does Anybody Else Look Like Me: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children A. J. Nakazawa
  • I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla M. Wright, 2000
  • In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories R. J. Simon & R. M. Roorda, 2000
  • Inside Transracial Adoption G. Steinberg & B. Hall, 2000
  • Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years P. Cogan, 2008
  • The Complete Book of International Adoption D. Davenport , 2006

Open Adoption

  • Children of Open Adoption and their Families K. Silber
  • Dear Birthmother: Thank You for Our Baby K. Silber, 1998
  • The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide L. R. Melina & S. Kaplan Roszia, 1993
  • The Open Hearted Way to Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole L. Holden

Older Child - Special Needs Adoption

  • Adopting a Child with a Trauma and Attachment Disruption History Theresa Fraser, 2011
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids G. Keck & R. Kupecky
  • Adopting the Older Child C. Jewett, 1978
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children D. Hughes, 1999
  • Older Child Adoption G. Robinson, 1998
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child B. McCreight, 2002

Websites Providing Information on Adoption