Best Adoption Books
Here you will get Best Adoption Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
Author: by Karyn B. Purvis
“An extremely useful parenting handbook… Truly outstanding … Strongly recommended.” -Library Journal (starred review)””A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike.” -Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption”The Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm, gentle, effective manner.”-Temple Grandin, Author, The Way I See It, The Autistic BrainThe adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family.
Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family-and addressing their special needs-requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened “A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children.” -Carol S.
2. The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment
Author: by Lisa Qualls
There Is Hope for Every Child, Every Parent, and Every Family Parenting under the best of circumstances can be difficult. And raising children who have come to your home from hard places, who have their own set of unique needs, brings even more challenges.
You may have discovered that the techniques that worked with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child. Renowned child-development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family.
You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of clinical research and real-world experience. Coauthor Lisa Qualls demonstrates how you can successfully implement these strategies in your home, just as she did in hers. You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable tools to facilitate a healing connection with your child.
The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.
3. The Primal Wound
Author: by Nancy Newton Verrier
The Primal Wound is a seminal work which revolutionizes the way we think about adoption. It describes and clarifies the effects of separating babies from their birth mothers as a primal loss which affects the relationships of the adopted person throughout life..
It is a book about pre-and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss. It gives adoptees, whose pain has long been unacknowledged or misunderstood, validation for their feelings, as well as explanations for their behavior. It lists the coping mechanisms which adoptees use to be able to attach and live in a family to whom they are not related and with whom they have no genetic cues.
It will contribute to the healing of all members of the adoption triad and will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned..
4. Noelle The Best Big Sister: A Story to Help Prepare a Soon-To-Be Older Sibling for a New Baby for Kids Ages 2-8 (Live, Laugh, Grow)
Author: by Mikaela Wilson
A new baby is a huge adjustment for the entire family and can be especially confusing for a young child. These changes come to life through the heartwarming character of big sister, Noelle, whose experiences will feel very authentic to the young reader.
This is the perfect book to help prepare a soon-to-be older sibling for a new baby! From the Back Cover:Noelle is ecstatic about becoming a big sister. But upon the arrival of the new baby, she quickly learns that being an older sibling is both wonderful and confusing at the same time.
Join Noelle as she adjusts to life as a new big sister. This sweet story explores family life through the eyes and heart of a child. To say THANK-YOU, this book comes with a free gift at the end of the book!
5. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
Author: by Nicole Chung
Catapult (October 2, 2018)
October 2, 2018
A NATIONAL BESTSELLERThis beloved memoir “is an extraordinary, honest, nuanced and compassionate look at adoption, race in America and families in general” (Jasmine Guillory, Code Switch, NPR)What does it means to lose your rootswithin your culture, within your familyand what happens when you find them?
Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee.
But as Nicole grew upfacing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came fromshe wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.
With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secretsvital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.
6. André The Best Big Brother: A Story Book for Kids Ages 2-8 To Help Prepare a Soon-To-Be Older Sibling For a New Baby (Live, Laugh, Grow)
Author: by Mikaela Wilson
A new baby is a huge adjustment for the entire family and can be especially confusing for a young child. These changes come to life through the heartwarming character of big brother, Andr, whose experiences will feel very authentic to the young reader.
This is the perfect book to help prepare a soon-to-be older sibling for a new baby! From the Back Cover:Andr is ecstatic about becoming a big brother. But upon the arrival of the new baby, he quickly learns that being an older sibling is both wonderful and confusing at the same time.
Join Andr as he adjusts to life as a new big brother. This sweet story explores family life through the eyes and heart of a child. To say THANK-YOU, this book comes with a free gift at the end of the book!
7. DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers
Author: by Carol Lozier
Are you a therapist looking for a user-friendly DBT-C workbook? One that will become your go-to-book for kids and families? DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers has 70 DBT-C reproducible handouts and worksheets for kids (6 -12yo) and families that will engage the child, improve your knowledge and use of DBT-C skills, allowing you to feel capable and confident in the therapy room.
DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers helps therapists solve the struggles they face when working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges such as, anxiety, depression, aggressiveness, isolation, tantrums, and refusal to comply with adults. This book is one of the first to present each DBT-C skill with an easy to understand explanation, fun and engaging illustrations, discussion questions, and tips and suggestions for the therapist to use in the therapy room.
Whether you are a newly graduated therapist, a therapist new to DBT-C or seasoned in your knowledge and experience, DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers will forever transform the way you work with children and families, allowing you to feel capable and confident in the therapy room.
8. Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family
Author: by Mitch Albom
“Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can’t help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic. Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and The Art of MemoirFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.
With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers.
9. Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
Author: by Judy Christie
October 22, 2019
The compelling, poignant true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandalsome of whom learned the truth from Lisa Wingate’s bestselling novel Before We Were Yours and were reunited with birth family members as a result of its wide reach From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in Memphis.
She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parentshiding the fact that many weren’t orphans at all, but stolen sons and daughters of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity wards that their babies had died.
The publication of Lisa Wingate’s novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann’s lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the stories of fifteen adoptees in this book, many determined Tann survivors set out to trace their roots and find their birth families.
10. Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Author: by Sherrie Eldridge
“Birthdays may be difficult for me.””I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family.””When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me.””I am afraid you will abandon me.”The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning.
And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children’s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame.
With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love-that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future-that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be-and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.
Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child-and within the adoptive home.
11. I Will Always Love You: Keepsake Gift Book for Mother and New Baby
Author: by Dr. Brie Turns
Looking for a perfect gift for a little one in your life? Receiving a new family member is an exciting event. Join momma giraffe as she tells a sweet story of unconditional love and all the ways she will be there for her child.
As baby giraffe grows and embarks on many adventures, momma giraffe consistently tells her to RememberI will always love you. I Will Always Love You is a perfect gift for those who are receiving a new family member and want to remind them of how much they are loved and cared for.
It is sure to become a favorite bedtime story for the little ones in your life. Dr. Turns specializes in helping families strengthen their bond and love for one another. This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader to the African Plains with hand drawn watercolor art.
Awarded Reader’s Favorite – 5 Stars”Dr. Turns’ story helps kids visualize the lives of giraffes and other animals native to the African grasslands while bringing home the universal theme of a mother’s love for her child.” – Jack MagnusGrab your copy and get ready to express your unconditional love.
12. Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging
Author: by Julie Ryan McGue
May 11, 2021
Julie is adopted.She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption paperswhich becomes an issue for Julie when, at forty-eight years old, she finds herself facing several serious health issues.
To launch the probe into her closed adoption, Julie first needs the support of her sister. The twins talk things over, and make a pact: Julie will approach their adoptive parents for the adoption paperwork and investigate search options, and the sisters will split the costs involved in locating their birth relatives.
But their adoptive parents aren’t happy that their daughters want to locate their birth parentsand that is only the first of many obstacles Julie will come up against as she digs into her background. Julie’s search for her birth relatives spans eight years and involves a search agency, a PI, a confidential intermediary, a judge, an adoption agency, a social worker, and a genealogist.
By journey’s end, what began as a simple desire for a family medical history has evolved into a complicated questone that unearths secrets, lies, and family members that are literally right next door.
13. Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours
Author: by Sarah Sentilles
Random House (May 4, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece. Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newbornabout injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin May you always feel at home.
After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decide to adopt via the foster care system. Despite knowing that the system’s goal is the child’s reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home to a flurry of social workers who question them, evaluate them, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their liveseven if it means most likely having to give the child back.
After years of starts and stops, and endless navigation of the complexities and injustices of the foster care system, a phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl named Coco, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home.
14. From The Foster House To The White House
Author: by Terrence Williams
This is the poignant and triumphant story of Terrence K. Williams, who was born into nothing; neglected, starved, abused, and beaten, a product of the foster home system. He grew up without a table to sit at, let alone food to eat, yet today is endeared by millions of fans and followers…
And welcomed at the White House! A heart-wrenching yet ultimately victorious story, you’ll cry and laugh as you experience his life through Terrence’s eyes. With the odds stacked against him, Terrence believed that a hard life is still a valuable life.
He let his deprived upbringing shape him, not destroy him. Surrounded by a victim hood mentality, he pushed himself to reject the acceptance that his life would never be better. Today he’s a popular voice for common-sense and a defender of freedom.
This is the story of being let down by a system but not letting yourself down. If you’re facing challenges and obstacles that seem insurmountable, Terrence’s story will inspire and motivate you to find opportunities to grow in whatever situation you face.
15. The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
Author: by Ann Fessler
A remarkably well-researched and accomplished book. The New York Times Book ReviewA wrenching, riveting book. Chicago TribuneIn this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v.Wade.
An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.
16. You Can Two!: The Essential Twins Preparation Guide
Author: by Jennifer Bonicelli
Don’t just survive twin parentingthrive every step of the way with practical preparation strategies and advice from You Can Two. It’s no secret that raising two babies at once has its challenges, but with the right preparation you can conquer fears for good.
You Can Two delivers essential information and practical prep strategies to get expecting parents ready for the joys of twinfancy. From mental and emotional prep to feeding, and everything in between, this action-oriented guide covers the broad spectrum of how to tackle the first few months after your babies arrive.
Complete with real advice and encouraging anecdotes from parents who have been there, You Can Two is a go-to reference to remember that you can do this. Get ready for two heartbeats, 20 fingers, and 20 toes, with:Step-by-step prep that guarantees you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way, from gathering gear for your hospital bag to teaching your tiny humans to eat and sleep.
A planning toolkit that includes checklists, trackers, questions for need-to-know answers, and to-do lists. Real support that offers insider techniques from other twin parents, along with stories for reassurance and inspiration. Whether you were hoping for twins, or are still staring in disbelief at an ultrasound with two heartbeats, You Can Two gives you the confidence to head into twin parenting with excitementnot fear.