Recommended Reading

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
By Sherrie Eldridge

Adopting after Infertility: Messages from Practice, Research, and Personal Experience (1st Edition)
By Rachel Balen, Marilyn Crawshaw

Adopting On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adoption for Single Parents
By Lee Varon

The Adoption Experience: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance
By Ann Morris

Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know
By Patricia Irwin Johnston

Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief
By Evelyn Burns Robinson

Adoption Wisom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption
By Marlou Russell PhD

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption
By Elisabeth O’Toole

Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges
By Cheryl A. Liebernan, PhD and Rhea K. Bufferd, LCSW

The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated
By Joyce Maguire Pavao

International Adoption: Sensitive Advice for Prospective Parents
By Jean Knoll and Mary-Kate Murphy

Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make (2nd Edition)
By Sherrie Eldridge<

Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry ABout Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles, and More
By Katja Rowell MD

The Open Adoption Experience – A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families
By Lois Ruskai Melina

The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption
By Karen J. Foli, PhD

Small Feats: Unsung Accomplishments and Everyday Heroics of Foster and Adoptive Parents
By Richard J. Delaney, PhD

The Spirit of Open Adoption
By James L. Gritter

Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past (2nd Edition)
By Betsey Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler, Bergin & Garvey

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft Revised Edition
By Mary Hopkins-Best

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family
By Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood<

You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide
By Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley

Disorganized Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
By Uttom Chowdhury, Samuel Stein

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors
By Heather T. Forbes

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control, Vol. 2
By Heather T. Forbes

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family
By Karyn B. Purvis

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
By Ross W. Greene, PhD

Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection–Not Punishment–to Raise Confident, Capable Kids
By Sarah Ockwell-Smith

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
By Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish​

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children
By Colby Pearce

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
By Daniel J. Siegel

The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears
By Lawrence J. Cohen

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors
By Pat Harvey ACSW LCSW-C, Jeanine Penzo LICSW

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition
By Deaniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour: Trauma-Informed Guidance and Action Charts
By Christine Gordon

Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
By Pat Harvey, Britt H. Rathbone

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
By Dr. Laura Markham

Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence
Lawrence J. Cohen

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
By Ross W. Greene, PhD

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments 1st Edition
By Christine Gordon, Caroline Archer

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life
By Stuart Shanker

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Why Can’t My Child Behave?: Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families
By Amber Elliott