Resource List

Adoptive Parenting

  • Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know-Patricia Johnston

  • Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America-Adam Pertman

  • Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections-Jean MacLeod

  • Adoption Without Fear-James L. Gritter

  • Dear Birthmother-Kathleen Silber

  • Hospitious Adoption-James L. Gritter

  • Post Adoption Blues-Karen Foli, Ph.D.

  • Raising Adopted Children-Lois Melina

  • Real Parents, Real Children Parenting the Adopted Child-Holly Van Gulden

  • Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Mother-Jana Wolff

  • Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past-Betsy Keefer

  • The Family of Adoption-Joyce Maguire Pavao

  • Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew-Sherrie Eldridge

  • Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed-Sherrie Eldridge


  • Birth Bond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees-Judith Gediman

  • Being Adopted the Lifelong Search for Self-David Brodzinsky

  • Primal Wound-Understanding the Adopted Child-Nancy Verrier

  • Questions Adoptees Are Asking- Sherrie Eldridge

  • Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make- Sherrie Eldridge

Adopting the Older Child

  • Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens-Debbie Riley and John Meeks

  • The Connected Child-Karyn Purvis

  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft-Mary Hopkins-Best

Birth Parents

  • Birthmothers-Merry Block Jones

  • Out of the Shadows: Birthfather Stories-Mary Martin Mason

Children’s Books on Adoption

  • “A” Is For Adopted-Eileen Tucker Cosby

  • A Mother For Choco-Keiko Kasza

  • Did My First Mother Love Me?- Kathryn Ann Miller

  • I Love You Like Crazy Cakes-Rose A. Lewis

  • Jin Woo-Eve Bunting

  • Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale- Karen Katz

  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born-Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Tell Me a Real Adoption Story-Betty Jean Lifton

  • The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story-Anne Brodzinsky

  • Twice Upon a Time: Born and Adopted-Eleanora Patterson

  • Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, And Waiting Children’s Hearts-Sherrie Eldridge


  • Adopting After Infertility-Patricia Irwin Johnston

  • The Long-Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility- Ellen Sarasohn Glazer

  • Sweet Grapes: How to Stop Being Infertile and Start Living Again-Jean and Michael Carter

International Adoption

  • With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook- Margi Miller and Nancy Ward

Open Adoption

  • Hospitious Adoption-James L. Gritter

  • Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience In Open Adoption- James L. Gritter

  • The Open Adoption Experience-Lois Melina, Sharon Kaplan Roszia

  • The Spirit of Open Adoption- James L. Gritter

Trans-racial Adoption

  • Brown Like Me-Noelle Lamperti

  • Black Children, White Parents: Putting The Pieces Together-Tonya Moore

  • Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-Sensitizing Parenting…-Gail Steinberg

  • Living on the Fault Line-

DVD’s on Adoption

  • Adopted-The Movie Point Made Films

  • Adopted: For the Life of Me

  • Gentle Transitions: A Newborn Baby’s Point of View About Adoption-Michael Trout

  • Multiple Transitions: A Young Child’s Point of View About Foster Care…- Michael Trout

  • Struggle for Identity-Issues In Transracial Adoption