Adoption Books

Recommended Reads

Essential books recommended by the Coalition  for foster and adoptive families, plus  anyone else who can benefit from a greater understanding of adoption and foster care.

A portion of books purchased through Amazon via our website links will benefit the Coalition. Just click on one of the following titles to purchase a copy and Amazon will automatically send a donation to the Coalition.


Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Gregory C. Keck & Regina Kupecky

Adopting the Older Child

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray (2012-01-16)

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (Anchor Book) 

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens 

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption

Help I’ve Been Adopted

Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma

Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory C Keck (Jun 15 2009)

Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: How to Overcome the Unique Challenges and Raise a Happy and Healthy Child

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child

Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past, 2nd Edition

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated

The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families–from Making the Decision Through the Child’s Growing Years

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families

A Child’s Journey Through Placement

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole

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