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Mother Me: An Adopted Woman's Journey to Motherhood

Mother Me

An Adopted Woman’s Journey to Motherhood
by Zara Phillips

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
by Bruce D. Perry

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

Finding Family

My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
by Richard Hill

Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families -- and America

Adoption Nation

How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families — and America
by Adam Pertman

Searching

For Healing After Reunion
by Carol Schaefer

The Other Mother

The Other Mother

A Woman’s Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption
by Carol Schaefer

Perpetual Child: Adult Adoptee Anthology: Dismantling the Stereotype

Perpetual Child

Perpetual Child: Dismantling the Stereotype
Adult Adoptee Anthology

Reunited: An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life's Greatest Family Mysteries

Reunited

An Investigative Genealogist Unlocks Some of Life’s Greatest Family Mysteries
by Pamela Slaton

Healing Developmental Trauma

How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
by Laurence Heller Ph.D. and Aline LaPierre Psy.D.

Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter

Twice Born

Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter
by Betty Jean Lifton

Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way

Walk to Beautiful

The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way
by Jimmy Wayne and Ken Abraham

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

The Whole-Brain Child

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

One Child

The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment
by Mei Fong

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

Anxiety-Free Kids

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children
by Bonnie Zucker

Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief

Ambiguous Loss

Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief
by Pauline Boss

Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series)

Families Change

A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
by Julie Nelson

Maybe Days

Book for Children in Foster Care
by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright

Wanting a Child: Twenty-Two Writers on their Difficult But Mostly Successful Quests for Parenthood in a High-Tech Age

Wanting a Child

Twenty-Two Writers on their Difficult But Mostly Successful Quests for Parenthood in a High-Tech Age

Tender Mercies: Inside the World of a Child Abuse Investigator

Tender Mercies

Inside the World of a Child Abuse Investigator
by Keith N. Richards

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

The Open Adoption Experience

A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families–from Making the Decision Through the Child’s Growing Years
by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia

Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't Match, Second Edition

Inside Transracial Adoption

Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don’t Match
by Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

It's Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption

It’s Not About You

Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption
Edited by Brooke Randolph

No Matter What: An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family’s Story of Hope, Love and Healing
by Sally Donovan

Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills

Positive Discipline

The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.