Recommended Reading

Below are a list of recommended Adoption and Orphan Care books, books in bold designate a highly recommended book. Another excellent resource for books is Tapestry Books.
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Gregory Keck, M.D.
  • Adopting the Older Child: Claudia L. Jewett
  • Adoption Answer Book: Your Compete Guide to a Successful Adoption: Brette McWhorter Sember
  • Adoption Parenting Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections: Jean Macleod & Sheena Macrae
  • Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It: Raymond Guarendi
  • Adoption: The Essential Guide to Adopting Quickly and Safely: Randall Hicks
  • Adoptive Parent Intentional Parent: Stacy Manning
  • Attaching in Adoption - Practical Tools for Today's Parents: Deborah D. Gray
  • Complete Adoption Book: Laura Beauvais-Godwin
  • Fields of the Fatherless: Discover the Joy of Compassionate Living: Tom Davis
  • Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: David and Renee Sanford
  • Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss: Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • How to Adopt Without Debt: Julie Gumm
  • I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World: Marguerite A. White
  • In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Own Stories: Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M Roorda
  • Is Adoption for You? The Information You Need to Make the Right Choice: Christine Adamec
  • Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child: Trish Maskew
  • Parenting the Hurt Child: Gregory Keck, M.D.
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child: Brenda McCreight Parenting
  • Your Internationally Adopted Child: Patty Cogen
  • Parents by Choice: An Insightful Guide Exploring Adoption to Build Your Family: Terese E. Deblander
  • Raising Adopted Children: Lois Ruskai Melina
  • Raising Shane: Foster Care & Adoption of the Special-Needs Child: Kate Rosemary
  • Risk and Promise: A Handbook for Parents Adopting a Child From Overseas: Chasnoff, Shwartz,Pratt, Neuberger
  • Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families: Natalie Nichols Gillespie
  • The Connected Child: Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine
  • The Intercountry Adoption Journey: National Council for Adoption (online course)
  • The International Adoption Handbook: Myra Alperson
  • Toddler Adoption - The Weaver's Craft: Mary Hopkins-Best
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew: Sherrie Eldridge
  • With Eyes Wide Open: Margi Miller & Nancy Ward
  • Wounded Children, Healing Homes: Jane Schooler
  • Yes, You Can Adopt!: A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption: Richard Mintzer

Kids books:
  • A Mother for Choco: Keiko Kasza
  • I Don’t Have Your Eyes: Carrie Kitze
  • I Wished for You: an Adoption Story: Marianne R Richmond
  • Over the Moon: Karen Katz
  • Shaoey and Dot - Bug meets Bundle: Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman
  • The Long Ride: Don Regier
  • Waiting for May: Janet Morgan Stoeke
  • We Belong Together: Todd Parr
  • We See the Moon: Carrie Kitze

Country Specific reading:

China:
  • The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
  • Somewhere in China a Mother Remembers by Anita M. Andrew
  • Adopting in China: A Practical Guide/An Emotional Journey by Kathleen Wheeler and Doug Werner

Ethiopia:
  • There is no me without you: Melissa Fay Greene.
  • In Search of King Solomon's Mines: Tahir Shah Notes from the Hyena's Belly: Nega Mezlekia Ethiopia: Anne Heinrichs