Recommended Reading

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:

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

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