100 Good Wishes: Honoring an Ancient Chinese Tradition
An honored tradition from Asia, Bai Jia Bei - the hundred family quilt has become a favorite way for families waiting to adopt from China to pass the time and welcome their new babies to the family. This book, by well-known quilter Traci Sharpton and adoptive mom Elaina Fiedler, has 6 beautiful designs, with instructions included, for making your very own 100 Good Wishes quilt.
Adopting a Daughter from China
This easy to read, book covers every aspect of adopting from China: preparing the nursery, changing a name, the baby wardrobe, child development, selecting a pediatrician, child safety, feeding baby, the wait, packing for your trip, travel to China, early days together, pre and post-adoption resources, and more.
Adopting a Toddler: What Size Shoes Does She Wear?
Adopting A Toddler: a comprehensive guide to toddler adoption by Denise Harris Hoppenhauer, an Adoptive Parent and Advocate. Geared towards first time parents adopting toddlers and older infants, the practical advice offered here was written with the unique needs of adopted toddlers in mind; combined with personal experience. It includes such topics as: naming your toddler, baby showers, waiting to complete your adoption, the toddler wardrobe, the nursery, child safety, childcare, mealtime, bath time, selecting a pediatrician, medical considerations for adopted children, international adoption, adoption travel, post adoption, resources and more.
Lists popular and helpful adoption books for people who are just starting out. My books also provide advice to "old hand" adoptive parents too. Practical and immediately useable information.
Adoption Books by Stacie Cahill
Stacie Cahill is a psychotherapist, LISW. Stacie has published four inspiring books that celebrate the subject of adoption. As an adult adoptee and an adoptive parent, she relates well to readers by sharing a passion for the subject of adoption. As individuals read Stacie's new books and work through common identity issues, they will be made to feel more secure by developing a clear understanding of the specific identity concerns and questions that are all a part of healthy human development. Celebrate with Stacie as you celebrate who you are!
Adoption in the United States
Navigating the complex U.S. system of adoption is no easy feat. Don't go it alone - educate yourself with this invaluable guide. This is the only comprehensive reference book that includes information on both the health aspects of adoption and the different laws and procedures regarding adoption for each state. The authors provide a consolidated picture of the regulations for intercountry adoptions in addition to those for adoption from public foster care and domestic infant adoption. This book is a must read.
Adoption Matters adds to our understanding of reproduction, parenting, familial bonds, personal identity, self-knowledge, and contemporary social policy. The contributors to Adoption Matters explore a range of related topics, such as the manner in which interracial or international adoption affects the way we perceive the relationships among race, ethnicity, and culture and how class affects oneís life prospects and choices.
Adoption World Specialties
Adoption World Specialties has been a trusted resource for adoption lifebooks for 16 years. A lifebook captures the needed facts about birth parents, health history and provides a therapeutic grounding for foster and adoptive children. For children and teens.
Adoption-Works is offering personalized LifeBooks. Each book includes your child's specific information along with cute graphics, glitter,stickers, and photos. The adoptee's story is geared for a pre-school age child. I have been creating LifeBooks as an adoption worker for the past six years and seen how children love their LifeBooks.
The Adoptive Parent
New adoption book by Sally Bacchetta. What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective.
Adoptive Parent Intentional Parent: A Formula for Building & Maintaining Your Child's Safety Net
An invaluable resource for all adoptive families. The author's breakthrough concept of intentionally creating a safety net to help adopted children heal combines the value of knowing yourself, the power of knowledge, specific tools and techniques that work in everyday life, and the keys to maintaining the net over time. This book is unique in that it arms parents with hands-on, everyday tools to use, along with the knowledge needed to help build a safety net. "Every child who has been adopted has suffered a breech in attachment; no adopted child is exempt," states author, Stacy Manning. Manning offers tools, knowledge, support, and hope to all adoptive families.
AJ Panda offers Chinese adoption and cultural gifts for all ages, including apparel, tea sets, home decor, Chinese character jewelry, books, dolls, chopsticks, lanterns, and much more!
Alpha Multimedia, Inc. - New Book A Wealth of Family
A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion and Enrichment was written by Thomas Brooks. This inspiring adoption and reunion saga delivers timely and provocative viewpoints on multicultural families and powerful insights on how to triumph over racism and poverty.
ArkAngels for Russian Orphans
At ArkAngels for Russian Orphans we are raising money for orphanages in Eastern Europe through donations and sales of our cookbook "Ya Tibya Lublu: Recipes of Love for Orphans of Eastern Europe." "Ya Tibya Lublu" means "I Love You" in Russian, and the recipes included in the book are all born of love for children adopted in Eastern Europe. The 400 recipes included in the book are broken into two categories: Eastern European and Family Favorites.
Baby's Keepsake Album
The Baby's Keepsake Album baby book software lets parents create customizable baby books for any number of children. Each time a new album is started, it allows the parents to choose whether it is for an adopted or biological child -- then includes appropriate pages based on the response.
Caroline's Collection offers hand-crafted, custom order lifebook/scrapbook embellishments. Specializing in adoption and multi-cultural themes. Most of our designs can be special ordered to match your family. All made from quality, acid-free products. Designed by an adoptive Mom.
Chasing Her Destiny
Chasing Her Destiny is a story about hope, love and adoption. It is a humorous, heartwarming account of a successful forty-something couple struggling to start their family. Suddenly in love and happily married, Sherri begins thinking about a switch from the career track to the Mommy track. Kent too begins to envy his friend's children as he jokes "I forgot to do something in my life. I forgot to have kids."
Choosing Life My Way
Amanda Harveys's book is Not My Flesh and Blood, But My Heart and Soul. This book is a memoir telling of Amandaís journey to motherhood through transracial adoption. Amanda shares her deep realization that family love can transcend all conventions and stereotypes, and that there are many ways to create a family. She declares that biology is only one way of being related.
The Cruelest Con: The Guide for a S.a.F.E. Adoption Journey
The Cruelest Con exposes adoption scams and explains how to avoid them.
Debra Shiveley Welch
DebraShiveleyWelch.net is a professional site which promotes the sale of my and my son's books including "A Very Special Child" which won the Faithwriters Gold Seal of Approval - Outstanding Read and "Son of My Soul - The Adoption of Christopher" which won the Faithwriters Gold Seal of Approval - Outstanding Read, Books and Authors Excellence in Literature and Allbooks Review's Editor's Choice 2010 awards and the Books and Authors Bet Non-Fiction Book 2007. The site also promotes adoption.
The Dream Kidz
The Dream Kidz, featuring adoption lifebooks from "Hold On Tight to Your Dream" and "I Am Chosen" carries personalized items, multi-cultural dolls and gifts from around the world. Dream Kidz is a unique gift shop offering uncommon items such as custom photos and poetry etched in stone, photo dog tags, custom and art refrigerator magnets, educational placemats and more great kids stuff.
DRT Press publishes books about adoption and families. We give a percentage of our profits to adoption charities and we welcome a visit to our site!
EMK Press publishes great books that are tools for adoptive families. We have children's books which you can view as virtual books before purchase. We also autograph and personalize for your child! Our newest book, Adoption Parenting, Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections is the adoptive parenting "must have". It's the book that people wish they had when they came home with their children. You can also find parent guides and resources that will help your family on the journey of adoption parenting.
Family Bound: One Couple's Journey through Infertility and Adoption
Statistics show that over two million couples will experience some type of infertility issue when they try to become pregnant. However, when you are one of those two million, you feel completely alone and believe that no one can truly understand what you are going through. This honest and revealing book documents one couple's long and arduous journey to become parents from the eyes of the author. processes.
How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions.
A revised and updated edition of How to Adopt Internationally is organized around 23 easy-to-follow steps that lead readers through every phase of the international adoption process from finding an agency and organizing a home study to choosing a country to adopt from, working through emigration and immigration, traveling abroad, and adjusting to a new life with a child.
I Am Chosen Online
Lifebooks made easy! I AM CHOSEN lifebooks provide a beautiful format to record the stories of your new child. Suitable for both domestic and foreign adoptions and children of any age. Available in 2 styles.
Katya's Comet provides information about a book which an adoptive father wrote chronicling his families experience before, during and after the adoption of a six-year-old girl from Russia. The site provides an opportunity for prospective adoptive parents to ask Katya or her parents questions, to browse and purchase a copy of the book and to link to a few of the more comprehensive adoption websites.
Learn What Your Adoption Options Are
A step by step guide to understanding the Adoption process and what your Adoption options are.
Leckenby Family Homepage
International adoption bookstore focusing on children's books from relinquishing countries. Includes books from Ethiopia, China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Philippines, Brazil, Romania, Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka as well as children's books on adoption. Other countries are being added regularly.
Letters and Reflections to My Adopted Daughters penned by John Newton, Hymnwriter "Amazing Grace"
"Amazing Grace" transformed John Newton from a wretched sea captain of slave ships to a passionate pastor and hymn writer. Grace further equipped Newton, who was childless, to become a tender, loving, and compassionate father when he adopted his 2 orphaned nieces Elizabeth and Eliza.
Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant
Love You More is an intimate family memoir written by a mother on the adoption process. Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very young children. Her family's journey is captured in stories that will encourage not only adoptive families but those who are curious about adoption or whose lives have been indirectly touched by it.
MacKenzie's Hope by Terri Rimmer
MacKenzie's Hope is the true story of one birth mom's experience placing her child in a semi-open adoption while living in a maternity home in Fort Worth, TX.
Modern Memoirs Publishing
Modern Memoirs Publishing is an independently owned and operated writing, editing, and publishing service specializing in personal histories. Modern Memoirs also publishes Adoption Books, which document the process of an individual child's adoption through parents' narratives and photos.
Motherbridge of Love
Cherish the special bond between parent and child with this beautiful, anonymously written poem. Through the exchanges between a little girl and her adoptive parent, this poignant selection celebrates love and family. Text royalties from this book are donated to Mother Bridge of Love, a charity that reaches out to Chinese children all over the world in order to develop a connection between China and the West, and between adoptive culture and birth culture. Xinran, the acclaimed Chinese author, broadcaster and journalist, is the founder of Mother Bridge of Love.
My Creations Personalized Stories
My Creations offers customized books for those who have been touched by any type of adoption including International, Open Domestic, Closed Domestic, and Fost-Adopt. The stories are individually written and specific details and illustrations are personalized. The books are laminated and bound with a safe, sturdy spiral binding, which make them perfect for little hands.
Once Upon a Lifetime-Custom Adoption Books
Beautiful, custom-made, hardcover books to document your Adoption Journey & Personalized Adoption Lifebooks using your photos and your words to create your unique story.
One Wonderful You
One Wonderful You is a book geared for teaching just about anyone why it is special to be adopted.
Our World Too
Our World Too focuses on helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered parents and their children cope with the issues that surround them at work, in schools, and in the community. They offer baby books, children's books and unique clothing geared toward alternative families. In addition to providing up-to-date news articles, things to do with the kids, and discussions of legal issues, they offer a free newsletter and a discussion board where gay parents can share ideas, advice, and frustrations. They also provide very extensive information about starting a family including adoption, insemination, and surrogacy.
Pact: A Few Of Our Favorite Books
Pact has long been known as a wisdom bank for information about multicultural and family diversity books and how to use them with young children. But just knowing about books is not enough. We all hear that reading is good for children but many parents don't know how to start or how to make reading fun for their kids. They are looking for help in deciding how to choose books for themselves and particularly their children. Parents as well as clinicians and educators are often looking for strategies for how to use books to jumpstart important conversations with children about their feelings and concerns about race and adoption. To that end, Pact has compiled and reviewed a collection of outstanding books on adoption, parenting, racial and cultural issues and divided them into sections for various ages and topics, making it easy to find the books you seek.
Perspectives Press, Inc.: The Infertility and Adoption Publisher
For nearly 25 years Perspectives Press and its authors have provided books, articles, and workshops for parents, would-be parents and professionals about infertility and its options and adoption in many forms.
A Personal Touch On...Adoption
A Personal Touch On...Adoption is a collection of 84 pieces written by people touched by adoption sharing their stories to help others. It is a support group in a book which covers many different paths to adoption from the point of view of adoptive parents, birthmothers, and adoptees; those who have been through the experiences. Some of the areas covered in this book are International Adoption, Open Adoption, Special Needs Adoption, Single Parent Adoption, and Newborn Adoption. You can see the table of contents, read sample stories, and purchase the book on our website.
Pineapple Press is the publisher of the book Till There Was You - An Adoption Expectancy Journal. It is the only book of its kind--a journal specifically for prospective adoptive parents.
Pushing up the Sky By Terra Trevor
The title Pushing up the Sky, comes from a Native American story about the power of people working together for a common good. This is the theme in Trevor's memoir. The family must accommodate the diverse backgrounds and identities of each member. Terra, is Native American. Gary, her husband, has strong Irish roots. Vanessa, their biological daughter is the all-American girl. Jay, their Korean son, is an assimilated American. Kyeong Sook, adopted from Korea at age ten, has the hardest adjustments integrating into the family. For Terra and Gary, any early perceptions of adoptees being immersed into the American melting pot weren't going to work, certainly not for Kyeong Sook, and they realized it was important to honor the heritage of each family member.
Readers Guide to Adoption-Related Literature
The Readers Guide to Adoption-Related Literature is a well-known and well-respected comprehensive on-line bibliography of adoption-related books encompassing virtually every known title of interest to all members of the adoption triangle, as well as adoption professionals, et al.
Searching For... The You We Adore
An Heirloom quality, beautifully illustrated children's picture book written for the enjoyment of all adopted children and their families. The book is enjoyable for both domestic and internationally adopted children, is illustrated by a NY Times bestselling children's illustrator, and is translated into 7 languages.
A site for ReadingParents.com
Readingparents.com features books and resources covering all aspects of parenting, from pregnancy planning and prenatal care, to raising your teenager, answering tough questions that kids ask about sex and adoption, how to adopt a child, to home schooling, and many more topics and baby products. Updated frequently.
This site is a *wonderful* resource for adoption related books - for adoptive parents, adopted children and birthparents. You can order online for quick delivery. This is a must see site for everyone touched by adoption! Contact Laurie Wallmark if you have any questions.
There Is No Me Without You
Critically-acclaimed and award-winning adoption book is now in paperback. THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU tells the story of Ethiopia's AIDS orphan crisis through the experience of one foster mother and the bereft children crossing her threshold. Some languish, some thrive, and some land with loving new families in the U.S., including the author's now-nine-child family.
Third Choice Books
Third Choice Books is the publisher of The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption - 2nd Edition. After the original publisher of the book went out of business, Leslie Foge,MFT and Gail Mosconi, LCSW re-wrote and self-published the 2nd edition of this important book. We are selling this book on our site.
Who Am I? - A children's book concerning adoption.
Who Am I? is a book about adoption for children, ages 3-10. Who Am I? is a cheerful book and a celebration of God's love through adoption. Adoptees need open communication and information regarding their individual adoption experience. Communicating and learning about who they are through adoption is vital to a young person's normal and healthy development. This exciting new book serves as a valuable tool for therapists, parents, clergy and teachers when explaining adoption to young people.
You Can Afford Adoption
You Can Afford Adoption is the book that pulls the financial information about adoption together in one place! Authored by Kari Hunt and Ruth Ellen Heaton, adoptive moms and founders of A Mother's Charm. The book walks you through Planning for Adoption Expenses with ledgers for charting expected expenses/funds available, suggested ways to Gather and Raise the funds needed, and How to Implement Your New Plan (including hands-on worksheets). No other book pulls together the most vital information and tells you step by step how to make adoption work within your financial abilities.
Your Very Own Adoption Story
I am an illustrator. As an adoptive mother of a 6 year old boy, I wrote and illustrated a book for young adopted children to introduce the adoption story. It has spaces within the drawings for people to put their own photographs, and make truly their own story. The book is now out of print but the pages are free to download by anyone who wants them, via this link.