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Knowledge is power. Below are some resources that may be helpful in your own journey of providing safe and loving care to children of all ages.

Books for adopted children

  • Did My First Mother Love Me?

    by Kathryn Ann Miller

  • Tell Me a Real Adoption Story

    by Betty Jean Lifton, Knopf, 1993.

  • One Wonderful You

    by Francie Portnoy

Books for adoptive parents

  • The Post Adoption Blues: overcoming the unforseen challenges of adoption

    by Karen J. Foli, Ph.D. and John R. Thompson, M.D.

  • Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption

    by James Gritter, CWLA Press, 2000.

  • Talking with Young Children about Adoption

    by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher, Yale Univ. Press, 1995.

Books for those who are searching

  • Adoptees Come of Age

    by Ronald J. Nydam

  • The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide

    by J.J. Bailey & Lynn Giddens

  • Adoption Reunions: A Book for Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

    by Michelle McColm, 1993.

Books for those considering adoption

  • Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption

    by James Gritter, CWLA Press, 2000.

  • Given in Love For mothers who are choosing an adoption plan

    A Centering Corporation Resource, 1990.

  • Pregnant? Adoption is an Option

    by Jeanne Warren Lindsay, Morning Glory Press, 1997.

Online resources