Adoption and Parenting Resources

Adoption books for Children—Woman reading, Woman on swing, woman by pond, Bible reading, Books, Faith, Adoption, Parenting

God Found Us You (Harper Blessings) by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant

I Don’t Have Your Eyes by Carrie A. Kitze

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz

Mommy Far, Mommy Near by Carol Peacock

You’re Not My Real Mother! by Molly Friedrich

Star of the Week by Darlene Friedman

 Read about two great children’s books for helping your internationally adopted child deal with the many questions they ask. Click here for more info:

Other helpful Children’s books—

I’d Choose You by John Trent

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Adoption books for Adults—

 Nine Year Pregnancy: Waiting on God–Our Journey of Adoption

Thriving as an Adoptive Family (a handbook) a collection edited by David and Renee Sanford

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child: From Your First Hours Together Through the Teen Years by Patty Cogen

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child !!!!!

Detached by Jessie Hogsett (about reactive attachment disorder)


Helpful Parenting books

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud and John Townsend


Customized Parenting in a Trending World by father-daughter team Richard and Carrie Blackaby

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

Loving Your Child Too Much: Raise Your Kids Without Overindulging, Overprotecting or Overcontrolling by Tim Clinton and Gary Sibcy

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

The New Strong-Willed Child by James C. Dobson

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior by Jed Baker


Parenting With Love and Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD by Nancy Thomas

Provide Support to those who are adopting: W.R.A.P. (click here)



10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask Short video clips by Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family. The 10 clips address these issues:

1. How Do I Handle Manipulation & Control?
2. Will Trust-Based Parenting Work for My Child?
3. Why Won’t My Child Act His Age?
4. How Do I Handle Lying?
5. How Do I Find the Right Professional To Help Us?
6. Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?
7. How Long Do I Have to Parent This Way?
8. Is It Adoption Related or Not?
9. Will Trust-Based Parenting Prepare My Child for the Real World?
10. How Can I Be Fair?

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