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Filling Her Shoes

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

• More than 29 million parents are stepparents to their partners’ children; this book is perfect for anyone in a blended family of any kind, whether they’re born to it, marry into it, or are adopted into...


Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, Second Edition

by Joy Rees & Alan Burnell

Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this...


Out of Harm's Way

by Richard Gelles

Despite many well-intentioned efforts to create, revise, reform, and establish an effective child welfare system in the United States, the system continues to fail to ensure the safety and well-being of maltreated...


Adopting: Real Life Stories

by Ann Morris & Hugh Thornbery

"Who makes adoption a success? We do: the kids and parents in the new family as we change shape to accommodate each other." With more than 70 real life stories, revealing moments of vulnerability and moments...


Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World

by Paul Batura, Eric Metaxas & Larry King

The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate.

Chosen for Greatness profiles...


Chasing Ghosts: not just An Adoption Memoir

by Kamila Zahno

All her life, Kamila had wanted to find her birth family. She hoped that retirement would give her the much needed time but a prognosis of incurable cancer put paid to that. They say curiosity kills the cat...


Real Life Heroes: Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, 2nd Edition

by Richard Kagan

Real Life Heroes: Toolkit for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Families, Second Edition is an organized and easy-to-use reference for practitioners providing therapy to children and caregivers with...


Insane Roots: The Adventures of a Con-Artist and Her Daughter: A Memoir

by Tiffany Rochelle

You may have been raised in an insane environment, but that doesn't mean you won't grow up to be great.


Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

by Karen Smith Rotabi & Judith L. Gibbons

Intercountry adoption represents a significant component of international migration; in recent years, up to 45,000 children have crossed borders annually as part of the intercountry adoption boom. Proponents...


Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption

by Gilbert C. Meilaender

Working from within the contours of Christian faith, this book examines the relation between two ways of forming families-through nature (by procreation) and through history (by adoption). Christians honor the...


The Secrets of Successful Adoptive Parenting: Practical Advice and Strategies to Help with Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

by Sophie Ashton & Bryan Post

Are you in the process of adopting and feeling out of your depth? Do you already have an adopted child and are feeling overwhelmed? Sharing the secrets that will enable you to face the challenges of adoptive...


STOP THE BOUNCE: A Child's Journey Through Foster Care

by Christopher D. Long

This book illuminates the unimaginable pain and loss a child experiences while in foster care. So many children bounce from home to home on their journeys — this book attempts to defy the myths about children...


Dismantled - The Family On Williams Street East

by Suzy Mitchell Collin

THE COVER UP IS OVER!

A married gay couple adopted nine special needs children.  In spite of the challenging behaviors and diagnoses of the children, they were flourishing at home and in school. After a decade,...


Like A Brother

by Maurice M Gray Jr

Jeremiah McAllister lost his entire family before he turned eighteen, but was blessed with another one. As the oldest of more than a dozen young adults mentored by CC Dawson and her husband Thurman, Jeremiah...


Lily Was the Valley: Undone by Adoption

by Dann Robert Johnson

Difficulty unlooked for. Loss unforeseen. Hope forever.

They’d never heard about the darker sides of adoption. Never counted on illness. Or loss. As for Dann, his head had always ruled his heart. Now Lily...


Faith & Foster Care: How We Impact God's Kingdom

by Dr. John DeGarmo

Filled with personal stories and Scripture, Faith & Foster Care shows how to practically and specifically live out your faith in foster care ministry. Specific foster care issues addressed include advice on...


Caring with Vitality - Yoga and Wellbeing for Foster Carers, Adopters and Their Families: Everyday Ideas to Help You Cope and Thrive!

by Andrea Warman & Liz Lark

Few foster carers or adoptive parents realise the benefits that yoga and related mind/body approaches can unlock for them and their families. In this positive book Andrea Warman uses her vast experience of work...


Assessment and Intervention with Mothers and Partners Following Child Sexual Abuse: Empowering to Protect

by Jenny Still

Assessment and Intervention with Mothers and Partners Following Child Sexual Abuse provides child protection professionals with the guidance they need to make the right decisions in cases of suspected or proven...


Welcoming Strangers: Nonviolent Re-parenting of Children in Foster Care

by Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon & Andrew Fitz-Gibbon

Welcoming Strangers carefully analyzes the types of violence children in foster care suffer. It covers subjects as diverse as teens, sex, discipline, and the foster parents’ own psychological well-being. Having...


Heartlines: The Year I Met My Other Mother

by Susannah McFarlane & Robin Leuba

This is what happened the year I met my other mother.

In 1965, Robin, unmarried and pregnant, comes to Melbourne to give birth and give her baby up for adoption, then returns to Perth to resume her life having...