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Rescuing Rose

by Isabel Wolff

Rose Costelloe LOVES problems - other people's problems that is.  As an agony aunt she adores dishing out advice on everything from dizziness to divorce.  But this rather thorny Rose is not so good when it...


The Return

by Rachael L Robertson

The challenges that children and families are difficult.. Moreover,And given the intake of children from the parents home and into the custody of the Department of Protective Services is just heartbreaking....


Goodbye, SaraJane

by Sequoya Griffin

Dear Mama Katherine,

This is your daughter SaraJane.

I know you named me Sequoya at birth and I haven't seen you since I was ten-years-old. I want you to know that SaraJane is the name my adoptive mother gave...


The Triumph of Rosemary: A Memoir

by Marylin E. Atkins, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan

Baby Rosemary - born to an Italian teen and a married black man in Detroit in 1946 - is adopted from an agency by a black couple in Saginaw, Michigan The adoptive mother's abuse instills in the girl, whom they...


The Triumph of Rosemary

by Marylin E. Atkins, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan

Baby Rosemary - born to an Italian teen and a married black man in Detroit in 1946 - is adopted from an agency by a black couple in Saginaw, Michigan The adoptive mother's abuse instills in the girl, whom they...


Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour

by Christine Gordon

Difficult behaviour in children with developmental trauma comes from a place of hurt. It is often confusing, unpredictable and painful both to the child and the people around them, and can be a form of self-protection...


You Are Not Alone

by Kate Silvas

You Are Not Alone is a book of hope and contains a series of meditations based on scripture that were written for parents of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). While intended for that specific...


Reflections on Adoptive Parenting

by Maria E Piantanida

At the age of 38, the author and her husband adopted an 11 year old boy.  During the early years of their life together, the author wrote short vignettes about moments that challenged her assumptions about...


Parenting with Theraplay®

by Helen Rodwell, Vivien Norris, Miranda Smith & Dafna Lender et al.

Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a...


Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

by Richard Rose, Goedele A.M. De Clerck, Rebecca Wild & Kathy Crouch et al.

Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their...


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

by Andrew L Fitz-Gibbon & Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon

Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon and Andrew Fitz-Gibbon have cared for more than 100 children in a foster care career spanning more than three decades. They developed a method, "loving nonviolent re-parenting," to best...


Everyday Parenting with Security and Love

by Kim Golding, Alex Barrett & Dan Hughes

Children that have experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional...


Hope for Children and Families in Crisis

by Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, Janet Mann & Glen Cooper

"Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and...


Building the Bonds of Attachment

by Daniel A. Hughes

A highly accessible resource for students and professionals as well as parents, Building the Bonds of Attachment presents a composite case study of one child’s developmental course following years of abuse...


Not Always Happy

by Kari Wagner-Peck

A moving memoir about finding and adopting a son from the foster care system with Down syndrome and realizing that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned. As time passes, the author and her husband become...


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...


Welcome to Fostering

by Martin Barrow, Andy Elvin, Martin Clarke & Louise Facer Cox et al.

Foster carers often find themselves lacking support, or facing tough decisions. It can feel like there is no roadmap for this extremely rewarding but challenging experience. Welcome to Fostering is that guide....


Guide For Adoptive Parents in the Teen Years

by Katie Naftzger & Adam Pertman

Describing the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen to confidently face the challenges of growing up, adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom....


The Lucky Few

by Heather Avis & Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author

These are the faces that call me “mom,” the three children who made me a mother.

            When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on...


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...