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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...


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: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children

by Daniel A. Hughes

An invaluable resource for students and professionals as well as parents, this text offers a composite case study of one child’s development following years of abuse and neglect. Blending theory and research...


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...


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...


My Kids Know More than Me!

by Renee Hettich

This book shares true stories of how foster and adopted children inspire new understandings and teach us fifteen important life lessons. Each chapter explores a life lesson taught through the stories of my foster...


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...