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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...


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...


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...


Thicker Than Blood

by Marion Crook & Adam Pertman

The act of adopting children, and the processes and politics around it, have changed drastically in recent decades, mostly for the better. Still, many prospective adoptive parents remain bewildered or apprehensive,...


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...


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...


Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World

by Susan Silverman

Susan Silverman grew up with parents who were, both before and after a devastating loss, atheists. Yet, as a young adult, she shocked everyone who knew her ("But you were elected Class Flirt in high school!"...