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You Don't Know How Lucky You Are

by Rudy Owens

Nearly 50 years after he was relinquished for adoption, Rudy Owens finally met his biological half-sister in San Diego. The meeting inspired him to tell his adoption story set against the larger adoption narrative...

Garden of Nails

by Anne Biggs

Ireland holds the keys ... to love and to life.


A late-night phone call, pulls her back to Dublin. A fall in the park; lost memories … a mother’s long buried fears.


Catherine is going home.

Things become...

Adoption Combat Zone: Deceptions and Collateral Damage

by Kathe Ray

In Adoption Combat Zone the author takes you on a journey of her own personal adoption of four teenagers from Ukraine. From the deceptions and lies told by hosting agencies and while in country, to the trauma...

Not My White Savior

by Julayne Lee

  • Events with inter-country adoptee groups around the country
  • South Korean events
  • Events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, and more
  • Possible course adoption as a primary text
  • Partnerships with the...

  • Counting Down

    by Deborah Gold

    When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet...

    Saving International Adoption

    by Mark Montgomery & Irene Powell

    International adoption is in a state of virtual collapse, rates having fallen by more than half since 2004 and continuing to fall. Yet around the world millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need permanent...

    The Children Money Can Buy

    by Anne Moody

    The Children Money Can Buy covers decades of dramatic societal change in foster care and adoption, including the pendulum swings regarding open adoption and attitudes toward birth parents, the gradual acceptance...

    Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

    by Joy Rees

    This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life story work with fostered and adopted children, and how best to carry it out. Simple to read and to implement,...

    Fall or Fly

    by Wendy Welch

    Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews...

    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

    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...

    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...