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Labor of the Heart: A Parent's Guide to the Decisions and Emotions in Adoption

by Ph. D. Whitten

As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse...


The Life Intended

by Kristin Harmel

Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You in this richly told novel from the author of The Sweetness of Forgetting about the struggle to overcome the past when our memories refuse to be forgotten.

After her husband’s...


You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption

by Julie Leanne Gumm

Important facts, encouragement, and tips help readers avoid the huge cost that can come with adoption.


The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting: The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

by Sally Donovan, Sue Clifford, Jim Clifford & Dr. Vivien Norris

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan.


Not Exactly As Planned: A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love

by Linda Rosenbaum

Not Exactly As Planned is a captivating, deeply moving account of adoption and the unexpected challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Linda Rosenbaum's life takes a major turn when her son,...


Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

by Julia Davis & Hugh Thornbery

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child.


The Third Floor

by Judi Loren Grace

A 15 year old girl, raised in a rural farming community is sent to an inner city to live and hide in a Home for unwed mothers. Written in the voice of the fifteen year old from letters saved from her best friend...


Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother's Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

by Tina Traster & Melissa Fay Greene

In moving and refreshingly candid prose, Rescuing Julia Twice tells Traster’s foreign-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of...


Dead or in Prison: My Journey Through Foster Care

by George Duvall & Derek Humfleet

Crime . . . Poverty . . Racism. George rose above it all. His journey through Foster Care was at times difficult, at times touching and at times very funny. His story will inspire anyone working with young people....


Damage Control: A Memoir of Outlandish Privilege, Loss and Redemption

by Sergei Boissier

A powerful blazingly honest memoir told with humor and panache about a mother and son finding each other again after years of estrangement. A coming-of-age story of outrageous excess, glamour, entitlement and...


The Ugly One in the Middle: An Adoptee's Wicked and Witty Search for Identity and Love

by Alex Stan Campbell

The Ugly One in the Middle is Alex Stan Campbell's story of the fifty-year search for two people; His birth mother, and the angelic, sensual woman of his dreams. Kind of romantic, right? But, wait. There's humor,...


The Journey for Mama's Babies

by Melissa R. Pandolf

Melissa Pandolf has never been one to let a few rules stand in her way. So when she and her husband, Doug, began the adoption process, the hopeful mother-to-be had her sights set on quickly welcoming two beaming...


Therapy with Single Parents: A Social Constructionist Approach

by Joan D Atwood & Frank Genovese

Provide effective counseling to members of single-parent families

With more than half of all first marriages ending in divorce, it’s time to re-think the notion that “divorce” means “failure.” Therapy with...


Lives Interrupted: The Unwanted Pregnancy Dilemma

by Jeanne G Miller

After the shock of discovering that you are pregnant and don't want to be or have just been given the diagnosis that there will be a medical situation with you pregnancy, what are your options for your pregnancy,...


Labours of Love: Canadians Talk About Adoption

by Deborah A. Brennan

Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader...


In Search of a Family: A Story of an International Adoption

by Ginger Carlisle & Kevin Carlisle

In Search of a Family: A Story of an International Adoption takes the reader inside a personal journey through the unknowns of an international adoption. This true story takes place in the ex-Soviet bloc country...


Healing Emotional Wounds: A Story of Overcoming the Long Hard Road to Recovery from Abuse and Abandonment

by Nancy M. Welch

Russia banned the United States from adopting from their country, and subsequently a flurry of media stories brought attention to the prevalence of severe behavioral and emotional disorders in children adopted...


Searching for Our Angel

by Liz Peter

Having grown up believing she did not want children, everything changed for Liz when she met and married Darryn Peter. The pair's decision to have children was soon challenged by a diagnosis of infertility....


Our Choices: Women's Personal Decisions About Abortion

by Sumi Hoshiko

Relationships, sex, pregnancy, and abortion are among the topics discussed with engaging frankness by sixteen women in this collection of oral histories. Our Choices: Women's Personal Decisions About Abortion...


Late Discoveries: An Adoptee's Quest for Truth

by Bennett Susan

Late discovery adoptees have a lot of catching up to do... Susan was forty-three years old before she ordered a DNA test and learned the truth that she had long suspected: that she was adopted. By this time,...