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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 Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

by Ann Fessler

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due...


The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

by Karyn Purvis & David Cross

"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended."

--Library Journal (starred review)

"A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike."

--Thomas Atwood, president...


Orphan Soldier

by Ben Hess

Growing up as an orphan, earning his pilot's license upon high school graduation, and joining the army at age seventeen to serve in Afghanistan, Ben's story is a tale of perseverance, courage, and survival....


Two Thousand Minnows: A Young Girl's Story of Separation, Hope, and Forgiveness

by Sandra Leigh Vaughan

When Sandra Leigh was seven years old, she fell into the role of protector of her mother and three younger siblings. One winter night, she ushered her mother out of the house during one of her father’s tirades,...


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...


Adoption Not an Option: A Metis Woman Torn from Her Family and Her 40 Year Battle to Find Them Again

by Eugenea Couture

Follow this family's journey as they learn how to reclaim their identity and power. Elaine is a young mother who loses her five children to her abusive husband when he takes them and vanishes. Elaine's middle...


Adopted One and All

by Cathy Slikker-Vlahos

Do you struggle to explain adoption to children? Want to make clear the love behind it? Would it be news to you to find out that we are all adopted? Discussing this wonderful promise to love can be challenging....


Dadprovement: A Journey from Careerist to Adoptive Father to a Real Husband and Dad

by Patrick R. Riccards

Inspiration for any parent wrestling with society’s expectations and acknowledging (and cherishing) what really matters...

Sometimes staggering events happen in life and we’re thrown completely off balance....


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...


Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Mother

by Wolff Jana

While books about adoption proliferate, none of them addresses the subject of open and interracial adoption like Jana Wolff's personal and frank account does in [i]Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother[/i]....


Fostering Uncertainty: The Hidden Side of Foster Care

by Lisa P. Stone

When Matt and his foster mom showed up at the strawberry patch, the boys were excited, but at the same time, they were sad. I guess it brought back the memory of the day that they were taken. It must have been...


Full Circle Adoption: The True Story of a Mothers Trials, Tragedies and Miracles Regarding Adoption

by Yvette Hale

Yvette Hale experienced firsthand the struggles of building a family from scratch over and over. Through childbirth and adoption, Yvette struggles with divorce, remarriage, child-rearing, and even a surgery...


Damage Control: 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,...


Lost and Found: A Memoir of Mothers

by Kate St. Vincent Vogl

I swore I would never let my birthmother into my life, but then Mom died of ovarian cancer and my birthmother, Val, found me through the obituary. Hard to argue with fate. Harder still to let go of childhood...


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...