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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...

Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment

by Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein

From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and...

The Life Intended

by Kristin Harmel

From the author of the international bestseller The Sweetness of Forgetting, named one of the Best Books of Summer 2012 by Marie Claire magazine, comes a captivating novel about the struggle to overcome the...

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

by Julie Leanne Gumm

Many families want to adopt, but do not have the large amount of money it takes to complete a private domestic or international adoption. Some quickly give up the idea of adopting and are left feeling frustrated,...

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,...

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...

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....

Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs: Unravelling mysterious family connections behind a secret adoption

by Jane Eales

A simple need for her birth certificate leads Jane, aged 19, to a devastating secret: she is adopted. Stunned, Jane is sworn to secrecy and forbidden to search for her biological family - a promise she honours...

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]....

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....

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...