Books: General Books for Adoptive Parents

book Adopt-A-Quote: Bridging the Adoption Experience (A Collection of Feelings)

Adopt the Baby You Want. Michael R Sullivan & Susan Shultz. 1990. S&S.

Adopter's Advocate. 1986. Lois Melina. HarpC.

Adopting: The Tapestry Guide. Laurie S Wallmark. 1996.

Adopting a Child: A Guidebook for Adoptive Parents & Their Advisors. Hoksbergen, RA. 1996. 114p. Taylor & Francis.

Adopting a Child Independently in the State of Florida. Mary A Scherer. 1993. Adopt Adv Press.

Adopting for Good: A Guide for People Considering Adoption. Jorie Kincaid. 1997. Interversity Press.

Adopting in California: How to Adopt Within One Year. Randall Hicks & Linda Nu?z. 1992. WordSlinger.

Adopting Your Child: Options, Answers & Actions. Nancy T Reynolds. 1993. Self-Counsel Press.

Adoption: An Annotated Bibliography. Lois Melina. 1987. 250p. Garland Pub.

Adoption & the Jewish Family. Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg. 1998. 256p. Jewish Publication Society.

Adoption Choices: A Guidebook to National & International Adoption Resources. Ellen Paul. 1991. Visible Ink Press.

Adoption Directory, The. Marcy Oliver-Rehorn (Illustrator), Lightbourne Images (Editor), Carol Keefer. 1998. 136 pages. Cherub Publishing Company.

Adoption Experience, The: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance. Ann Morris. 1999. 176p. Jessica Kingsley Pub.

Adoption Journeys: Parents Tell Their Stories. Carole S. Turner. 1999. 256p. McBooks Press.

Adoption Means Love.

Judy Harrison-Barry. 1994. 92p. The Children's Home Society of North Carolina.

Adoption Option, The: Complete Handbook, 2000-2001. Christine Adamec. 1999. 616p. Prima Publishers.

Adoption Planner: An Adoption Consultation With Marcy Oliver-Rehorn. Marcy Oliver-Rehorn. 1999. Cherub Publishing Co.

Adoption Resource Book, The: All the Things You Need to Know & Ought to Know About Creating an Adoptive Family. Lois Gilman. 1984. 240p. Borgo Press. (Fourth Edition. 1998. 576p. Harperreference.)

Adoption Sourcebook, The: A Complete Guide to the Complex Legal, Financial, and Emotional Maze of Adoption. Bruce M Rappaport & Cheryl Jones. 1998. 240p. Lowell House.

Adoption Today: Options & Outcomes. Cynthia VN Peck. 1997. 96p.

Adoption Works ... For Everyone: A Beginner's Guide to Adoption. Avail free from Wendy's International, Attn: Sue Willis, POB 256, Dublin, OH 43017

Be My Baby: Parents & Children Talk About Adoption. Gail Kinn. Photographs by Ken Shung. 2000. 160p. Artisan.

Beating the Adoption Odds: Using Your Head & Heart to Adopt. Cynthia Martin & Dru Martin Groves. 1998. Harcourt Brace.

Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby. Debra Stewart Peterson. 1995. 141p.; 1999 (revised edition; 144p). Corona Publications.

Building Your Family Through Adoption. Christine M Field. 1997. 208p. Revell.

Canadian Adoption Guide, The: A Family at Last. Judith Wine. 1995. 215p. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. (Canada).

Child Custody, Foster Care, & Adoptions.

Joseph R Carrier. 1991. 352p. Free Press.

Child of My Heart: A Celebration of Adoption. Barbara Alpert. 1999. 192p. Berkeley Publishing Group.

Complete Adoption Book, The. Laura Beauvais-Godwin & Raymond Godwin. 1997. 496p. Adams Media Corporation.

Complete Adoption Handbook, The. Kay Strom & Douglas Donnelly. 1992. 224p. Zondervan.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, The. Christine A Adamec. 1998. 336p. Macmillan.

Courageous Blessing: Adoptive Parents & The Search. Carol L Demuth. 1993. 49p. Aries Center.

Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges. Cheryl A Lieberman & Rhea K Bufferd. 1998. Zeig Tucker & Co, Inc.

Dear Greta ... Love, Daddy; Letters From A Stay-At-Home Dad To His Adopted Daughter. Richard Schaaf. 2000. 144p. Azul Editions.

Dear Mom, I've Found My Birth Mother: An Adoptive Parent's Guide to the Scariest Thing in the World. Susan Moses.

Dialogues About Adoption: Conversations Between Parents & Their Children. Linda Bothun. 1994. 216p. Swan Publications.

Eight Was Not Enough: The Unlikely Adventures of an Only Child. Jeannie Satre. 1998. 198p. ACW Press.

Empty Lap, An: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood. Jill Smolowe. 1997. 288p. Pocket Books.

Encyclopedia of Adoption, The. Christine Adamec & William Pierce. 1991 (2nd revised edition published 2000). 400p.

Essential Adoption Handbook, The. Colleen Alexander-Roberts. 1993. 240p. Taylor Pub.

The Expanding Circle: An Adoption Odyssey.

Marion Freyer Wolff. 2000. Fithian Press.

Family Book, The: Keepsake of Family Records for Children with Multiple Parents. Mary Jo Rillera. 1991. 112p. Pure CA.

Family of Choice. Cynthia Peck. 1998. 160p. Crown.

From Father's Property to Children's Rights: The History of Child Custody in the United States. Mary Ann Mason. 1994. 235p. Col U Press.

Golden Cradle, The: How the Adoption Establishment Works & How to Make It Work For You. Arty Elgart & Claire Berman. 1991. 254p. Carol Pub Group.

Helping Children Cope With Separation & Loss. Claudia L Jarratt. Dan Rosenberg, ed. 1994. 240p. (rev ed). Harvard Common Press.

How to Adopt a Child: A Comprehensive Guide for Prospective Parents. Connie Crain & Jan Duffy. 1994. Nelson.

How to Adopt Your Stepchildren. Vika Andrel. Trudy McEchern, Ed. 1997. 86p. Vika Andrel.

Independent Adoption Manual, The. Laura Beauvis-Godwin & Raymond Godwin. 1993. 395p. Advocate Press.

Jenny: A Father's Story. Gerald R Lishka. 1997. Glade Press.

Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child. Kathy Lancaster. 1994. 208p. Barron.

Launching a Baby's Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents & Professionals. Patricia Johnston. 1997. 256p. Perspectives Press.

Layman's Law Guides: Adoption. Kelly Allen Sifferman. 1997 Chelsea House Publishers.

Legal Adoption Guide, The: Safely Navigating the System. Colleen Alexander-Roberts. 1996. 208p. Taylor Publishing Co.

Losing Jessica. Robby DeBoer. 1994. 288p. Doubleday.


Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent's Guide. Lois Melina. 1989. 256p. Har-Row.

125 Most Asked Questions About Adoption (and the Answers), The. Paul Baldwin. 1993. Morrow.

Parents at Last: Celebrating Adoption & the New Pathways to Parenthood. Cynthia Peck & Wendy Wilkinson. Photographs by Helen Kolikow Garber. 1998. 160p. Crown.

Private Adoption Handbook, The: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Legal, Emotional & Practical Demands of Adopting a Baby. Stanley B Michelman & Meg Schneider. 1988. Random House. 1990. Dell.

Question of David, The: A Disabled Mother's Journey Through Adoption, Family, and Life. Denise Sherer Jacobson. 1998. Creative Arts Book Co.

Raising Adopted Children: A Manual For Adoptive Parents. Lois Melina. 1986. 288p. Har-Row.

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child. Holly Van Gulden & Lisa M Bartels-Rabb. 1993. 279p. Crossroad Publishing Co.

Realities of Adoption, The. Jerome Smith. 1997. 112p. Madison Bks.

Secrets to Writing a Treasured Adoption Lifebook. Beth O'Malley. 2000. 20p.

Should You Adopt? Christine Moriarty Field. 1997. Fleming H Revell Company.

Talking With Young Children About Adoption. Mary Watkins, PhD & Susan Fischer, MD. 1993. 256p. Yale University Press.

Telling the Truth to Your Foster-Adopted Child: Making Sense of the Past. Jayne E Schooler & Betsy E Keefer. 2000. 256p. Greenwood Publishing Group.

There Are Babies to Adopt: A Resource Guide For Prospective Parents.

Christine A Adamec. 1996. NAL Dutton.

Till There Was You: An Adoption Expectancy Journal. Rebecca Lyn Gold. Photographs by Pamela Sardinha. 1998. 200p. Pineapple Press.

Time to Be Born, A. Bonnie Shullenberger. 1996. 120p. Cowley Publications.

To Love a Child: A Complete Guide to Adoption, Foster Parenting & Other Ways to Share Your Life With Children. Marianne Takas & Edward Warner. 1992. 225p. Addison-Wesley.

Tommy & Me: The Making of a Dad. Ben Stein. 1998. 176p. Free Press

Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. Sherrie Eldridge. 1999. 272p. Dell.

Ultimate Gift, The. Mike Sheaffer, Annie Sheaffer (Illustrator), & Ramsie Shick. 1998. 240p. FOCUS Publishing Company.

Unofficial Guide to Adopting a Child, The. Andrea Dellavecchio. 2000. 400p. IDG/MacMillian.

Whole Life Adoption Book, The: Realistic Advice for Building a Health Adoptive Family. Jayne E Schooler. 1993. 224p. Pi?n Press.

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