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Adoptive Families : Parenting Resources

Helping Families Thrive Focus on the Family has a Parenting resource page that includes a special section for Adoptive Families. To name just a few of the major subjects addressed: -Adopting Children -Attachment and Bonding -Disciplining Adopted Children -Traits of Successful Adoptive Families -Your Child‰’s Adoption Life Story -Birth Family Relationships View the Adoptive Families […]


Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

Sherrie Eldridge has illuminated many issues adoptees and adoptive families face. Many books have addressed problems in adoption, but Eldridge tackles the real villain: unresolved loss and grief issues and the trauma that precedes all adoptions. This book is a gift to everyone involved in adoption. Eldridge’s personal disclosures add a level of warmth and […]


LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child

“As an adoptive parent and an adoption educator, I have looked at many, many books and other sources on the topic of “creating a lifebook.” This book is by far the most enlightened, meaningful and relevant book out there. I have already bought several copies for my friends and for our homstudy agency. Most so […]


The Connected Child : By Karyn Purvis

The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family and addressing their special needs requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you to […]


Red Letters: By Tom Davis

“Red Letters is an inspirational call to action for a church that is in danger of missing God‰’s call to care for the widow and the orphan. This is a book to be studied and shared amongst friends, family, and church members. It addresses one of the biggest gaps in Christianity today‰–the gap between Jesus’ […]


Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents

A clinical social worker specializing in attachment, grief and trauma, has penned a comprehensive guidebook for adoptive parents. Deborah Gray helps us take an in-depth look at how children and families adjust. She notes that many of today’s adoptions involve older children who may have been abused or neglected, or who may have spent years […]