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Shaoey and Dot: By Mary Beth Chapman

Shaoey & Dot: Bug Meets Bundle is an endearing tale told from the point of view of one little ladybug, Dot, who happens upon a mysterious bundle one sunny day. Dot stays with the little bundle as she is carried to the place where babies come to be found and promises to stay with the […]


Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory

This comprehensive resource helps adoptive parents prepare for their roles as storytellers, a privilege unique to the adoption experience. It helps parents embark on a sacred journey of discovery as they learn how important it is to know and honor an adopted child s lifestory. In this book, parents are invited to bring their child […]


Carried Safely Home: The Spiritual Legacy of an Adoptive Family

Adoption usually includes a tumultuous mix of sorrow and joy, loss and redemption, fear and fulfillment. Though often heart-wrenching, it offers a rich opportunity to draw nearer to God. Adoption can also be a precious part of a pilgrimage toward God. This book is a companion to come alongside those involved with adoption and the […]


Parenting At-Risk Children : By Karyn Purvis

Click on Parenting At-Risk Children to listen/purchase an audio program. You can’t impart what you don’t possess. Leading expert in developmental psychology, Karyn Purvis, talks to parents about parenting their adopted children. Karyn exhorts parents to heal their personal wounds and losses before adopting and not to expect their children to fill those gaps for […]


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 […]