Family & Relationships - Adoption & Fostering

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The Swan Garden

Anne Biggs

The Swan Garden tells the story of a young woman who survives a brutal assault and rape, gives birth in a mother baby home, and the abuse she receives in the Magdalene Laundry. After finding a way to get away, she attempts to creat...

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Published: Feb 2016

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: Th...

Katie Naftzger

Adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and professional wisdom in this guide to help adoptive parents remain a calm parental influence in the midst of stormy and erratic teen behavior. This guide describ...

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Published: Mar 2017

Insane Roots: The Adventures of a Con...

Tiffany Rochelle

Growing up, Tiffany Rochelle had no reason to believe her mother was not who she claimed to be, but that all changed when she was nine. She learned her mother had been living under a false identity since before she was born, and that ...

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Published: Feb 2016

Adopting Hope: Stories and Advice fro...

Lorri Antosz Benson

All My Children actress Jill Larson moved mountains as a single mother to adopt her daughter from China. George Fadok, a former Navy commander, grappled with "changing the rules" eighteen years after placing his daughter in ...

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Published: Sep 2018

To the End of June: The Intimate Life...

Cris Beam

A New York Times Notable Book“Casts a searing eye on the labyrinth that is the American foster care system.” — NPR’s On PointWho are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother h...

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Published: Sep 2014

Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey

Kristin Berry

A must read for prospective adoptive and foster parents as well as those already in the trenches of caring for a child affected by fetal substance abuse, early childhood trauma, abandonment, and attachment issues.Kristin Berry tells h...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Girl Behind the Door: A Father's ...

John Brooks

"A moving and riveting memoir about one family's love and tragedy…beautifully researched, and expressed" (Anne Lamott).Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter's room. Casey was gone, but she had ...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Story of My Open Adoption: A Stor...

Leah Campbell

Two families, open to love--exploring and explaining adoption at birth Leap into a warm-hearted tale about a little squirrel who was adopted at birth Join Sammy as Mom and Dad Rabbit bring him to meet his first family. With its whim...

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Published: Jun 2020

Speak Life - Blessings for Biological...

Tina Carter

God's Word says that parents have the power to speak life or death-blessings or curses-over their children. To speak negatively of a child (even in jest) is to tear down a fragile self-image and open that vulnerable heart to the enemy...

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Published: Jul 2016

Before and After: The Incredible Real...

Judy Christie

The compelling, poignant true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandal—some of whom learned the truth from Lisa Wingate’s bestselling novel Before We Were Yours and were reunited with birth family members as a re...

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Published: Feb 2021

Having Done All, STAND: A Mother's Jo...

Sheila Conley

It is common in our society to highlight the success stories we hear from adoptive parents and their special needs children. Those success stories give us hope. They demonstrate that children will thrive in a safe and loving home. The...

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Published: Sep 2019

Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Chang...

Julia Cook

In this heartfelt story from the bestselling author of My Mouth is a Volcano!, Foster meets new friends and a kind foster mom who help him navigate the fears and feelings associated with going into foster care. Foster has lived with h...

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Published: Apr 2018

Adoption at the Movies: A Year of Ado...

Addison Cooper

Get your family talking about adoption with the ultimate collection of films to help the whole family to explore their feelings in a fun and safe way. With a film for each week of the year, Addison Cooper has compiled the best movies,...

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Published: Jan 2017

In Pursuit Of Orphan Excellence

Philip Darke

How can we love with excellence the millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in our world who have lost their parents, have no relatives to love them well, and likely will not be adopted?In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence frames a co...

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Published: Apr 2014

The Simple Guide to Understanding Sha...

Betsy De Thierry

· What is shame?· How does it affect children?· How can adults help?The perfect starting point for any adult or carer working with children who have experienced shame, this guide provides straightforward answers and explanations to...

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Published: Oct 2018

Faith & Foster Care: How We Impact Go...

John Degarmo

It is staggering to think that more than 200,000 children in the United States enter foster care each year. Half of those stay in the foster care system and never reunite with their families. Those remaining children desperately need ...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practi...

John Degarmo

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, John DeGarmo combines his own wisdom with that of fellow ...

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Published: Jul 2013

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media ...

Laura Dennis

This anthology gives voice to the wide experiences of adoptees and those who love them; examining the emotional, psychological and logistical effects of adoption reunion. Primarily adult adoptee voices, we also hear from adoptive pare...

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Published: Jan 2014

Hole In My Heart: memoir and report f...

MS Lorraine Dusky

HOLE IN MY HEART is the compelling story of a mother separated from her child by adoption in the Sixties and the state-imposed secrecy that keeps them apart. Defying convention, Lorraine Dusky reunites with her daughter in the early E...

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Published: Jun 2015

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish: 365 ...

Sherrie Eldridge

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish devotional gives adoptive families encouragement as they seek God to work through the emotions unique to their family. Daily 365 inspiring devotions are filled with scripture and authentic insight into ...

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Published: Nov 2015

Tandem: A Devotional for Adopting wit...

Alison a. England

Whether you are considering adoption or have already launched your adoption, Tandem will take you step-by-step down the adoption path and leave you standing in the shadow of our Lord with a child in your arms.Allowing God to be in the...

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Published: Jan 2017

Fierce Love: One Woman's Remarkable J...

Kim Gjerde

An Adoption Miracle....After two years of failed infertility treatments, Kim and her husband began the process of adopting a little girl from Guatemala, certain that adoption would be the "easy way" to build their family. In...

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Published: Oct 2019

A Terrible Secret: Scared for her saf...

Cathy Glass

Tilly hates her stepfather, Dave. He abuses her mother, but she refuses to leave him. Frightened for her own safety, Tilly asks to go into foster care and is placed with Cathy. Tilly arrives with a graze on her cheek and Cathy become...

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Published: Sep 2020

Too Scared to Tell: Abused and alone,...

Cathy Glass

The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.Oskar's school teacher raises the alarm. Oskar's mother is abroad and he has been left in the care of 'friends', but has been arriving in school hungry, unkempt, and with bruis...

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Published: Feb 2020

No Sugar Coating: The Coffee Talk You...

Jillana Goble

No Sugar-Coating is a warm, straight-up guide that reads like a conversation with a knowledgeable friend. It is filled with practical suggestions interwoven with compelling narrative rooted in foster parenting experience. No Sugar-Coa...

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Published: Sep 2019

Upside Down: Understanding and Suppor...

Shannon Guerra

Adoptive families working through attachment issues often feel alone. It doesn't have to be this way though.The communities around them want to help, yet they usually don't know how to help when it comes to attachment issues.A little ...

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Published: Jan 2017

You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative ...

Julie 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, overwhelmed, and disc...

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Published: Jan 2015

The Girl in the Dark: A Runaway Child...

Angela Hart

Melissa is a sweet-natured girl with a disturbing habit of running away and mixing with the wrong crowd. After she's picked up by the police, and with nowhere else to go, she is locked in a secure unit with young offenders. Social Ser...

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Published: Jun 2019

Adopting in America: How to Adopt Wit...

Randall Hicks

"Showers the anxious parent with information on methods and resources for adoption."--American Library Association"Educational and empowering. No-nonsense, matter-of-fact advice while using a compassionate approach.&quo...

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Published: Feb 2018

ALL IN Orphan Care: Exploring the Cal...

Jason Johnson

It was never God's intent for children to be without a family!This is why scripture says He assumes the role of father to the fatherless and He sets the lonely in families. This is the heart of God – a good, loving and gracious Fath...

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Published: Dec 2018
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