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

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

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

Adopting Older Children: A Practical ...

Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero

Adopting Older Children addresses the most significant challenges surrounding older-child adoption (both domestically and internationally), including mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns. This thorough guide enumerates ...

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Published: Dec 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Gu...

Jason Johnson

We're not all called to do the same thing, but we are all capable of doing something! When it comes to serving the orphaned and vulnerable, this can be the mantra of your church and the foundation of the foster care, adoption and orph...

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Published: Apr 2018

Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your...

Jason Johnson

Foster parents face a unique set of circumstances and experience a wide array of emotions that few can relate to. Their journey is one of equal parts beauty and brokenness, joy and heartache, excitement and exhaustion. There is no tex...

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Published: Jan 2018

Attachment and Bonding in the Foster ...

James Kenny Phd

Multiple placements, delay in achieving deadlines, and emancipation have increased the burdens on already vulnerable foster children. The child welfare and court systems, despite good laws and policies, have generally failed to provid...

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Published: Apr 2014

Stop the Bounce: A Child's Journey Th...

Christopher D. Long

This book illuminates the unimaginable pain and loss a child experiences while in foster care. So many children bounce from home to home on their journeys -- this book attempts to defy the myths about children in care and to inspire p...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Specific Scent of Snakes

Laura Lyster-Mensh

They left the suburbs seeking one dream but found another: one they struggled to accept. The Brown House had a history and surprises for this new family when they were ready to look.

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Published: Apr 2015

Missing Puzzle Pieces

Ann J. Mann

I don’t know how far back the story began. The stage was set, players in place, long before I was born. I do remember that I always knew I was adopted. My first memory was of my mom telling me I was “chosen.” She told me the sto...

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Published: Mar 2018

Chasing Kites: One Mother's Unexpecte...

Rachel McCracken

From the sterile isolation of infertility to the emotional rollercoaster of adoption and foster care, Rachel McCracken gets it! She gets the heartache and the sorrow of the desolate valley called Infertility. She gets the dedication a...

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Published: Mar 2018

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

A Beautiful Exchange

Megan Nilsen

Have you ever wanted to follow God's call "no matter what," but the unknowns seemed scary and the risks felt great?  (Join the club!)  Many of us find it difficult to really live out our faith as we sit in the tension betw...

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Published: Jun 2015

A Leap of Faith

Jill Norton

Jill Norton's life was not how she envisioned it. Instead of a calm, peaceful life of control-God called Jill and her husband to open their hearts and home to ten foster children. Over the course of six years, Tom and Jill gave eight ...

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Published: Feb 2014

In on It: What Adoptive Parents Would...

Elisabeth O'Toole

One adoption social worker called In On It "the adoption book for everyone else": the grandparents and friends, neighbors and colleagues, aunts and uncles, teachers and caregivers of adoptive families. In On It contains help...

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Published: Oct 2010
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