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Reading List

The following is a list of resources and books regarding adoption. It is not a comprehensive list. If you have read a book that you feel should be included in this list, please contact us.


Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing by Kerstin Daynes

Adopting After Infertility by Patricia Irwin Johnson (Indianapolis: Perspective Press, 1992)


For the Love of a Child: The Journey of Adoption by Monica Blume, 2005

Delivering Hope by Jennifer Ann Holt (Cedar Fort Publishing, 2012)

Adoption Guide from the Dave Thomas Foundation

The Whole Life Adoption Book by Jayne Schooler (Colorado Springs: Pinon Press, 1993)

To Love A Child: A Complete Guide to Adoption, Foster Parenting, and Other Ways to Share Your Life with Children by Marianne Takas and Edward Warner (Reading, MA: Addision-Wesley, 1992).

Launching a Baby’s Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals by Patricia Irwin Johnston (Indianapolis: Perspectives Press, 1997)

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best (Indianapolis: Perspective Press, 1997)

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray (2002)

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids by Dr. Gregory Keck and Regina Kopecky (Colorado Springs: Pinon Press, 1995)

Other suggested reading from the National Council for Adoption