Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Adoption Council of Ontario
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Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Melina
Conversations and activities for families formed through adoption, donor
insemination, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization.
Raising Adopted Children by Lois Melina
A classic. Covers the basics of parenting after adoption - the transition
to adoptive parenting, bonding and attachment, talking with children about
adoption, sexuality, adolescence and transracial adoption.
Toddler Adoption, The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best
A look at the unique challenges of parenting a child who arrives in the
adoptive family older than infancy but younger than kindergarten age. This
helpful guide offers support and practical tools for transitioning and
Real Parents, Real Children by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
One of the leading adoption experts covers infancy through adulthood,
nurturing positive identity, building healthy family, talking about birth
parents, international, interracial, and same-race adoptions.
20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Families Knew by adoptee and author Sherrie Eldridge
She talks about mourning birth parents, identity issues, suggestions
for discussing adoption with kids, and more.
A Child’s Journey Through Placement by Vera Fahlberg
Provides the foundations and resources and tools to help professionals,
parents and others who care for children to help them along the road to adulthood.
Adopting the Older Child by Claudia L. Jewett
Explains what's in store for those who open their hearts to a waiting child.
Adopting the Hurt Child
by Gregory Keck, PhD, and Regina Kupecky, L.S.W
Find out who the challenged children are, why they hurt, where the system
lets them down, and what caring adults can do to help.
Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss by Claudia Jewett
Jewett offers techniques to help children resolve their grief. She describes
the stages of mourning and the behaviors that can be expected from children
at each stage.
MULTIRACIAL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
Adoptive mothers and founders of Pact, An Adoption Alliance, Steinberg and Hall
have written the definitive book on "How to get to that place where it
almost feels fun to let people wonder how you and your kids could so clearly
belong to one another when you look so different!" A must-read for all
The Open Adoption Experience by Sharon Kaplan and Lois Melina
This jam-packed book covers all stages of the adoption relationship from placement
to adjustment to the first year and on through adolescence.