Found a list of adoption training books that were suggested to us by a home study agency a few years ago. If you've read any of these I'd love to hear your feedback on them and so would others that are considering adoption or right in the middle of it!
RAISING ADOPTED CHILDREN by Lois Ruskai Melina
TODDLER ADOPTION: THE WEAVERS CRAFT by Mary Hopkins-Best
GROWING UP ADOPTED; A PORTRAIT OF ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES by P.L. Benson, A.R. Sherma, and E.C. Roehikepartain
I'M BROWN AND MY SISTER ISN'T by Robbie O'Shea
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES by Thais Tepper, Lois Hannon
ADOPTING THE HURT CHILD by Keck & Kupecky
WHY DIDN'T SHE KEEP ME? ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS EVERY ADOPTED CHILD ASKS by Barbara Burlingham-Brown
WITH EYES WIDE OPEN: A WORKBOOK FOR PARENTS ADOPTING INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN OVER AGE ONE by Miller & Ward
PARENTING THE HURT CHILD by Gregory Keck
the book that helped me make the decision to adopt was Adopting for Good – written by a lady who has both biological and adopted children, which I now have, too! :O)
Parenting the Hurt Child….best book EVER! I read that his first book Adopting the Hurt Child was more for professionals. Anyway, this is great for someone adopting a child other than a newborn. I wish I had read it before we got Sarah, but I would have wanted to read it again after also! LOVED IT! Best thing I did for myself, and Sarah.
I’ve read Adopting the Hurt Child and With Eyes Wide Open. I learned volumes from both! I’ve also read portions of In Their Own Voices – very interesting as well. I hope to put all of them both to good practice when my littles get home. I’ll be watching your comments section to see if there are any others out there that come well-recommended. I’m always up for another good adoption read.