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Fostering Hope

Books

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1. The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family. by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine.

The Connected Child guides adoptive families through the unique challenges they will face in adopting a child with a traumatic background.

2. The Foster Parenting Toolbox. Ed. by Kim Phagan-Hansel

The Foster Parenting Toolbox is 464 pages of information intended to help foster care providers understand and work better with the children who are entrusted to their care. This book includes contributions by over 100 foster parents in the trenches, case workers, social workers, CASAs, GALs and judges.

3. You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide. By Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley.

A book of practical advice from adoption attorneys, doctors, social workers, and psychologists coupled with authentic stories from real parents and children.

4. The Whole Life Adoption Book by Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood.

This book is intended to be a life-long resource for adoptive families. It covers issues that span all developmental stages.

5. In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends. by Elisabeth O’Toole.

This book provides information for family members of prospective adoptive parents.A good place to begin when introducing family and friends to the adoption process. It’s even a helpful starter for someone considering adoption themselves.

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