Adoption Book Reviews
The Five Love Languages
A review of Dr. Chapman's book with thoughts on how to utilize the love languages to build attachment with foster and adoptive children.
Foster Care and Adoption Themed Books for Young Adult's Summer Reading
Books for young adult readers with an adoption or foster care theme.
Book Review: Returnable Girl
Young adult book written by a family therapist, "Returnable Girl" explores one teen's experience with the foster care system.
Adoption Book Review: The Adoption Mystique
The Adoption Mystique, as the dust jacket states, is a "hard-hitting expose of the powerful negative social stigma that permeates child adoption in the United States". The Adoption Mystique is respectful and not at all anti-adoption, just pro-truth and openness. It offers a different perspective on the subject of adoption.
Risk and Promise
Not just for international adoption, but a resource that may also be helpful to those adopting through foster care. Learn how to interpret information that comes in adoption referrals and make an informed decision.
Ya Tibya Lublu
"Ya Tibya Lublu" is a beautiful Russian cookbook that would make a wonderful adoption gift.
For When I'm Famous
Beth O'Malley's newest lifebook for teens in foster care. This lifebook is in an easy to do fill in the blank style. Perfect gift for a foster child.
My Foster Care Journey
Review of Beth O'Malley's newest lifebook. Written in a simple fill in the blank style for children up to age 8.
A story that travels different paths to tell. The first focuses on the mother-to-be and her journey toward placing her baby girl with adoptive parents. Another path about the adoptive family and still another about the baby's need to have answers as she matures.
Letters and Reflections to My Adopted Daughters
A compilation of the letters John Newton, writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace", written to his eldest adopted daughter. The book also includes his thoughts about the short life of his youngest adopted daughter who died from Tuberculosis.
Name that Adoption or Foster Care Themed Children's Book
How well do you know your children's books? Been reading "Shaoey and Dot" every night? Are you seeing "Nikolai, the Only Bear" in your dreams? Or have you been doing some young adult reading and just finished up "The Last Chance Texaco" or "Anne of Green Gables" for the tenth time? Test your knowledge and see if you can Name that Adoption or Foster Care Themed Children's Book!
Answers for the hard questions that transracial adoptive families are often asked.
The Post Adoption Blues
A wonderful book for every adoptive family to own. You're not crazy! A lot of adoptive parents have these same feelings.
The Lost Boy
The sequel to the bestseller, "A Child Called 'It'", Dave Pelzer continues on with his story chronicling his journey through the foster care system.
A Child Called "It"
A book review on the bestseller by Dave Pelzer, "A Child Called 'It'".
The Last Chance Texaco - Adult's Review
Lucy joins a new group home and discovers that this one is different than the several other homes she's lived in. A review of the book, The Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger.
The Last Chance Texaco - Child's Review
A twelve-year-old's review of a new book about teens living in a group home.
Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child
A wonderful book that tells how to make a lifebook for the foster or adopted child. Includes how to word delicate life stories, what information to include, and how to include the child in the process.
Adoption In Children's and Young Adult Books
Author, Cynthia Leitich Smith's Web site offers a listing of adoption books as well as multicultural and interracial books for children and young adults.
All About David Pelzer
A page full of information about David Pelzer and links to some book reviews on his work. David Pelzer endured child abuse from his mother and spent several years in the foster care system.