ADOPTION ISSUES – HELPFUL LINKS
Signs of Healthy Attachment
A New Definition of Attachment
Empowered to Connect
Establishing A Routine
Connecting Through Everyday Baby Care
Promoting Healthy Attachment
Bonding With Your Child
Tips When Child Attaches To Only One Parent
Be sure to check out all of Lisa Qualls’ posts on Attachment and Trauma here
Are We Trying To Fit Square Pegs Into Round Holes?
P.L.A.C.E. – Five Key Attitudes in Attachment
Confessions of a Mom with Attachment Disorder – struggling to bond with your adopted child
Is It Adoption Related or Not?
Including Teachers, Family and Friends
How To Answer Awkward Questions About Adoption
Helping Family Understand Adoption
Adoption Basics for Family and Friends.
Why White People Adopt Black Children
Alerting Teachers to Adoption-Related Issues
When It’s Just HARD
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Don’t wait to get professional help)
Older Child Adoption
Fasten Your Sweet Belt A book and blog written by a mother and her adopted daughter, with topics like eating, bonding, overcoming, believing…
Older Child Adoption: A Psychologist’s Story of Love and Attachment
International Adoption (General)
Natural Hair Rules Hair care, styling and hair product recommendations.
Hair With Purpose Cornrows, twists, braids and more styles for African hair, as well as product reviews for natural hair.
Kurly T-spot A beginner shares her tips for African toddler hair styling and care.
Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care Natural hair care, transracial adoption and everything in between.
Hair Care Videos. Helpful videos on caring for and styling African hair. (Scroll to bottom of page to section titled ‘Keeping It Real’ and click on hair care videos.)
Adoptive Families– Focus on the Family’s website for adoptive parents
Attachment & Trauma Network – List of therapists who work with children with trauma or attachment issues.
Ethio-American Family Services – Educational resources, a course you can take to learn about Ethiopian culture, financial assistance options, Ethiopian cuisine, “What does my child’s name mean?” and much more.
Journey to Me – This website has many post-adoption resources and articles. These include an audio library, articles on a wide range of adoption issues, and a list of recommended books. You do have to register to access them but there is no charge to do so.
The Africa Guide – Ethiopia – Information about the people and culture of Ethiopa.
US State Department – Ethiopia Consular Information Sheet
Travel Document Systems Visa Requirements for traveling to Ethiopia
Nazret.com – largest Ethiopian News and Information Service online.
All Africa – Another news site with interesting links for books on Ethiopia.
World Time Server – The current time and weather conditions in Ethiopia.
Christian Alliance for Orphans Resource Library Search for a wide range of quality resources to help you grow effective, Christ-honoring adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry.
I Care About Orphans Focus on the Family’s website for adoption resources, post-adoption support and orphan ministry.
The Connected Child
by Dr. Karyn Purvis, David Cross & Wendy Sunshine (Study guide available for download at: Empowered to Connect )
The Connection – Where Hearts Meet
by Dr. Karyn Purvis
Interactive bible study designed to help you build a loving, lasting connection with your child.
When Love is Not Enough – A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD – Reactive Attachment Disorder
by Nancy L. Thomas
Learning the Dance of Attachment
by Holly VanGulden (To order, call 715-386-5550, e-mail email@example.com)
How We Love Our Kids – The 5 Love Styles of Parenting
by Milan & Kay Yerkovich
Shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age. Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love.
Fields of the Fatherless by C. Thomas Davis
Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
GRIEF & LOSS
The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis
Parenting The Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting The Adopted Child by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss by Claudia Jewett Jarratt
Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma by Deborah D. Gray
Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Compassionate Care by Phyllis Kilbourn
Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Need Kids by Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky
Hope & Healing for Sensory Deprivation – This booklet gives some practical ways families can identify the signs of sensory processing disorder as well as ways to help their child heal.
Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins Best
OLDER CHILD ADOPTION
Parenting Adopted Adolescents by Gregory Keck
Parenting Your Adopted Older Child by Brenda McCreight, PhD
Simple Amharic for Adoptive Families by Amy Kendall
GENERAL ADOPTIVE PARENTING
Trust-Based Parenting (dvd) by TCU Institute of Child Development
Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child by Patty Cogen
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
After the Dream Comes True by Michelle Gardner
The Post-Adoption Blues – Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption by Foli and Thompson
The Whole Life Adoption Book – Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne Schooler
Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family by David & Renee Sanford
God Found Us You by Lisa Bergren
Forever, Jewel by Kate Hannula
Shaoey and Dot by Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman
Chosen by Love by Tom Jaski
Miracle in the Land of Wu by Buffi A Young
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Mommy’s Heart Went POP! by Christina Kyllonen and Peter Greer
Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon (for ages 2-6)
E is for Ethiopia by Lori Prodan and Keith Holmes
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
I Wished for You – An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond
All About Adoption by Marc Nemiroff (for ages 4-12)
Horace by Holly Keller (for ages 2-8)
The Mulberry Bird by Anne Braff Brodzinsky (for ages 4-12)
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
FOR SIBLINGS OF ADOPTED KIDS (ages 3-10)
The New Barker in the House by Tomie dePaola
Is That Your Sister? A True Story of Adoption by Catherine Bunin
Waiting for May by Janet Stoeke
Seeds of Love – For Brothers and Sisters of International Adoption by Mary Petertyl
Things Little Kids Need to Know by Susan Uhlig
A Sister for Matthew by Pamela Kennedy