We ask that you write at least two paragraphs of what you learned after reading the books, and how it should help you to be a good parent.
List of Suggested Readings:
Adopting After Infertility, by Patricia Irwin Johnston, M.S.
Adoption Is For Always, by Linda Walvoord Girard
Adoption Journeys: Parents Tell Their Stories, by Carole S. Turner
Adoption Stories for Young Children, by Randall B. Hicks
Adoption without Fear, by James L. Gritter, M.S.W.
Child of My Heart: A Celebration of Adoption, by Barbara Alpert
Children of Open Adoption, by Kathleen Sibler, M.S.W. and Patricia Martinez Dorner, M.A., L.P.C.
Complete Baby and Child Care, by Dr. Miriam Stoppard
Dangerous Legacy the Babies of Drug-Taking Parents, by Ben Donder
Dear Birthmother, Thank You For Our Baby, by Kathleen Silber, M.S.W. and Phylis Speedlin, Esq.
Did My First Mother Love Me? By Kathryn Ann Miller
Experiencing Infertility Stories to Inform and Inspire, by Ellen S. Glazer
How I Was Adopted, by Joanna Cole
How to Discipline with Love, by Dr. Fitzhugh
Launching a Baby’s Adoption: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals, by Patricia Irwin Johnston
Making Sense of Adoption: a Parent’s Guide, by Lois Ruskai Melina
Never Never Never Will She Stop Loving You, by Jolene Durrant
Our Child: Preparation for Parenting in Adoption, by Carol A. Hallenback, B.S., R.N.
Painful Lesson, Loving Bonds, by Marcy Wineman Axness
Parents at Last: Celebrating Adoption and the New Pathways to Parenthood, by Cynthia V.N. Peck and Wendy Wilkinson
Parenting Your Adopted Child, by Stephanie E. Siegel
Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay
Raising Adopted Children, by Lois Ruskai Melina
Reaching Out: The Guide to Writing a Terrific Dear Birthmother Letter, by Nelson Handel
Real Parents, Real Children, by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother, by Jana Wolff
Supporting an Adoption, by Pat Holmes
Talking to Your Child about Adoption, by Patricia Martinez Dorner, M.A., L.P.C.
Talking with Young Children about Adoption, by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher
The Adoption Resource Book, by Lois Gillman
The Day We Met You, by Phoebe Koehler
The Handbook for Single Adoptive Parents, by Hope Marindin
The Open Adoption Experience, by Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia
The Whole Life Adoption Book, by Jayne E. Schooler
There Are Babies to Adopt, by Christine A. Adamec
Till There Was You: An Adoption Expectancy Journal, by Rebecca Lyn Gold
When Friends Ask About Adoption: Questions and Answer Guide for Non-Adoptive Parents and Other Caring Adults, by Linda Bothun
Why Was I Adopted? The Facts of Adoption, by Carole Livingston