Resource for before, during, and after adoption
Contains a wealth of information on all aspects of adoption
Connects you to over 4000,000 adoption related web pages
Acts as a search engine
Free exchange of ideas regarding adoption and families (a wiki site)
Information on all aspects of adoption
Site for reading blogs related to adoption
Also an option for creating your own blog
Comprehensive source for books related to adoption
- Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents
by Lois Ruskai Melina
Relying on solid child development research, this book is a source of advice and reference. Topics include becoming a family, open adoption, talking about adoption, and serious issues – for both domestic and international adoptions. It is a parents’ guide to rearing children in an adoptive family. It covers circumstances important to all adoptive parents.
- Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge
This collection of essays offers insight into 20 common unspoken concerns that often affect adopted children and their parents, and offers pragmatic advice for overcoming these challenges together. Young adoptees between the ages of 8 and 16 talk about their families, adoption, questions, issues, and thoughts. It’s for kids of the same ages, as well as the adoptive parents. It explains both the good and the bad sides about being adopted from a young person’s point of view.
- Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child
by Holly Van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Practical advice for parents on issues their children may face, offering insight into how adopted children commonly think and feel about being adopted. Special attention is given to talking to older, transracial, and transcultural adoptees.
- Lifegivers: Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption by James L. Gritter