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There are hundreds of adoption-related books and publications.  Most of them focus on post-adoption issues.  On this page we have collected and organized some of the best books available that directly relate to adoption networking and independent adoption, as well as a few form our own library.  In association with Amazon.com, we are pleased make these available to you for purchase.

Some from our own library, especially for independent adoption:
Fast Track Adoption, by Susan Burns 

Beating the Adoption Odds: Revised, by Cynthia D. Martin.

There Are Babies to Adopt: A Resource Guide for Prospective Parents, by Christine Adamec.

The Private Adoption Handbook, by Stanley Michelman - out of print, but some used availability.

Adoptions Without Agencies: A Study of Independent Adoptions, by William Meezan - out of print, but some used availability

Adopting in America: How to Adopt Within A Year, by Randall Hicks

Yes, You Can Adopt!, by Richard Mintzer

Launching a Baby's Adoption, by Patricia Irwin Johnston

The Legal Adoption Guide, by Colleen Alexander-Roberts

Keys to Adopting a Child, by Kathy Lancaster

Adopting Your Child, by Nancy Thalia Reynolds

The Unofficial Guide to Adopting a Child, by Andrea DellaVecchio

Somebody's Child: Stories from the Private Files of an Adoption Attorney, by Randi Barrow

Birthmothers: Women Tell Their Stories

Reaching Out: The Guide to Writing a Terrific Dear Birthmother Letter, by Nelson Handel

How to Get Babies Through Private Adoption, by Gayle D. Rundberg - out of print, but some used availability

Adoption: A Legal Guide for Birth and Adoptive Parents, by Kelly Allen Sifferman (Contributor), Richard L. Strohn

About Adoption, in general:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, by Christine Adamec

Adoption For Dummies, by Tracy Barr

Adopting on Your Own: The Complete Guide for Single Parents

The Adoption Resource Book, 4th edition, by Lois Gilman

The Adoption Sourcebook, by Cheryl Jones

The Essential Adoption Handbook, by Colleen Alexander-Roberts

The Complete Adoption Book, by Laura Beauvais-Godwin

Adopting: The Tapestry Guide, by Laurie S. Wallmark

Adoption and Financial Assistance, by Rita Laws
Accessing Federal Adoption Subsidies, by Tim O'Hanlon

Deciding on Openness:
Adoption Without Fear, by James L. Gritter
Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber

Open Adoption Experience, by Lois Melina
After the Adoption:
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

LifeBooks : Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child, by Beth O'Malley

Our Chosen Child: How You Came To Us And The Growing Up Years

Raising Adopted Children, Revised

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools

For the Kids:

The Day We Met You

Over the Moon

A Mother for Choco

Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born

We Wanted You

Beginnings: How Families Come to Be

A is for Adopted

My New Family: a First Look at Adoption - nonfiction

Our Twitchy

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

Jin Woo - international adoption

Love You Like Crazy Cakes - international adoption

The Red Blanket - international adoption


Adoptive Families Magazine

FREE Baby Talk subscription

AdoptionTODAY Magazine
Adoption Publishers:
Tapestry Books


Perspectives Press




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