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book_and_tea.jpgIn this list, you will find a variety of books that show the many different perspectives of adoption. We’ve organized this list into books for adopted children, for adoptive parents, books to read at the start of your adoption journey, and books to understand where birth parents are coming from. Each title is linked to its page on Amazon, so you can easily learn more and purchase.

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Story Books for Adopted Children

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

Rosie’s Family; An adoption story by Lori Rosove

I Wished for You: An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond

I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer

God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergen

How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole

Parenting Books for Adoptive Parents

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed..Discover the Unique Need of Your Adopted Child and Become the Best Parent You Can by Sherrie Eldridge

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah Gray

Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois Melina

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World by Marguerite A. White

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family by Karen Purvis

Understanding a Birth Parent Perspective

So I Was Thinking About Adoption…: Considering Your Choices by Mardie Caldwell

Restorative Grief: A Guide To Healing From Adoption by Cynthia Christensen

Beginning an Adoption Journey

Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide by Mardie Caldwell

You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption by Julie Gumm

Called to Adoption: A Christian’s Guide to Answering the Call by Mardie Caldwell

General Adoption Books

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Blessed Chaos: A Journey through Instant Motherhood by Ashley Wells

The Family of Adoption by Joyce Pavao

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
Written by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).

Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.

“Many years ago, I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!

Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.

I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first-hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.

It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon.”

Read More About Mardie Caldwell

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