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December 16, 2009

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Adoption Knowledge Affiliates

From their website: Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, Inc. is an educational organization whose purposes are to foster understanding of adoption issues and to serve as a resource to people whose lives are touched by adoption, the professionals who work with them, and the general public.

Visit for an online selection of adoption-related books

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gregory C. Keck & Regina Kupecky

Adoption Nation by Adam Pertman

The Adoption Triangle by Arthur Sorosky, Annette Baran, and Rebuen Pannor.

Adoption Without Fear edited by James L. Gritter, MSW

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

Becoming Attached by Robert Karen

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky, Marshall Schechter, and Robin Marantz Henig

Birthright by Jean Strauss

Children of Open Adoption by Kathleen Silber and Patricia Martinez Dorner

Coming Home to Self by Nancy Verrier

Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber and Phyllis Speedlin

Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Reocvery and Behavioral Change in Foster & Adopted Children by Daniel Hughes

The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience by Beatty Jean Lefton

Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray

Perspectives on a Grafted Tree by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Primal Would: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier

Raising Adopted Children by Lois Melina

Sacred Connections: Stories of Adoption by Mary Ann Koenig

Talking to Your Child About Adoption by Patricia Martinez Doner

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best

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

Twenty Thing Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Sherrie Eldridge

With Eyes Wide Open; Workbook for Adopting International Children Published by the Children’s Home Society of Minnesota

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