RESOURCE: Foster and Adoption Books

RESOURCE: Foster and Adoption Books

It’s not “normal.” This foster care thing. This adoption thing. Between parenting kids with significant trauma, preparing for the future, helping other care givers / teachers / therapists / service providers understand how to help kiddos with trauma, we need ALL THE HELP, amiright?

I present to you: great books on foster care and adoption! See something missing? Let me know here and I’ll add it!

  1. The Connected Child by Karen Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine.

  2. Adopted for Life by Russell Moore.

  3. Reframing Foster Care by Jason Johnson.

  4. Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison.

  5. Parenting from the Inside Out by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell.

  6. No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.

  7. The Whole-Brain Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.

  8. Faith and Foster Care: How We Impact God’s Kingdom by John DeGarmo.

  9. Home for Good: Making a Difference for Vulnerable Children by Krish Kandia.

  10. 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge.

  11. Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky.

  12. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk.

  13. Ready or Not: 30 Days of Discovery for Foster and Adoptive Parents by Pam Parish and Sandra Stanley.

  14. The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier.

  15. Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather Forbes and B. Bryan Post.

  16. Middle Mom: How to Grow Your Heart by Giving it Away by Christie Erwin.

  17. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

  18. I Love You Even When by Donna Keith (also I Love You All the Same and I Love You Just Because).

  19. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst.

  20. Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter.

Additionally, anything by the following authors is highly recommended:

  • Karen Purvis

  • Dan Siegel

  • Jason Johnson

  • Russell Moore

  • John DiGarmo

Do Hard Things: The With-Ness of God

Do Hard Things: The With-Ness of God

FCAM: The Beauty of Foster Care

FCAM: The Beauty of Foster Care