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Books, podcasts, websites - there are a lot of amazing resources that families can utilize to make their journey a bit easier.  This is by no means comprehensive and is a work in progress (PLEASE let us know if you have a favorite that we have missed!), but we hope that it will be of value to you! These lists have been crowdsourced, so we have not reviewed each and every one.  We apologize in advance if anything inappropriate pops up. If this is the case, please advise us immediately.


The Connected Child - Dr. Karyn Purvis & David Cross

Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child - Dr. Karyn Purvis & Michael & Amy Monroe

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption - David Berry

The Whole Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel 

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

Replanted: Faith-Based Support for Adoptive and Foster Families (Spirituality and Mental Health) - Jenn Ranter Hook, Joshua N. Hook, Mike Berry

Find a great list of Trauma Books here.

The Lucky Few: Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places - Heather Avis

Check out the book list pulled together by CAFO (Christian Alliance for Orphans!

Kids Books

We Belong Together - Todd Parr

The Kissing Hand - Audrey Penn

Born from the Heart - Berta Serrano

God Found Us You - Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant

I Wished for You - Marianne Richmond

Forever Family - Kelly & Lindsey Bullard

Every Year on Your Birthday -

A Mother for Coco - Keiko Kasza

I Prayed for You - Jean Fischer

Wherever You Are -Nancy Tillman

When God Made You - Matthew Paul Turner

A Blessing from Above - Patti Henderson

How I Was Adopted - Joanna Cole

Just Really Joseph: A Children's Book About Adoption, Identity, And Family - Kayla Craig

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

Some Babies Are Adopted - Cindy Walker

I've Loved You Since Forever - Hoda Kotbe

And That's Why She is My Mama - Tiarra Nazario

ABC - Adoption and Me - Gayle H. Swift and Casey Anne Swift

All Together Now - Anita Jeram

God Gave Us Family - Lisa Tawn Bergren

Little Miss Spider - David Kirk

The little Green Goose - Adele Sansone

Oliver: A Story About Adoption - Lois Wickstrom

Yes! I'm Adopted - Sharlie Zinniger

I'm Yours: An adoption story from a mother's heart - Ashley Cameron

Wonderful You: An Adoption Story - Lauren McLaughlin

The Invisible String - Patrice Karst

The ReeDoo Roo - Cindy Lee

The Adventures of Sabrina Michaela: Me and My Big Sis -Katie Cocca Berk 

Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma - Susan Farber Straus

A Terrible Thing Happened  - Margaret M. Holmes

Do You Have a Secret? (Let's Talk About It!) - Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

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