Welcoming a New
Brother or Sister through Adoption:
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Inspirational Personal Accounts



 No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, by Melissa Fay Green. New York: Sara Crichton Books, 2011.

Adopting Eldar: Joy, Tragedy and Red Tape: A Unique International Adoption, by Randall Baker. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2005.

A Personal Touch On… Adoption, by Peter Berlin. Los Angeles: A Personal Touch Publishing, 2005.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Adoptive Families, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and LeAnne Thieman. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, 2008.

The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption, by Janis Cooke. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001.

The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System, by Al Desetta (editor) and Youth Communications. New York: Persea Books, 1996.

I Wish for You A Beautiful Life: Letters from Korean Birthmothers of Ae Ran Won to their Children, by Sara Dorow. St. Paul: Yeong and Yeong Book Company, 1999.

Finding Fish: A Memoir, by Antwone Q. Fisher and Mim E. Rivas. New York: Harper Torch, 2002.

Another Place at the Table, by Kathy Harrison. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2003.

One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost then Found, by Kathy Harrison.New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2006.

A Cry for Light: A Journey into Love, byJanet Alston Jackson. Los Angeles: Self-Awareness Trainings, 2005.

This Explains a Lot: A Family's Funny Profile, by Rita Laws. Hackensack: Presbyopian Press, 2008.
The Limits of Hope: An Adoptive Mother's Story, by Anne Kimble Loux. Charlottsville: The University Press of Virgina, 1997.

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child, Trish Maskew.  Morton Grove: Snowcap Press, 2003.

Like Family: Growing up in Other People's Houses, a Memoir, Paula McLain.New York: Back Bay Books, 2004.

The Things I Wanted Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own,Richard Miniter.New York: Bantam Books, 1998.

Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk: A Caseworker's Story, by Marc Parent.New York: Ballantine Books, 1998.

Three Little Words, by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008.

Adoption is Another Word for Love, by Nancy McGuire Roche. White Plains: Peter Pauper Press, 2000.

Dear Birthmother, by Kathleen Silber and Phylis Speedling. San Antonio: Corona Publishing, 1982.


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