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RESOURCES

All adoptive parents are encouraged to extend their training and knowledge of issues faced by both the child who has been adopted and their families through the many stages of their lives. We have listed here but a few of the many great resources available to the adoption community.

  • The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine
    A Guide for Physicians, Parents, and Providers

    by Laurie C. Miller, M.D.
    Purchase the book
    Since 1989, American families have adopted more than 167,000 children from other countries. Many of these children have lived in crowded conditions, sometimes with poor standards of hygiene, inadequate nutrition, and limited numbers of caregivers. Some suffer from endemic infectious diseases. Upon arrival, practitioners often fail to recognize the unique concerns of this group. This text provides an overview of the specialized medical and developmental issues that affect internationally adopted children, offering guidelines to the physicians caring for these children and their families before, during, and after adoption. The reader will learn how to advise families prior to an international adoption, how to perform an effective initial screening assessment of the newly arrived child, and how to recognize and manage developmental and other more long-term problems as they emerge.

  • Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections
    edited by Jean MacLeod and Sheena Macrae
    Purchase the book
    Parenting adopted children requires parenting with an extra layer and this book helps you to understand where that extra layer falls.

  • Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States
    by Ellen Herman
    Purchase the book
    What constitutes a family? Tracing the dramatic evolution of Americansí answer to this question over the past century, Kinship by Design provides the fullest account to date of modern adoptionís history.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

  • EMK Press
    Tools and Resources for Adoptive Families and the Professionals Who Help Them

  • Tapestry Books
    Tapestry Books specializes in adoption related books and resources.

  • Adoptive Parents Committee
    The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care.


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