Adoption Resources

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Adoption Books for Children
Books on China, Fiction, Fiction for Children, Books on Haiti, Books on Latvia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine

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TCU Institute of Child Development

Love Without Boundaries Adopt Special Needs

Rainbow Kids

Reece’s Rainbow

Adoption Books

The Connected Child , Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross

Parenting the Adopted Child , Dr. Gregory Keck

Raising Adopted Children, Lois Ruskai Melina. Solstice Press. c1989.

Making Sense of Adoption, Lois Ruskai Melina. Solstice Press. c1986.

Talking with Young Children about Adoption, Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher.Yale Univ. Press. c1995.

Real Parents, Real Children, Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels Rabb. Crossroad Publishing. c1995.

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, David Brodzinsky and Marshall Schecter

The Whole Life Adoption Book, Jayne E. Schooler

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

Parenting Books

Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel

Attachment Focused Parenting by Dr. Daniel Hughes

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

I Love You Rituals by Becky Bailey

The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

The Whole Brained Child by Daniel Siegel

No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel

The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp (book and DVD available)

The Successful Child by Dr. William Sears

Scream Free Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent and Energetic, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Avon Books, c1980.

Siblings Without Rivalry, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Avon Books, c1987.

Your Child at Play, Marilyn Segal

Adoption Books for Children

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, Rose Lewis

Over the Moon, Karen Katz

A Mother for Choco, Keio Kasza

The Mulberry Bird, Anne B. Brodzinsky

All Kinds of Families, Norma Simons

Happy Adoption Day, John Mc Cutcheon

The Day We Met You, Phoebe Koehler

We See the Moon, by Carrie Kitze

At Home in This World, a China Adoption Story, by Jean MacLeod

I Don't Have Your Eyes, by Carrie Kitze

Books on China (Non-Fiction)

Lost Daughters of China, Karin Evans

A Passage to the Heart - Writings from Families with Children from China, edited by Amy Klatzkin.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang

Life and Death in Shanghai, Nien Chang

China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wundunn

Mr. China's Son, He Liyi

Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History and Political Structure, John Bryan Starr

The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings, Wei Jingsheng

Coming Home Crazy/an Alphabet of China Essays, Bill Holm

Iron and Silk, Mark Salzman

Bound Feet and Western Dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

On Gold Mountain, Lisa See

Daughter of the River: An Autobiography, Hong Ying

A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman, Ning Lao Tai-Tai

Books on Haiti

The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, Jonathan M. Katz

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, Laurent Dubois

Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti, Amy Wilentz

Haiti: The Tumultuous History: From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation, Phillipe Girard

Haiti After the Earthquake, Paul Farmer

Books on Latvia, ukraine, and Bulgaria

Latvia:  A Short History, by Mara Kalnins

The Latvians: A Short History (Studies of Nationalities)  by Andrejs Plakans

Walking Since Daybreak : A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II, and the Heart of Our Century  by Modris Eksteins

Bulgaria – Culture Smart!  The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by Juliana Tzvetkova

Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories, by Cynthia Morrison Phoel

A Dress for Anna: The Story of the Redemption of the Life of a Ukranian Orphan, by Deborah J. Amend

Kobzar’s Children: A Century of Untold Ukrainian Stories, by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Ukraine – Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture, by Anna Shevchenko

Borderland:  A Journey Through the History of Ukraine by Anna Reid


The Three Inch Golden Lotus, Chi-Tsai Feng

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan

Red Azalea, Anchee Min

Katherine, Anchee Min

Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused, Fiction from Today's China, Howard Goldblatt editor

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies, Moss Roberts editor

The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

Fiction for Children

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like, Jay Williams

The Chinese Siamese Cat, Amy Tan

The Story About Ping, Marjorie Flack

The Tale of the Mandrin Ducks, Katherine Paterson

Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy: A Chinese Folktale, Ellen Greene

The Emperor and the Kite, Jane Yolen

Grandfather Tang's Story, Ann Tompert

The Seeing Stick, Jane H. Yolen

The Five Chinese Brothers, Claire Hucket Bishop

Lon Po Po: A Red-Ridinghood Story from China, Ed Young

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China, Ai-Ling Louie

Tikki Tikki Tembo, Arlene Mosel

Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac, Ed Young

The Man Who Tricked a Ghost, Laurence Yep

The Junior Thunder Lord, Laurence Yep

Count Your Way Through China, Jim Haskins

Panda, Judy Allen

Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain, Margaret Batson-Hill

The Moon Lady, Amy Tan

Mountains of Tibet, Mordicai Gertstein

The Bicycle Man, Allen Say

Cleversticks, Bernard Ashley

China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua MuLan, Charlie Chin

Bird Neighbor, Wang Yanrong

The Boy Who Swallowed Snakes, Laurence Yep

Chinese Eyes, Marjorie Ann Waybill

A Chinese Zoo, Demi

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