Reading List

This is my reading list, over the last 3 years I have invested a lot of my time to reading about adoption. I would start with Mary Hopkins-Best, Toddler Adoption and Brenda McCreight, Parenting Your Adopted Older Child. I’ve bought these books as I refer back to them at different times however some may be available through the Library. Additionally I bought a couple on my kindle, but I find the physical book is better as I use post-it notes a lot to refer back to relevant sections and J isn’t a reader so I show him interesting sections and it’s easier to do in a physical book.

Adopting a Toddler, What Size Shoes Does She Wear – Denise Harris Hoppenhauer

Adoption Conversations, What, When and How to Tell – Renee Wolfs

An Adoption Diary – Mark James

Building the Bonds of Attachment – Daniel A. Hughes

Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment – Daniel A. Hughes

Child Development – Eilis Flood

Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child – Daniel A. Hughes & Kim Golding

From Birth to 5 Years – Mary Sheridan

How Children Learn at Home – Alan Thomas

No Matter What – Sally Donovan

One Child, Two Languages, A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language – Patton O. Tabors

Parenting Your Older Adopted Child – Brenda McCreight

Prepare for School with Adoption Matters, It’s Time to Talk – Mary D. Healy

The Adoption Experience – Ann Morris

The Adoption Storybook, Compiling a Lifebook for your Child, A Journey Together – Mary D. Healy

The Body Remembers Continuing Education Test: The Psychophysiology of Trauma & Trauma Treatment – Babette Rothschild

The Connected Child – Karyn B. Purvis

The Primal Wound, Understanding the Adopted Child – Nancy Verrier

Toddler Adoption, The Weaver’s Craft – Mary Hopkins Best

Children’s Books

A New Family, A First Look at Adoption – Pat Thomas

Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World – UNICEF

Forever Fingerprints, An amazing Discovery for Adopted Children – Sherrie Eldridge