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The following is a list of books by Adoption Institute authors as well as a select list of of readings on adoption with links to Amazon.com for purchase. The inclusion of certain titles does not signify Adoption Institute support or endorsement of the author, or his or her perspectives or positions.
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America by Adam Pertman (Author)
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America has been reviewed as "the most important book ever written on the subject.". . .
Facing the Rising Sun by Oronde A. Miller (Author)
Reflecting on his accumulated personal and professional experiences, psychologist and educator Oronde Miller offers a refreshing contribution to discussions about the well-being of African American families and children. This collection of essays is a must read for anyone concerned about African American families, and the improvement of this nation's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. . .
Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care: Traumatic Separations and Honored Connections – Susan Livingston Smith (Editor) and Deborah N. Silverstein (Editor)
A compelling, comprehensive examination of sibling issues in adoption and foster care. Among its many topics, the book addresses the importance of nurturing bonds and supporting relationships; the legal rights of brothers and sisters to be together; programs that maintain such connections; and sibling issues in international adoptions. . .
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America by Adam Pertman (Author)
Publishers Weekly: Based on a series of articles that he wrote for the Boston Globe, Pertman combines journalistic research and personal anecdotes in this stimulating overview of the trends and cultural ramifications of adoption. His views come through loud and clear: families should be "out" about their adoptive status, children should be told that they were adopted as early as possible and all members of the adoption "triad" (birth mother, child and parents) should try to stay in close communication. . .
Adoption and Prenatal Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice by Richard P. Barth (Editor), Madelyn Freundlich (Editor), David Brodzinsky (Editor), Child Welfare League of America (Corporate Author).
Book Description: Provides important information on the impact of prenatal substance exposure on children's immediate health and well-being, the long-term implications for children's health and development, the role that a positive postnatal environment can play in remediating the effects of prenatal substance exposure . . .
Adoption: an Annotated Bibliography and Guide by Lois R. Melina (Author)
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 1, 1987), Hardcover: 314 pages
After Adoption: The Needs of Adopted Youth by Jeanne A. Howard (Author), Susan Livingston Smith (Author)
Book Description: Examines the experiences of more than 1,000 adoptive families to find out how they are functioning years after the adoption. It analyzes the risk and resiliency factors associated with adjustment and examines differences in adoptions by kin, foster parents, and those matched with children for the purpose of adoption. . .
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (Paperback) by David M. Brodzinsky (Author), Marshall D. Schecter (Author), Robin Marantz Henig (Author).
Publishers Weekly: Ingeniously integrating psychological and educational theories, the authors construct a model of the normal yet unique stages of adoptee development.
Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues by David M. Brodzinsky (Author), Dr. Daniel W. Smith (Author), Dr. Anne Brodzinsky (Author)
“This recent volume is an important resource for instructors, researchers, and clinicians interested in the development of children who have been adopted. Brodzinsky, Smith, and Brodzinsky offer an up-to-date and accessible review of the history of adoption, theoretical perspectives that are used to organize thinking about adoption, and research that has evaluated the adjustment of children who have been adopted.” -Journal of Marriage and the Family
Emotional Disturbance in Adopted Adolescents: Origins and Development by Ruth G. McRoy (Author), Harold D. Grotevant (Author), Louis A., Zurcher (Author)
Book Description: A report of research on two groups of residentially placed, emotionally disturbed adolescents compared on the basis of their adoptive status. A post hoc comparison with a nondisturbed adoptive group is also included. . . .
May the Circle Be Unbroken : An Intimate Journey Into the Heart of Adoption by Lynn C Franklin (Author)
Publishers Weekly: Franklin's memoir/study, written with the assistance of Ferber (Steven Spielberg), is in keeping with the current emphasis on open adoption, whereby members of the adoption "triad" (birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees) have contact with one another. . .
Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections by Harold D. Grotevant (Author), Dr. Ruth G. McRoy (Author)
Review: "Grotevant and McRoy’s Openness in Adoption is an excellent example of a well-designed, focused, thoughtful piece of research carried out in a field that is complex and controversial." - David Howe Child and Family Social Work
Promoting Successful Adoptions: Practice with Troubled Families by Susan Livingston Smith (Author), Dr. Jeanne Howard (Author)
Review: "This book is comprehensive in its presentation of background material, thorough and fair in its review of other studies, and full of useful information and effective case examples. . . . Everyone concerned about the future well-being of adoptive families-practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and adoptive parents-will find the book invaluable." - Kenneth Watson, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Psychological Issues in Adoption: Research and Practice (Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology) by David M. Brodzinsky (Author), Jesus Palacios (Author).
Book Description: Shows how changes in social and sexual mores in Western countries over the last three decades have decreased the number of babies born and adoptable, thus creating a new state of adoption for adoptive children and parents in North America.
The Psychology of Adoption by David M. Brodzinsky (Editor), Marshall D. Schechter (Editor)
Book Description: Recent empirical work has shown that adopted children are more vulnerable to a host of psychological and school-related problems compared to their non-adopted peers. The rate of referral of adopted children to mental-health facilities is far above what would be expected given their representation in the general population. . .
Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent by Lois R. Melina (Author)
The text includes specific suggestions for explaining a child's birth circumstances, including common misconceptions, and a valuable discussion about whether adoptees are at greater risk for behavior problems or learning disabilities. She also provides suggestions for setting rules for contact with biological parents, easing grief, and acknowledging a child's history. A completely annotated list of selected references and resources rounds out this superior guide. --Ericka Lutz
Special Needs Adoptions: Practice Issues by Ruth G. McRoy (Author)
Book Description: With the new federal mandate to double, by the year 2002, the number of children in foster care who are to be adopted or placed in permanent legal guardianships, it is essential for adoption agency staff and prospective families to learn which factors contribute to successful and unsuccessful placements. . .
Intercountry Adoption: A Multinational Perspective by Howard Altstein (Editor), Rita J. Simon (Editor)
Ethics in American Adoption by L. Anne Babb (Author)
Child Welfare Research Review: Volume 1 by Richard Barth (Editor), Jill Duerr Berrick (Editor), Neil Gilbert (Editor)
Adoption and Disruption: Rates, Risks and Responses by Marianne Berry (Author), Richard Barth (Author)
Families Living With Drugs and HIV: Intervention and Treatment Strategies by Richard P. Barth (Editor), Jeanne Pietrzak (Editor), Malia Ramler (Editor)
The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-being of Children and Families by Committee on Unintended Pregnancy (Author), Institute of Medicine (Author), Sarah S. Brown (Editor), Leon Eisenberg (Editor)
Reproduction, Ethics, and the Law: Feminist Perspectives by Joan C. Callahan (Editor)
Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption by E. Wayne Carp (Author)
Kinship Care: a Natural Bridge by Child Welfare League of America (Author)
Relatives Raising Children: an Overview of Kinship Care by Joseph Crumbley (Editor), Robert L. Little (Editor)
Nature and Nurture During Middle Childhood by John C. Defries (Author), Robert Plomin (Author), David W. Fulker (Author)
Adoption and Disclosure: a Review of the Law by Madelyn Dewoody (Author)
Health Care Reform and Child Welfare: Meeting the Needs of Abused and Neglected Children by Madelyn Dewoody (Author)
Making Sense of Federal Dollars: a Funding Guide for Social Service Providers by Madelyn Dewoody (Author)
Independent Living Services for Youth in Out- of-Home Care by Madelyn Dewoody (Author), Kathy Ceja (Author), Megan Sylvester (Author), Child Welfare League of America (Corporate Author)
Children With Prenatal Alcohol and/or Other Drug Exposure: Weighing the Risks of Adoption by Susan B. Edelstein (Author), Susan B. Edelsein (Author), Judy Howard (Author)
Managed Care: an Agency Guide to Surviving and Thriving by David Emenhiser (Author), Robert Barker (Author), Madelyn Dewoody (Author)
A Child's Needs: Mediating Permanency Outcomes: Practice Manual: Looking at Options, a Cooperative Adoption, Letting Go by Jeanne Etter (Author)
A Cooperative Adoption: Workbook 3 by Jeanne Etter (Author)
Letting Go: Mediating Permanency Outcomes Workbook 4 by Jeanne Etter (Author)
Looking at Options: Mediating Permanency Planning Workbook 2 by Jeanne Etter (Author)
Child Welfare: an Africentric Perspective by Joyce E. Everett (Author, Editor), Sandra S. Chipungu (Editor), Bogart R. Leashore (Editor)
Mother Infant Bonding: a Scientific Fiction by Dr. Diane E. Eyer (Author)
A Child's Journey Through Placement by Vera, M.D. Fahlberg (Author)
Data Collection in Adoption and Foster Care: the State of the Art in Obtaining Organized Information for Policy Analysis, Program Planning, and Practice by Stephen J. Finch (Contributor)
Pathways to Maturity: Insights From A Thirty-Year Study of Deprived Children by Betty M. Flint (Author), Jean G. Partridge (Author), Elizabeth C. Stark (Author)
Wrongful Adoption: Law, Policy and Practice by Madelyn Freundlich (Author), Lisa Peterson (Author)
The Scientific Basis of Child Custody Decisions by Robert M. Galatzer-Levy (Editor), Louis Kraus (Editor), R. Galatzer-Levy (Author), L. Kraus (Author)
Controversial Issues in Child Welfare by Eileen D. Gambrill (Author, Editor), Theodore J. Stein (Editor)
Adoption Resources for Mental Health Professionals by Pamela V. Grabe (Editor)
Fostering Kinship: an International Perspective on Kinship Foster Care by Roger Greeff (Editor)
The Spirit of Open Adoption by James L. Gritter (Author)
Families and Adoption by Harriet Gross (Author), Marvin B Sussman (Author)
Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption: Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed As Infants and As Older Children by Victor K. Groza (Author), Karen F. Rosenberg (Author)
Successful Adoptive Families: A Longitudinal Study of Special Needs Adoption by Victor Groze (Author)
The Rights of Families: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Family Members Today by Martin Guggenheim (Author)
Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics by Karen V. Hansen (Editor), Anita Ilta Garey (Editor)
Early Termination of Parental Rights: Developing Appropriate Statutory Grounds by Mark Hardin (Author), Robert Lancour (Author), ABA Center on Children and the Law (Corporate Author), Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (Corporate Author)
Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research by Rebecca L. Hegar (Author), Maria Scannapieco (Author)
Secrets in Families and Family Therapy by Evan Imber-Black (Author)
Adoptive Kinship: A Modern Institution in Need of Reform by H. David Kirk (Author)
Fantastic Antone Succeeds!: Experiences in Educating Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by Judith Kleinfeld (Author)
Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families by Terry M. Levy (Author), Michael Orlans (Author)
Surrogates and Other Mothers: the Debates Over Assisted Reproduction by Ruth Macklin (Author)
An Annotated Guide to Adoption Research by Deborah L. Martin (Author)
Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Foster Care: a Research Synthesis by Reva I. Allen (Author), Alex Westerfelt (Author), Irving Piliavin (Author), Thomas Porky McDonald
Children Who Lose Their Parents to Hiv/Aids: Agency Guidelines for Adoptive and Kinship Placement by Lisa Merkel-Holguin (Author)
Welfare, the Family, and Reproductive Behavior: Research Prospectives by Committee on Population (Author), National Research Council (Author), Robert A. Moffitt (Editor)
Accessing Federal Adoption Subsidies After Legalization by Tim O'Hanlon (Author), O'Hanlon (Author)
The Family of Adoption by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Author)
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America by Adam Pertman (Author)
Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power: The Key to Efficacy on Clinical Practice by Elaine Pinderhughes (Author)
Together Again: Family Reunification in Foster Care by Barbara A. Pine (Author), Robin Warsh (Author), Anthony N. Maluccio (Author)
Nature and Nurture during Infancy and Early Childhood by Robert Plomin (Author), John C. DeFries (Author), David W. Fulker (Author)
Joining New Families: a Study of Adoption and Fostering in Middle Childhood by David Quinton (Author), Alan Rushton (Author), Cherilyn Dance (Author), Deborah Mayes (Author)
The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood by Scott B. Rae (Author)
Straight and Devious Pathways From Childhood to Adulthood by Lee N. Robins (Editor), Michael Rutter (Editor)
The Adoption Life Cycle: The Children and Their Families Through the Years by Elinor B. Rosenberg (Author)
Children of Separation: an Annotated Bibliography for Professionals by Greta W. Stanton (Author)
Adoption and Privatization: An Issue Brief by Ann Sullivan (Author)
Issues in Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Pierce-Warwick Adoption Symposium by Ann Sullivan (Author), PEIRCE-WARWICK ADOPTION SYMPOSIUM 1994 (Author)