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AFHK has a selection of books to recommend in English and also a selection of recommendations in French. We have also collated our recommendations using the tool LIbraryThing. By accessing our selected books via LibraryThing, you are directly able to link out to popular websites for purchase (e.g. Amazon). Please visit our 'Books on Adoption via LibraryThing' link to view more.

Recommended Books (English)

General books about adoption



Cross-Cultural Adoption: How to Answer Questions from Family, Friends, and Community - Amy Coughlin, Caryn Abramowitz, Foreword by Rocky Bleier

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
ISBN: 0895260921



Hot Flashes Warm Bottles: First-Time Mothers Over Forty - Nancy London

Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0890879710



Life Books: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child - Beth O'Malley

Publisher: Adoption-Works
ISBN: 0970183275


Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent - Lois Ruskai Melina

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0060957174



The Adoption Reunion Handbook - Elizabeth Trinder, David Howe, Julia Feast

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
ISBN: 0470094222



The Family of Adoption - Joyce Maguire Pavao

Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807028274



Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make - Sherrie Eldridge

Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN: 1576833070


Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason - Alfie Kohn

Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 0743487478



Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections Jean MacLeod

EMK Press

ISBN: 0972624457


 Sensory processing books


The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder - Carole Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller

Perigee Trade

ISBN: 0399531653

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder - Carole Kranowitz

Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399532719



Stephen Harris in Trouble - Timothy Nichol (for older kids)

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101345


Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues Lindsey Biel, Nancy Peske

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 014303488X

Children's books



Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story Lori Rosove, Heather Burrill (Illustrator)

Publisher: Asia Press
ISBN: 0968835406



Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
ISBN: 0764114611



Waiting for May Janet Morgan Stoeke

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0525470980




You're Not My Real Mother! Molly Friedrich, Christy Hale (Illustrator)

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 0316605530





I am adopted (Lok Tin) Janette Pepall


ISBN: 978-0-9925229-1-9



 I am adopted (Sui Ling) Janette Pepall


ISBN: 978-0-9925229-0-2

Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond - Christine Mitchell

Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425963948

Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles - Darlene Friedman

Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0061141364 

Every Year on Your Birthday - Rose A. Lewis

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316525529

 Lily - Keri Campbell

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
ISBN: 1439213240

Three Names of Me - Mary Cummings

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807579033

 Maya's Journey Home (Mom's Choice Award Recipient) - Susan E. Lindsley, Tina L. Christiansen, Wendy M. Cannon

Publisher: Suitemates Publishing Company
ISBN: 0982210906

Attachment and Trauma



Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child -Lark Eshleman, Richard Taylor Hill

Publisher: Taylor Publishing Company
ISBN: 0878333096




Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky, Lynda Gianforte Mansfield (Editor)

Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN: 1576833143



Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Mary Hopkins-Best

Publisher: Perspectives Press, Inc.
ISBN: 094493417X

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family -Karyn Purvis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill 
ISBN: 0071475001

 The Adoptive and Forster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's trauma and Loss (Volume 1) -Carol Lozier LCSW

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-10: 1477474773
ISBN-13: 978-1477474778



Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be -  Robert L. Ballard

Publisher: EMK Press
ISBN: 0972624449



Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens  Debbie Riley

Publisher: C.A.S.E. Publications
ISBN: 0971173222


Recommended Books (French)



Naître là-bas, grandir iciJean-Vital de Monléon

Publisher: Belin
ISBN: 9782701135649



L’enfant adopté dans le monde (en quinze chapitres et demi)Jean-François Chicoine, Patricia Germain, Johanne Lemieux

Publisher: Hôpital Saint-Justine
ISBN: 2922770567



Le Guide de l’adoptionDr J.-J. Choulot, H. Diribarne-Somers

Publisher: Odile Jacob
ISBN: 9782738119162



Adoption, le guide pratiqueAnne Masselot-Astruc

Publisher: Prat Editions
ISBN: 9782809500219



Au risque de l’adoptionCécile Delannoy, Jacques Lévine

Publisher: La Découverte/Poche
ISBN: 9782707154309



Le Guide de l’adoption - Janice Peyré

Publisher: Marabout
ISBN: 9782501058131



L’Adoption internationaleLaetitia Toanen

Publisher: Guy Saint-Jean Editeur
ISBN: 9782894552629



Les enfants du Coeur, dix-huit histoires d’adoption Sylvie Servan-Schreiber

Publisher: Hachette Carrere
ISBN: 9782010179327

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