Psychology/Self-help


20 Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make
by Sherrie Eldridge
As an adoptee, do you have mixed feelings about your adoption? If you do, you are not alone - adoptees often experience complex feelings of grief, anger, and questions about

20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
by Sherrie Eldridge
Most adoptive parents don't know that their child has a different "heart language" than theirs. They need a translator, which Sherrie Eldridge becomes in her new book. Read real-life accounts

Adoptees Come of Age: Living within Two Families
by Ronald J. Nydam
Ronald Nydam acquaints the pastoral counselor with some of the struggles that adopted people confront in their development and in their adult lives. Drawn from the compelling stories of people

Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery--Articles, etc.
by Joe Soll, LCSW
This addition to the Adoption Healing series is a compilation of all the articles that I have been asked to write in the last year, plus more than a half

Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery
by Joe Soll
In this unique book, the reader is provided with a description of the unfolding of the adoptee's personality from birth, detailing each developmental milestone along the way, followed by different

Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery for Mothers Who Lost Children to Adoption
by Joe Soll, CSW, and Karen Wilson Buterbaugh
The reader is provided with a description of the immaculate deception imposed on pregnant women and the ensuing tragedy of the loss of their babies to adoption and the profound

Adoption Healing: A Path to Recovery--Supplement
by Joe Soll, LCSW
Adoption Healing... a path to recovery--Supplement, a unique book, contains updated information not included in the originals. The reader is provided with a description of the aftermath of the separation

The Adoption Reunion Handbook
by Liz Trinder, Julia Feast, and David Howe
The book describes the experiences that people have had when tracing their birth parents, as well as offering practical advice on how to go about searching and what to expect

The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyond
by Julie Jarrell Bailey and Lynn N. Giddens, M.A.
This book is written by two adoption specialists, one of whom is a reunited birthmother, and draws on the real-life experiences of others to help readers prepare for the emotional

Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues
Edited by Laura Dennis
With writing by adoptees, adoptive parents, and clinicians, Adoption Therapy is a first-of-its-kind and wholly unique reference book, providing insight, advice, and personal stories which highlight the specific nature of

The Adoption Triangle (reissue)
by Arthur D. Sorosky, M.D., Annette Baran, M.S.W., and Reuben Pannor, M.S.W.
A classic and the first to deal with how sealed and open records affect adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Originally published in 1978," ... it is as true and

An-Ya and Her Diary: Reader and Parent Guide
Edited by Diane René Christian
Professional adoptees discuss all aspects of the novel An-Ya and Her Diary. Included are lessons on how to lead an adoption discussion, how a parent can use the novel to

Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory
by Susan TeBos and Carissa Woodwyk
Written by an adoptive mother and an adoptee daughter, Before You Were Mine offers a unique Christian perspective on creating a Lifebook that commemorates your child’s birth story. Complete with

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
by David M. Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshall D. Schechter, M.D., and Robin Marantz Henig
The voices of adoptees trace how adoption is experienced over a lifetime in this look at adoption that uses the Erik Erikson seven-stage life-cycle as its model and offers astute

Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents, and Adoptive Parents
by Jean A. S. Strauss
What happens when an adoptee decides to locate a birthparent or a birthparent wants to find a child given up long ago? How does one search for people whose names

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up
by Nancy Newton Verrier
Although written with adult adoptees in mind, Coming Home to Self is a book that can help anyone who has had early childhood trauma or who feels as if he

The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated
by Joyce Maguire Pavao
Full of wonderful stories that give insight into a wide variety of adoption issues, now revised in light of recent developments, The Family of Adoption is a powerful argument for

From Home to Homeland: What Adoptive Families Need to Know before Making a Return Trip to China
Edited by Debra Jacobs, Iris Chin Ponte, and Leslie Kim Wang
Every year, hundreds of adoptive families embark on homeland trips to China and other countries. Homeland trips offer great opportunities for helping adopted children develop a coherent narrative that makes

The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee
by Susan Harris O'Connor
This book consists of five autobiographical narratives by Susan Harris O'Connor, a social worker and transracial adoptee. These monologues were developed and performed around the United States in academic, clinical

It's Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption
Edited by Brooke Randolph, MA, NCC, LMHC
The title of this book can be both inflammatory and comforting; different people need to read it different ways. The reality is that the desire for information has nothing to

Journey Of The Adopted Self: A Quest For Wholeness
Betty Jean Lifton
Betty Jean Lifton explores further the inner world of the adopted person. She breaks new ground as she traces the adopted child’s lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self.

Journeys After Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues
by Jayne E. Schooler and Betsie L. Norris
What can we learn about the experience of adoption from those who have taken that journey? How can those touched by adoption navigate successfully through the issues of search, reunion,

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience (3rd edition)
by Betty Jean Lifton
The first edition of Betty Jean Lifton's Lost and Found advanced the adoption rights movement in this country in 1979, challenging many states' policies of maintaining closed birth records. For

Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
by Marcy Axness, PhD
If we really want to change the world, let's raise a generation "built for peace"... from the very beginning. Parenting for Peace is a user-friendly scientific roadmap for how to do

Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years
by Katie Naftzger
Describing the essential skills you need to help your adopted teen to confidently face the challenges of growing up, adult adoptee and family therapist Katie Naftzger shares her personal and

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
by Nancy Newton Verrier
The Primal Wound is a book which is revolutionizing the way we think about adoption. In its application of information about pre- and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it

Questions Adoptees Are Asking
by Sherrie Eldridge
People who have been adopted grow up with many similar questions, thoughts, challenges, and choices, such as, "Does my birth mother ever think about me?" and "What is my real

Restored: Pursuing Wholeness When a Relationship Is Broken
by Deanna Doss Shrodes
Have your hopes been dashed into pieces when you tried to make a relationship work and the other person didn’t respond as you wished? Have you asked someone to forgive

Toxic Mom Toolkit: Discovering a Happy Life Despite Toxic Parenting
by Rayne Wolfe
Toxic Mom Toolkit takes on super toxic mothers with humor, kindness, and practical tools to help readers build a peaceful and happy life. The book includes Wolfe’s memoir of growing

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge
The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself,

Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children's Hearts (Volume 1)
by Sherrie Eldridge and Beth Willis Miller
As adoptees read about Moses from the Bible, defensive hearts melt and adoptees realize they are just like the guy who was just like them but went on to be

What Do You Mean I Was Adopted? 7 Steps to Acceptance, Gratitude & Peace
by Carina S. Burns
Were you adopted? Did you have a similar experience? Do you face issues with identity? Ms. Burns learned of her own adoption when she was a teenager growing up in