Including More Than 450 Adoptee-Recommended Titles!

Spirituality

  • 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

    20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

    by Sherrie Eldridge

    This book is pure encouragement for adoptive parents! 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. In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their…

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  • Adopted: An Adoptee’s Memoir of Healing Love

    Adopted: An Adoptee’s Memoir of Healing Love

    by David C. Alves

    Adopted touches on the issues nearly every child or adult adoptee must face on the way to maturity, wholeness, and redemption. Along the way my personal narrative provides valuable insights to adoptive and foster parents who long to see their children whole. And to adult adoptees…

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  • Adoptees Come of Age: Living within Two Families

    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 who have been adopted, this book provides an intelligent and accessible description of the distinct…

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  • Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory

    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 worksheets and advice from adoptive families, you’ll find that remembering and celebrating your child’s history…

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  • Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams

    Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams

    by Jen Bricker with Sheryl Berk

    Jen Bricker was born without legs. Shocked and uncertain they could care for her, her biological parents gave her up for adoption. In her loving adoptive home, there was just one simple rule: “Never say ‘can’t.’” And pretty soon, there was nothing this small but…

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  • Faith, Hope & Perseverance: An Adoptee’s Journey To Finding Biological Family

    Faith, Hope & Perseverance: An Adoptee’s Journey To Finding Biological Family

    by Diane Gray

    It is our human right to know who we are. After her adoptive parents passed away, Diane decided to take the DNA plunge to find her biological family. Learn how she found her biological family after years of wondering who she was and why she…

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  • Healing Tree: An Adoptee’s Story about Hurting, Healing, and Letting the Light Shine Through

    Healing Tree: An Adoptee’s Story about Hurting, Healing, and Letting the Light Shine Through

    by Danielle Gaudette

    “Our adopted angel”–that’s what Danielle’s adoptive parents called her. She grew up adored, doted on, unconditionally loved. It wasn’t until she was in college that she first felt a gnawing curiosity about her roots. From time to time, she would wonder: Where did this face…

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  • Memoirs of an Adoptee: One Person’s DNA Discoveries, Reflections and Insights

    Memoirs of an Adoptee: One Person’s DNA Discoveries, Reflections and Insights

    by Craig Harris

    A middle-aged man’s search for his biological family. Having lived his whole life thinking about where he came from, while yearning to understand the missing answers to his self-actualization, DNA matches opened the door for him to get answers from genealogical research. With each discovery,…

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  • Mystic Masquerade: An Adoptee’s Search for Truth

    Mystic Masquerade: An Adoptee’s Search for Truth

    by Valerie Naiman

    Mystic Masquerade: An Adoptee’s Search for Truth is an epic story of adoption that weaves together DNA, ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge and suppressed information about humanity’s origins. Adopted at birth in Miami, Valerie Naiman healed the trauma of infant separation by embarking on a spiritual…

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  • Overwhelmed by God’s Grace: Uncovering the Truth About Adoption

    Overwhelmed by God’s Grace: Uncovering the Truth About Adoption

    by Margaret Etcher Theriault

    Margaret always knew she was adopted. She was told she was “chosen” and “special” but she always wondered why her roots needed to be such a big secret. When the truth finally came out, the struggle for acceptance and belonging intensified. But then there came healing…

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  • Planted by Love: Beauty for Ashes Through Finding My Birth Mother

    Planted by Love: Beauty for Ashes Through Finding My Birth Mother

    by Linda S. Congdon

    When I was a small child in the early 1950’s, my adoptive parents read me a story book about a mother and father going to a special place and choosing a child to become part of their family. The emphasis of this story conveyed that…

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  • Questions Adoptees Are Asking

    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 worth? Was I a mistake?” More than 70 adoptees discuss these and other adoption issues…

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  • Restored: Pursuing Wholeness When a Relationship Is Broken

    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 you, but he or she didn’t respond as you desired? Have you prayed for healing…

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  • Reunions in Spring: Meditations for a Holiday Table–Adoption Search & Families

    Reunions in Spring: Meditations for a Holiday Table–Adoption Search & Families

    by Suzanne Gilbert

    Reunions in Spring: Meditations for a Holiday Table–Adoption Search & Families is based on civilization’s oldest adoption memoir: the book of Exodus. It enjoys a lively retelling every spring through the literary genre of the “haggadah” used exclusively to retell the stories of Moses, his…

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  • Scoop Baby: . . . It Is Time

    Scoop Baby: . . . It Is Time

    by H.T. Sawyer

    They said her baby died… Baby Scoop Era: Once upon a time, unwed mothers were trained to care for their babies, largely by Christian women. In the 1940’s, however, maternity wards began to gain favor, as did the idea of relinquishing babies to well-meaning strangers.…

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  • Searching For Me: An Adoptee’s Journey of Faith, Family, and Belonging

    Searching For Me: An Adoptee’s Journey of Faith, Family, and Belonging

    by Scott Sullivan

    Being given away for adoption just days after being born left a mystery around Scott Sullivan’s life that tugged at his analytical mind, fueling a sense of self-doubt throughout his introverted life that affected his friendships, his faith, and amplified his insecurities. Hoping to uncover…

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  • Searching for Mom: A Memoir

    Searching for Mom: A Memoir

    by Sara Easterly (with Linda Easterly)

    Searching for Mom is a “disarmingly honest” mother-daughter story. Sara Easterly spent a lifetime looking for the perfect mother. As an adoptee she had difficulties attaching to her mother, struggled with her faith, lived the effects of intergenerational wounding, and felt an inherent sense of being…

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  • The Adoptee’s Journey: From Loss and Trauma to Healing and Empowerment

    The Adoptee’s Journey: From Loss and Trauma to Healing and Empowerment

    by Cameron Lee Small

    Adoption is often framed by happy narratives, but the reality is that many adoptees struggle with unaddressed trauma and issues of identity and belonging. Adoptees often spend the majority of their youth without the language to explore the grief related to adoption or the permission…

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  • The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved

    The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved

    by Linda Hoye

    We wear busyness as a badge of accomplishment and personal success. But when we use it to fill a void, being busy can become an addiction. Busyness helps us feel better—or feel nothing—but the benefit doesn’t come without cost. Adoptee Linda Hoye used it to…

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  • Through Adopted Eyes: A Collection of Memoirs From Adoptees

    Through Adopted Eyes: A Collection of Memoirs From Adoptees

    Edited by Elena S. Hall

    Through Adopted Eyes explores the world of adoption from the viewpoint of adoptees. Russian adoptee Elena S. Hall shares her own story and thoughts on the subject of adoption in addition to interviews from other adoptees of different ages, heritages, and perspectives. Whether you are…

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  • Too Much Soul: The Journey of an Asian Southern Belle

    Too Much Soul: The Journey of an Asian Southern Belle

    by Cindy Wilson

    Join Cindy on her journey from being adopted in Seoul, Korea, by an African American couple to growing up in the Dirty South–Jackson, Mississippi! See how she fights and loves her way through life as she searches for her identity and discovers her place in…

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  • Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts (Volume 1)

    Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts (Volume 1)

    by Sherrie Eldridge and Beth Willis Miller

    Under His Wings is a life-changing resource for: – adoptees – orphans – foster children – children waiting to be adopted. Effective for children, ages nine and upward. Also, orphan ministry training materials for leaders. Healing tool for parents and children to complete together. Critical…

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