Mental Health Resources on Adoption

Recommended Reading on Adoption

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew is a book by Sherrie Eldridge for parents of adopted children


20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew
by Sherrie Eldridge

This book gives voice to children’s unspoken concerns, showing adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. It’s filled with powerful insights, strategies, and case histories from children, parents and experts on the complex emotions in the hearts of adopted children and the adoptive home.

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids, a hope filled guide for parents and professionals.


Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids by G. C. Keck and R.M. Kupecky 

There is hope. Hurting children can be healed through adoptive and foster parents, social workers and others who care. Information on foreign adoptions is included.

Who Am I? and Other Questions of Adopted Kids by Charlene C. Giannetti prepares you for questions that adopted kids often ask.


Who Am I?: And Other Questions of Adopted Kids by Charlene C. Gianetti

Objective and reassuring responses for children who seek answers to questions about being adopted. Includes advice from experts and quotes from teens who were adopted.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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