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    When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for Couples

    A Christian guide to the practical, moral, marital and spiritual challenges of infertility. This book brings solid facts, detailed information, and a message of encouragement to couples struggling with infertility.
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    Shared Fate: A Theory and Method of Adoptive Relationships

    A ground breaking classic examination of the mystiques surrounding adoption. Originally written in 1964 and revised in 1986 this book still stand the test of time.
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    The Adoption Dilemma

    A Handbook for Adoptive Parents

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    Predictions in Child Development

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    A Longitudinal Study of Adoptive and Nonadoptive Families

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    Labor of the Heart

    A parent's guide to the decisions and emotions in adoption. Make crucial decisions with confidence; embrace the wait; separate the myths from the realities about adopted children; read about other adoptive parents' experiences.
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    Empty Womb, Aching Heart

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    A thoughtful contribution to the sensitive issues experienced by couples who are challenged by infertility. This book connects us to the lives of people who are discouraged, feel isolated, and very much alone.
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    Older Child Adoption

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    Adopting a child over the age of two can present unique challenges and opportunities. This book presents both the author's personal experiences after having adopted three children (ages nine to twelve) and the results of her research of over thirty famili
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    Adopting a Toddler

    Adopting a Toddler is a comprehensive guide for those who have decided to adopt a toddler and want to know what to do next. The practical advice offered here was written with the unique needs of adopted toddlers in mind; combined with personal experience.
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    Whole Life Adoption Book

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    Adoptive families face unique issues regarding attachment, adjustment and identity. Creating a nurturing family environment and being prepared for typical crisis points are critical to forging a healthy, lasting family relationship.
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    Talking With Young Children About Adoption

    Adoptive parents should talk with their children about adoption as early as possible. It is often hard to know what to say and when to say it. This book will assist adoptive parents in beginning the telling of adoption with their child.
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    Our Own

    Children adopted as preschoolers or older come with histories, fully formed personalities, and feelings about what they have lost. But they also bring happiness, laughter, and great resilience.
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    Adopted Child - For Parents Adopting Older Children

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    Children adopted at an older age may not trust their adoptive parents enough to discuss their fears or questions about puberty. This book will help with some of these issues.

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    Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers and Adopted Dau

    Compelling, emotional, and sometimes controversial, these essays cover the gamut of adoption experiences: open adoption, international adoption, lesbian families, single parents, biracial identity, Search & Reunion, special needs children, and open record
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    Adoption is a Family Affair

    Don't you wish there was an easy way to explain the hows and whys of adoption to your parents and the other members of your family? Well wish no more. Have them read ADOPTION IS A FAMILY AFFAIR.
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    Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness

    Explores the inner world of the adopted person. Traces the adopted child's lifelong struggle to form an authentic sense of self. Shows how both the symbolic and the literal search for roots becomes a crucial part of the journey towards wholeness.
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    Child Welfare 1992

    Features: Accepting Parental Responsibilities, Adoption Reunion and After, The Impact of Family Structure on Adopted Children

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    A Child's Journey Through Placement

    For some children, being in placement is only a brief stop on the way to being reunited with their parents or placed with an adoptive family. Others may wander in and out of foster care, mental health facilities, and juvenile justice programs.
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    When Friends Ask About Adoption

    Friends and family often have questions about the adoption process, but they may be embarrassed or afraid to ask them. This book answers these unasked questions. It shows how friends and family can be supportive of the adoptive family.
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    Talking To Your Child About Adoption

    From infancy to teen years, this book guides adoptive parents as they learn about adoption issues and how to comfortably discuss them. The emphasis of this book is that communication about adoption is an ongoing process.
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    Adopting the Older Child

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    If you have already adopted an older child or are considering doing so, this book is indispensable. ADOPTING THE OLDER CHILD describes a child's transition from the honeymoon period through the testing phase and on to the full integration into the famliy.
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    Family of Adoption, The

    In order to understand adoption, you need to consider the entire family system - birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and other family members. By feeling empathy for all members of the adoption triad, everyone involved can grow, learn and heal.
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    Adoption Eclipse, The Choices Count

    Pediatricians, healthcare workers, childcare providers and the adoption triad will gain an understanding of the complexities of the adoption process.
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    Pandora's Hope

    Poems and Prose about being adopted.

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    Saying Goodby to a Baby: Volume I - The Birthparent's Guide to

    Professionals in the field of adoption have begun to realize that a grief process occurs following relinquishment of an infant. This book addresses that & gives reasons why loss through adoption has not been adknowledged. For Professionals and Parents.
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    Child Welfare 1993

    Special Issue on Adoption Policy, Practice, and Program.

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    Jacob's Journey: One child's adoption teaches us about our place

    The author shares her story of faith and love in the adoption of a Romanian orphan and the insights she gained about God's adoption of his children. Heart-moving and heart-challenging, this book will bring tears and smiles, heartaches and belly laughs.
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    The Adoption Triangle

    The Effects of the Sealed Record on Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents

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    Telling the Truth to Your Foster or Adopted Child: Making Sense

    The goal of this book is to equip parents with the knowledge and tools they will need for a lifetime as they communicate with their adopted or foster child about the complex, troubling, and often painful aspects of his/her fragmented past. Good for Lifebo
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    Adopting After Infertility

    The issues raised in this book are difficult ones. ADOPTING AFTER INFERTILITY examines the lifelong impact of building a family by adoption after experiencing infertility. Couples struggling to decide whether to adopt and those who have said yes to adopti
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    The Post-Adoption Blues - Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of

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    The path to parenting through adoption is rich with rewards and fulfillment. But it's not without bumps. This compassionate, illluminating, and ultimately uplifting book is the first to offer solutions for the normal but unspoken feelings of stress.
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    Love Stories

    These love stories from real birth parents are evidence, once again, that adoption truly is the loving option.

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    Orphan Justice

    This book addresses how to care for orphans beyond adopting.?Orphan Justice explores the big picture of what orphan care can and should look like.

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    The Open Adoption Book

    This book addresses what to expect if you decide on open adoption; why open adoption is preferable for both parents and children and what birthmothers, adoptive parents, and children say about their open adoption experience.
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    Understanding Adoption As a Family-Building Option

    This book as questions about adoption and shares the language of adoption.

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    Adopted Child: Issues Adopted Children Face in School

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    This book covers issues such as, Teachers need to be more sensitive to adoptive issues; Children learn about differences by teasing; Adoptees may be at risk for hyperactivity, but no one knows why; and the list goes on.
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    Parents at Last

    This book discusses celebrating adoption and the new pathways to parenthood.

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    Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption

    This book gives us vital and poignant perspectives on both adoption and autobiography. Negotiating her ambivalence toward the family that adopted her ..., Hipchen reclaims aspects of her identity long suspended by loss, grief and shame.
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    Growing Up Adopted

    This book is a collection of brief case studies based on lengthy interviews with children of alcoholics of all ages and backgrounds.

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    Somebody's Child

    This book is a collection of interesting stories from the private files of an adoption attorney.
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    Can I tell you about Adoption?

    This book is a guide for friends, family, and professionals.

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    Overcoming Geographic Barriers:

    This book is a guidebook for families pursuing interstate adoption.

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    Raising Adopted Children

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    This book is a parents' guide to rearing children in an adoptive family. It covers circumstances important to all adoptive parents. Drawing from child development, psychology, sociology, medicine, and also the experiences of adopive parents. Lois is an ad
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    Adoption Nation

    This book is a Revised and Updated Adoption Nation that addresses how the Adoption Revolution is transforming our families and America.

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    Home is Where the Heart Wants To Be

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    This book is about adopted kids and their struggles.

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    Primal Wound

    This book is both forceful and courageous in the way it approaches the subject of adoption. Using information about pre and perinatal psychology, attachment, bonding, and loss, it illuminates the effect that separation from biological parents can have.
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    How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option

    This book is for people who would like to consider adoption but are reluctant because they believe the process is too expensive. It is also for families who, caught up in the emotions of adopting, may not have given serious thought to some of the less obv
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    How It Feels to Be Adopted

    This book is widely recommended and with good reason - it's one of the best. In it, nineteen youngsters describe How It Feels to Be Adopted. These young people explain, from an adolescent point of view, both the good and the bad sides about being adopted.
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    The Girls Who Went Away

    This book offers a non-fiction account of stories from women who surrendered children for adoption decades before the Roe vs. Wade legislation. Ann Fessler is an adopted person. She begins and ends her book with the story of her own successful quest to
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