Treatment Resources: Adoption
Selected Readings
Adopting the Hurt Child : Hope for Families With Special-Needs Kids : A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky
Adoption and the Family System : Strategies for Treatment by Miriam Reitz, Kenneth W. Watson
Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America by Adam Pertman
Being Adopted : The Lifelong Search for Self by David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter, Robin Marantz Henig
Children's Adjustment to Adoption : Developmental and Clinical Issues (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 38)
Facilitating Developmental Attachment: The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioral Change in Foster and Adopted Children by Daniel A. Hughes
Making Sense of Adoption : A Parent's Guide by Lois Ruskai Melina
Open Adoption : Research, Theory and Practice by Murray Ryburn
The Primal Wound : Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier
Real Parents, Real Children ; Parenting the Adopted Child : Parenting the Adopted Child by Holly Van Gulden, Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
Shared Fate : A Theory and Method of Adoptive Relationships by H. David Kirk
Talking With Young Children About Adoption by Mary Watkins, Susan Fisher (Contributor)


Psychoeduation article for Pre-adoptive Families (AAMFT)
Helping Adoptive Families (AAMFT)
Related NPR Broadcasts

July 5, 2001 Adoption and How it's Changed

Program Description: "Americans are increasingly looking overseas to adopt children. And countries like China, Russia, Bulgaria and Korea have been the most popular for parents from the United States. But how does it affect the child to be raises as an American? What are the challenges facing families when they adopt from outside their own culture?"

National Adoption Center

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