This week’s Adoption Magazine blog hop is another literary question.
What books would you recommend to someone considering adoption?
This is an easy question, as I always recommend the following books:
- Is Adoption for You?, by Christine Adamec: Even if you know you want to adopt, this book is a great resource. It has fairly detailed overviews of all of the types of adoption. It also includes tons of questions, many of which will show up in your home study paperwork. It’s a great starting point.
- The Complete Adoption Book, by Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin: It’s very, very complete. In addition to general information, there is detailed information about drug exposure and other special needs.
- You Can Adopt!, by the Editors of Adoptive Families magazine: A good beginning book. It’s big on breadth, light on depth. That is, you’ll find a lot of basic information, but will need other books and resources once you start making decisions.
- Reaching Out: The Guide to Writing a Terrific Dear Birthmother Letter, by Nelson Handel: Really, the only book about creating a “Dear Birthmother Letter.” The advice here really is terrific.