Here are some of our favorite foster care and adoption related resources for you to peruse!


Books – General Foster/Adoption

  • In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You to Know About Adoption by Elisabeth O’Toole
  • Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos
  • Successful Foster Care Adoption by Deborah A. Beasley
  • Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison
  • Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha
  • Forever Mom: What to Expect When You’re Adopting by Mary Ostyn

Books – Foster/Adoption Parenting

  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control (Vol. 2) by Heather T. Forbes
  • The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  • The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis & David R. Cross
  • Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide by Rebecca Eanes & Dr. Laura Martin
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel & Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Books for Kids

  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
  • Families Change: A Guide for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson
  • Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy
  • Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma by Dr. Susan Farber Straus
  • Kids Need to be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Julie Nelson