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Adoption & fostering books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Adoption & fostering category. Presented with a red border are the Adoption & fostering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile A Story About Anxious and Clingy Behaviour by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile A Story About Anxious and Clingy Behaviour
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Katie Careful smiles about everything. Whether she feels happy or sad, she is always smiling. Scared that her new Mum and Dad might not like her, she doesn't like when they are out of her sight. Luckily, her Mum understands...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain A Story About Hunger, Overeating and Using Food for Comfort by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain A Story About Hunger, Overeating and Using Food for Comfort
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Whenever Rosie Rudey gets an empty feeling in her tummy, she'll try to fix it by eating sugary food, especially chocolate. One day Rosie eats far more than she means to, and throws up all over the garden! This is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies A Story About Lying and Stealing by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies A Story About Lying and Stealing
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When Charley Chatty sees pennies, she cannot help herself putting them in to her piggy bank. The problem is, they're not hers! And now her Dad is looking for the missing pennies. What will she do? Thankfully, Dad is good...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Creating Compassionate Foster Care Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis by Janet Mann, Glen Cooper Creating Compassionate Foster Care Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis
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Principles of effective foster care are rooted in personal narratives drawn from over 20 years of experience of social care work. With innovative care models and compelling case studies, the authors reflect on current principles and practice, while identifying and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2017

Foundations for Attachment Training Resource The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children by Kim Golding Foundations for Attachment Training Resource The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children

Foundations for Attachment Training Resource is a 6-session training programme for professionals running parenting groups with adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers. Featuring online resources with downloadable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on how to begin to nurture...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2017

Becoming an Adoption-Friendly School A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma or Loss - with Complementary Downloadable Material by Emma Gore Langton Becoming an Adoption-Friendly School A Whole-School Resource for Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma or Loss - with Complementary Downloadable Material

Based on research conducted by the adoption support agency PAC-UK, this guide will show school leaders how to develop their adoption-friendly policies and practice, with photocopiable and printable resources. Identifying eight key areas for improvement such as staff training and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2017

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers Re-Imagining Stories of Origin and Trauma by Elizabeth Hughes Adopted Women and Biological Fathers Re-Imagining Stories of Origin and Trauma

Adopted Women and Biological Fathers offers a critical and deconstructive challenge to the dominant notions of adoptive identity. The author explores adoptive women's experiences of meeting their biological fathers and reflects on personal narratives to give an authoritative overview of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children A Family Friendly Approach by Joy Rees, Alan Burnell Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children A Family Friendly Approach
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This concise book shows a family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book which promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments. Joy Rees' innovative model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards to reinforce the child's sense...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2017

Coming Soon

Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour Trauma-Informed Guidance and Action Charts by Christine Gordon Parenting Strategies to Help Adopted and Fostered Children with Their Behaviour Trauma-Informed Guidance and Action Charts

Offers straightforward advice for managing common behaviours in children who are traumatized. Designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents, this guide includes visual reference charts of therapeutic parenting strategies and conversation scripts that can be used when caring for a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength A Story About How to Get Through Hard Times by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength A Story About How to Get Through Hard Times
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In this story of rebuilding confidence after being treated badly, a little coyote who has grown up in a horrible gang learns to see the good in himself. With a unique therapeutic focus on how our emotions feel from a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears A Story About Being Apart From Loved Ones by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears A Story About Being Apart From Loved Ones
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Starring a loveable piglet named Sprinkle, this is a comforting picture book to read with children aged 4-10 coming to terms with losing or being separated from someone they love. Sprinkle gets so sad that he cries a river of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure A Story About How to Recover From a Scary Experience by Anne Westcott, C. C. Alicia Hu, Pat Ogden Bomji and Spotty's Frightening Adventure A Story About How to Recover From a Scary Experience
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Starring a brave little rabbit named Bomji, this picture book will help children aged 4-10 open up and feel better when a scary thing has happened. After Bomji is frightened by a coyote, his friend Spotty the Cat and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Fostering Mixed Race Children Everyday Experiences of Foster Care by Fiona Peters Fostering Mixed Race Children Everyday Experiences of Foster Care

The 'mixed race' classification is known to be a factor of disadvantage in children's social care and this fastest growing population is more likely than any other ethnic group to experience care admission. How does knowledge of 'mixedness' underpin policy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2017

Adoption at the Movies A Year of Adoption Friendly Movie Nights to Get Your Family Talking by Addison Cooper, Rita L. Soronen Adoption at the Movies A Year of Adoption Friendly Movie Nights to Get Your Family Talking
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For the adoptive family that loves to watch movies, this is the ultimate collection exploring adoption. Perfect if your family struggles to talk about the difficult issues surrounding adoption, recommendations are accompanied by a discussion of the key themes. Adoption...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2017

Assessing Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity by Kim Golding, Julie Selwyn Assessing Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity
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Combining theory and practice guidance for professionals, this is the authoritative guide to assessing foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/12/2016

From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers by Karen Smith Rotabi, Nicole F. Bromfield From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers
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Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/12/2016

Unequal Motherhoods and the Adoption of Asian Children Birth, Foster, and Adoptive Mothers by Jungyun Gill Unequal Motherhoods and the Adoption of Asian Children Birth, Foster, and Adoptive Mothers

This book explores adoption of Asian children by white Americans, looking at multiple ways in which adoptive, birth, and foster mothers experience gender oppression from their different positions of class, race, and nationality and bringing to light the interdependencies and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2016

From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers by Karen Smith Rotabi, Nicole F. Bromfield From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers
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Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2016

Effective Adoption Panels by Jenifer Lord Effective Adoption Panels


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2016

The Adoption Process In England by Jenifer Lord The Adoption Process In England


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2016

Foster Children & Youth in Congregate Care Settings Overview, Issues, & Reduction Efforts by Aubrey E. Watson Foster Children & Youth in Congregate Care Settings Overview, Issues, & Reduction Efforts


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016

Outsourced Children Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China by Leslie K. Wang Outsourced Children Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China

It's no secret that tens of thousands of Chinese children have been adopted by American parents and that Western aid organizations have invested in helping orphans in China-but why have Chinese authorities allowed this exchange, and what does it reveal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2016

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