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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

Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach by Joy Rees Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach

This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life story work with fostered and adopted children, and how best to carry it out. Simple to read and to implement, this book will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond by Deborah Gold Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/01/2018

Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond by Deborah Gold Counting Down A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2018

White Parents, Black Children Experiencing Transracial Adoption by Darron T. Smith, Cardell K. Jacobson, Brenda G. Juarez, Joe R. Feagin White Parents, Black Children Experiencing Transracial Adoption
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With increasing numbers of transracial adoptions in the U.S., White Parents, Black Children brings to light the difficult racial issues that are often challenging for families to talk about. This book is written to help parents, educators, and others working...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/12/2017

Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line by Elizabeth Raleigh Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line

While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line by Elizabeth Raleigh Selling Transracial Adoption Families, Markets, and the Color Line

While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

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 getting through tough times, 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 sensory perspective,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

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: 21/11/2017

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Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Creative Ideas and Activities by Katie Wrench, Lesley Naylor Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted Creative Ideas and Activities
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This is an accessible book full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2018

Life Story Work Why, What, How and When by Life Story Work Why, What, How and When


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Related by Adoption A Handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives by Hedi Argent Related by Adoption A Handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Saving International Adoption An Argument from Economics and Personal Experience by Mark Montgomery, Irene Powell Saving International Adoption An Argument from Economics and Personal Experience
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Argues that opposition to adoption ostensibly based on the well-being of the child is often a smokescreen for protecting national pride. Concerns about the harm done by transracial adoption are largely inconsistent with empirical evidence. The book also argues that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Blood Ties and Fictive Ties Adoption and Family Life in Early Modern France by Kristin Elizabeth Gager Blood Ties and Fictive Ties Adoption and Family Life in Early Modern France

In Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the practice of adopting children was strongly discouraged by cultural, religious, and legal authorities on the grounds that it disrupted family blood lines. In fact, historians have assumed that adoption had generally...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

Broken A Traumatized Girl. Her Troubled Brother. Their Shocking Secret. by Rosie Lewis Broken A Traumatized Girl. Her Troubled Brother. Their Shocking Secret.

Nine-year-old Archie and his five-year-old sister, Bobbi, are taken into emergency police protective custody after an incident of domestic violence at their family home.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2018

Adoption in the Digital Age Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century by Julie Samuels Adoption in the Digital Age Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century

Adoption in the Digital Age explores the transformation of adoption due to social and digital media technologies. The most prolific of these changes can be seen within contact arrangements, particularly those that are not managed by an intermediary, between adopted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/02/2018

Handbook of Foster Youth by Elizabeth (Texas Tech University USA) Trejos-Castillo Handbook of Foster Youth

Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2018

Handbook of Foster Youth by Elizabeth (Texas Tech University USA) Trejos-Castillo Handbook of Foster Youth

Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2018

Other books in this genre

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 after a scary thing has happened. After Bomji is frightened by a coyote, his friend Spotty the Cat and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

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: 19/10/2017

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials by Kim Golding Nurturing Attachments Training Resource Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers - With Downloadable Materials

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring online downloadable content with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

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: 21/09/2017

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: 21/09/2017

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

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

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

Babies for Sale? Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction by Miranda Davies Babies for Sale? Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction

Grounded in feminist perspectives, the first study of transnational surrogacy to give due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the practice, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2017

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, Second Edition A Family Friendly Approach by Joy Rees, Alan Burnell Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, Second Edition 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

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