Resources

We know that after an adoption is complete, clients might have questions, concerns, or need additional resources. We have reviewed a number of resources and consider these some of the best we are aware of. Topics and sources range from books to websites to stories from our own clients.  We hope you find these useful on your adoption journey. Should you need more personalized assistance, consider scheduling a session with one of our experienced Adoption Therapists.

 

Book By Topic

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Marshal Schechter, MD., and Robin Henig
Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Ruskai Melina
Why Didn't She Keep Me? by Barbara Burlingham-Brown
Talking with Young Children about Adoption by Mary Watkins, Susan Fisher
Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber
Talking to Your Child About Adoption by Patricia Martinez Dorner

How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for Parents and Birth Parents of Minors by Patricia Martinez Dorner
Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections by Harold Grotevant, Ruth McRoy
Children of Open Adoption and Their Families by Kathleen Silber, Patricia Martinez Dorner
The Open Adoption Book by Bruce M. Rappaport
The Spirit of Open Adoption by James L. Gritter
A letter to Adoptive Parents on Open Adoption by Randolph W. Severson
The Open Adoption Experience by Lois Ruskai Melina, Sharon Kaplan Roszia