Adoption Resources: Websites, Guides and Storybooks

Agencies:infant baby sleep

The Baby Fold

Bethany Christian Services

Holt International

The Adoption Exchange

Affording Adoption

Gift of Adoption Fund

Lifesong for Orphans

Show Hope



How-To and Information Books

  • The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adopted Family by Karyn Purvis, David Cross and Wendy Sunshine
  • I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World by Marguerite A. Wright
  • Successful Adoption by Natalie Nichols Gillespie
  • Cross-Cultural Adoption by Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz
  • Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray


Adoption Storybooks

  • There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Faye Greene
  • Red In The Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children’s Story about Interracial Adoption by Andrea Nepa
  • Families are Different by Nina Pellegrini
  • A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
  • Adoption is For Always by Linda Walvoord Girard
  • read to babyThe Mulberry Bird by Anne Braff Brodzinsky
  • It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
  • Over the Moon by Karen Katz
  • Beginnings: How Families Come to Be by Virginia Kroll
  • How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

Updated with help from SpringfieldMoms reader Gretchen MacGruder.



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