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Adoption and Attachment Resources


Attaching in Adoption, Practical Tools for Today’s Parents – Deborah D. Gray

Attachment-Focused Parenting, Effective Strategies to Care for Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control, A love based approach to helping children with severe behaviours – Volumes 1 and 2 – Heather Forbes and Bryan Post.

Facilitating Developmental Attachment, The Road to Emotional Recovery and Change in

Foster and Adopted Children – Daniel A. Hughes

Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Love and Trust – Micheal Orlans and Terry M Levy

Just Because It is Wrong Doesn’t Make it Right – from Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically – Barbara Coloroso

Parenting the Hurt Child, Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow – Gregory C. Keck

Parenting with Love and Logic – Foster Cline and Jim Fay

The Explosive Child, A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated and Chronically Inflexible Children, Ross W. Greene

The Post Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption – Karen J.Foli and John R.Thompson

Therapeutic Paretning for Traumatized Children – Denise L. Best

Unconditional Parenting, Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason – Alfie Kohn

When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD – Nancy L Thomas

Articles and Websites

ATTACH – Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children

Parenting Resources at Nancy Thomas Parenting – lots of articles

RAD – A New Understanding and Issues Facing Adoptive Mothers of Children with Special Needs both by Heather Forbes.

Survivng and Thriving in a Difficult Adoption by Dave Ziegler

Books to read to your kids


A Difficult Day – Eugnie Fernandes

A Mama for Owen – Marion Dane Bauer

A Mother for Choco – Keiko Kasza

A Safe Place for Caleb – Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara Jr.

Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney

Harriet You’ll Drive me Wild – Mem Fox

I Love You Stinky Face – Lisa McCourt

Love you Forever – Robert Munsch

Mama Do You Love Me – Barbara M. Joosse


All About Adoption, How Families are Made and How Kids Feel About It – Mark Nemiroff

Families Change – A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights – Julie Nelson

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption – Fanny Cohen Herlem

It’s Okay to be Different – Todd Parr

Tell Me Again about the Night I was Born – Jamie Lee Curtis

Twice Upon A Time, Born and Adopted – Eleanora Patterson

We Belong Together – Todd Parr

Zachary’s New Home – Geraldine and Paul Bloomquist