Foster Care + Adoption Books For All the People

Foster Care + Adoption Books For All the People

We like to gift people the things that we love. My husband gets everyone on his list a movie. My brother buys shoes and athletic gear for every member of the family. Me? I get everyone books. Everyone, even the ones who aren’t readers.

For your benefit, I’ve compiled a list of my very favorite foster care + adoption related books for all the people on your list (and, you know, yourself). There’s one for everyone…


For the fiction lover who wants to try out non-fiction: Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison


For the foster parent looking for a Biblical view of foster care: Reframing Foster Care by Jason Johnson


For the foster/adoptive parent who needs an intro to trauma-informed parenting: The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis


For the foster/adoptive parent who needs a pep talk: Confessions of An Adoptive Parent by Mike Berry


For the adoptive parent who wants to learn from an adoptee: 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge


For the memoir loving reader who wants to hear from a former foster youth (Christian perspective): Millennial Orphan by Levi Gideon Shepherd


For the memoir loving reader who wants to hear from a former foster youth (secular perspective): Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter


For the memoir loving foster/adoptive parent who’s struggling with children’s behaviors: Born Broken by Kristin Berry


For the parent of a child with sensory needs: The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz


For the research-loving parent who wants to better understand their foster/adopted child: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk



For the adoptive mom who’s looking for an easy, hopeful read: The Lucky Few by Heather Avis


For the parent of a child who was exposed to drugs and alcohol: The Mystery of Risk by Ira J. Chasnoff


For the reader who appreciates good journalism: To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam


For the devotional-loving foster and adoptive parent: The Gift by Pam Parish


For the person considering become a foster/adoptive parent: Ready or Not: 30 Days of Discovery for Foster and Adoptive Parents by Pam Parish


Losing Heart • When What I See Isn't Enough

Losing Heart • When What I See Isn't Enough

When I Don’t Love My Foster/Adopted Child

When I Don’t Love My Foster/Adopted Child

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