This week, we heard a shared trench story of giving up a child for adoption, told from two perspectives. We hope these additional resources offer strength and encouragement to those who are also in this trench. Please feel free to leave additional suggestions in the comments!
Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It, by Dr. Ray Guarendi
We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families, by Todd Parr
Yes, I'm Adopted!, by Sharlie Zinniger
99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Choosing Adoption, by Robert A. Kasky
Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born, by Jamie Lee Curtis
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption, by Amy Newmark
This group offers "a safe and positive space where members can come share looking for support and encouragement, ask questions looking for answers and advice, and come to connect with others . . ."
If your family has been touched by adoption, this social network has a number of useful resources, including blogs, videos, forums, and a Facebook group.
The AdoptUSKids program "provides tools and technical assistance to help child welfare systems connect children in foster care with families."
This organization has "a history of innovative approaches to adoption," advocating for "fair and equal consideration for all prospective parents." Their mantra is: "There are no unwanted children . . . just unfound families."
The Cradles is an adoption agency, licensed in Illinois and Indiana, that offers the country's only on-site nursery for parents making the decision to offer a child up for adoption. The website also many great resources for those who are pregnant and those looking to adopt.