Resources for Adoptive Parents

Looking for a good book on adoption? Or did you misplace one of the physical forms we gave you? You’ve come to the right place.

Don’t see an answer to your question? Call us at 317-255-5916 or email us at info@adoptionsupportcenter.com

Read, Listen, Follow

Adoption takes more than good intentions — it takes commitment to a unique form of parenting, and to constant education. Our goal is to provoke you to become a lifelong learner of all things adoption.

Here’s a list of books, articles, podcasts, audiobooks, websites and social pages to dive into as you progress along your adoption journey.

Read

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

Nancy Verrier
Book

Far from the Tree

Andrew Soloman
Book

The Girls Who Went Away

Ann Fessler
Book

You Don’t Look Adopted

Ann Heffron
Book

Is There Something You’re Not Sharing With Your Adopted Child? Why?

Angela Tucker
Article

Making Room for Coexistence: A Longing to Grow Up With Both Families Present

Kindred + Co.
Article

LISTEN

Adoption: The Long View, Episode 9: The Research, Data and Stories Behind Open Adoption

Podcast

Honestly Adoption

Podcast

Twisted Sisterhood

Podcast

The Adoptee Next Door

Podcast

FOLLOW

@juneinapril

what adoption can teach the world

@kindredand.co

uplifting stories from all members of the adoption triad

@adoptwell

an educational community for anyone touched by adoption

@throughadoptedeyes

a collection of memoirs from adopted people

@bigtoughgirl

Ashley Mitchell, a birth mom advocate

@joinbravelove

exploring the bravery of birth moms

@drloreejohnson

Dr. Loree Johnson, a specialist in infertility, pregnancy loss and grief

@lifetimehealingllc

support for women through trauma programs

Resources for transracial adoption

In addition to the resources listed above, we recommend the following resources for adoptive parents who are considering transracial adoption.

Read

Transracial Adoption and Birthdays: A Complex Equation

April Dinwoodie
Article

Me and White Supremacy

Layla F. Saad
Book

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi
Book

For Your Child’s Library

Be Kind

Pat Zietlow Miller
Book

I Promise

LeBron James
Book

The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson
Book

LISTEN

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 18 Episode 142: Thoughts on Adoption from a Transracial Adoptee

Podcast

Melanated Conversations, Episode 12: Social Justice Parenting

Podcast

Born in June Raised in April

Podcast

FOLLOW

Be the Bridge

transracial adoption program

Hannah Matthews

race, identity and adoption, empowers transracial adoptees

@tutus_tennis_shoes

natural Black hair care coaching for transracial families

@socialjusticeparenting

Dr. Traci Baxley, author and professor

@wreckageandwonder

Tori DiMartile, a Black biracial transracial adoptee

@therapyredeemed

Cam Lee Small, MS, LPCC, a Korean transracial adoptee

@adopteelilly

Lilly Fei, a Chinese transracial adoptee

@whitebrownsugar

Rachel Garlinghouse, a white adoptive mom of four Black children

ASC Resources

You’ve received physical versions of all of these forms, but you can download digital versions here if you prefer.

Intake form

PDF

New Parent Packet

PDF

Letter of referral template

PDF

Home Study to Finalization

PDF

Substance exposure packet

PDF