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Resources for Adoptive Parents

Adoption takes more than good intentions — it takes committing to a unique, complex form of parenting. Our goal is to provoke you to become a lifelong learner of all things adoption. We believe in you and want to help you create a safe space for your adoptee to explore the part of their identity that is being an adoptee.

Whether you, your relatives, or your friends are going through the adoption process, these books, articles, podcasts, audiobooks, websites and social pages are great resources to help along the adoption journey.

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Twisted Sisterhood

Ashley Mitchell & Kelsey Vander Vliet Ranyard • Podcast Listen

The Girls Who Went Away

Ann Fessler • Book Read

On Your Feet Foundation

N/A Vist

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child

Nancy Verrier • Book Read

You Don’t Look Adopted

Ann Heffron • Book Read

The Connected Parent

Karyn Purvis & Lisa Qualls • Book Read

It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, and Open Adoption

An Anthology edited by Brooke Randolph • Book Read

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

Angela Tucker • Article Read

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

Kindred + Co. • Article Read

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

The Adoptee Next Door

Angela Tucker • Podcast Listen

Adoption is Both

Elena S. Hall • Book Read

The Story of My Open Adoption

Leah Campbell • Book Read

A Kid’s Book About Adoption

Leul Gurske and Nabil Zerizef • Book Read

Transracial Adoption and Birthdays: A Complex Equation

April Dinwoodie • Article Read

You Should Be Grateful

Angela Tucker • Book Read

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

Mike and Kristin Berry • Podcast Listen


Hannah Matthews • Website Visit

What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption

Melissa Guida Richards • Book Read

In their voices, Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

Rhonda Roorda • Book Read

Be The Bridge – Transracial Adoption Guide

Book Read

A Practical Guide: Transracial Adoption

Issac Etter • Book Read

Standing in the Gap:Meeting the Needs of Your Transracial Adoptee

Hannah Jackson Matthews • Book Read

Born in June Raised in April

April Dinwoodie • Podcast Listen

Discovering My Identity by Issac Etter- 3 part series on Youtube

Issac Etter • Video Vist

Netflix: Colin in Black and White Series

Video Vist

This is Us family drama series

Video Vist

All You Can Ever Know

Nicole Chung • Book Read

A Living Remedy

Nicole Chung • Book Read

Searching for Mom

Sara Easterly • Book Read

You Don’t Look Adopted

Anne Heffron • Book Read

I Would Meet You Anywhere

Susan Kiyo Ita • Book Read

Adoptees ON: Podcast

Podcast Listen

God and Jet Fire

Amy Seek • Book Read

Those Three Words

Christine Bauer • Book Read

The Sixteenth Year

Leah Outten • Book Read

Adoption Unfiltered Podcast

Sara Easterly, Kelsey Vander-Vliet Ranyard, Lori Holden • Podcast Listen

American Baby

Gabrielle Glaser • Book Read

Wake Up Little Susie

Rickie Solinger • Book Read


Martin Sixsmith • Book Read


Gretchen Sisson • Book Read

The Hopeful Mom’s Guide to Adoption

Rachel Garlinghouse • Book Read

The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption

Lori Holden • Book Read

Before you Adopt

Christa Jordan • N/A Vist

The Resilient Caregiver Podcast

Podcast Listen

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD • Book Read

What Happened to You

Oprah Winfrey • Book Read

The Deepest Well

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris • Book Read

Good Inside

Becky Kennedy • Book Read

The Whole Brained Child

Daniel Siegel • Book Read

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk

Adele Faber • Book Read

The Connected Child

Karyn Purvis • N/A Vist

Adoption Is Both

Elena Hall • Book Read

Tell Me My Story: What Does Adopted Mean?

Raquel McCloud • Book Read

Surrounded by Love

Allison Olsen • Book Read

Frankie and Friends Talk Adoption

Pam Kroskie • Book Read

The Story of My Open Adoption

Leah Campbell • Book Read

The Mulberry Bird by Anne Brodsinsky

Anne Braff Brodzinsky • Book Read

When We Become Ours

Book Read

Beneath The Mask: For Teen Adoptees

Center for Adoption Support • Book Read

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo • Book Read

Me and White Supremacy

Layla Saad • Book Read

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi • Book Read

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria

Beverly Tatum • Book Read

My Grandmothers Hands

Resmaa Menakem • Book Read

Raising Anti Racist Children

Britt Hawthorne • Book Read

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates

Website Visit

Adopt Change

Website Visit

Adoptee Mentoring Society

Website Visit

Adoption Mosaic

Website Visit

CASE (Center for Adoption Support and Education)

Website Visit

On Your Feet Foundation

Website Visit

NAAP-National Association of Adoptee and Parents

Website Visit

NCFA-National Council for Adoption

Website Visit

Adoptees Connect

Website Visit