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Suggested Reading



  • The Connected Child:  Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family - Karyn Purvis

  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew - Sherrie Eldridge

  • Wise Up Powerbook

  • Nurturing Adoptions - Deborah Gray

  • Journeys After Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues - Jayne Schooler and Betsie Norris

Dealing with Trauma:

  • The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk

  • Childhood Disrupted:  How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How You Can Heal - Bessel van der Kolk

  • Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care and Mentoring – Living Out God’s Heart for Orphans - Barna Group

  • Reaching Out to Children with FAS/FAE - Diane Davis

  • Wounded Children, Healing Homes - Jayne Schooler, Betsy Smalley and Tim Callahan

  • The Boy that was Raised as a Dog - Dr. Bruce Perry

  • The Connected Child - Dr. Karyn Purvis

  • The Out of Sync Child and The Out of Sync Child has Fun - Carol Kranowitz

  • Childhood Disrupted - Donna Jackson Nakazawa


  • Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living through the Rediscovery of Abba Father - Dan Cruver

  • Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care - Tony Merida

  • Crazy Love - Francis Chan

  • The Hole in our Gospel - Rich Stearns

  • Carry On - Lisa Fenn

For the Kids:

  • Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care - Julie Nelson

  • A Mother for Choco - Kelko Kasza

  • Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care - Jennifer Wilgooki



  • Adoptive and Foster Families - Jayne Schooler

  • Confessions of an Adoptive Parent:  Hope and Help From the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption - Mike Berry

  • Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel - Jason Johnson

  • Hold Onto Your Kids - Dr. Gordon Neufeld

  • The Whole Brain Child - Dr. Daniel Siegel

  • Telling the Truth to Your Foster/Adopted Child - Betsy Keefer Smalley and Jayne Schooler

  • Parenting from the Inside Out - Dr. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

  • Attaching through Love, Hugs and Play - Deborah Gray

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Adolescent Brain - Dr. Daniel Siegel