Our favorite book list¬
If you are considering a secondary adoption, the below books are very helpful. We highly recommend ¬†you order a couple from Amazon.
Adopting the Hurt Child¬†is an excellent book by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky. ¬†This book is good because all children going into secondary adoptions are hurt, in one way or another. ¬†Reading a book like this before the adoption helps you be able to get the best start.
A second book by these same authors is Parenting the Hurt Child.
The Connected Child is another great book by one of our favorite attachment professionals, Karen Purvis. ¬†She has a seminar that is shown in various parts of the U.S. To view a map of where they seminar can be seen click here. Many families who are doing secondary adoptions read this book and also try to attend ¬†taped seminar.
For parents who have come to the realization that they must relinquish a child for a secondary adoption, this book has been very helpful. Relinquished – When Love Means Letting Go.¬†This book, by mother Carrie O’Toole, is the extremely gripping story of a family who adopted a young child and then had to make the difficult decision to place him into a secondary home where he flourished.
A second book for relinquishing parents is Disrupting Grace.
Some children who are needing a secondary adoption have been born with the effects of having a birth mother who used alcohol during the pregnancy. When Rain Hurts is written by a mother of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. ¬†Whether you are relinquishing, adopting or continuing to parent a FASD child, this book is a good resource.