Sunday, April 25, 2010

Reading List

So we have been reading a few books about open adoption and wanted to share these titles with all of you. Not only are they wonderful books for pre-adoptive parents, but they are great primers for family and friends. Here is our list so far...

Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the adoptive child by Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels-Rabb

Our agency recommends the following two books as well:

Making Room in our Hearts by Micky Duxbury

Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall

Finally, our favorite book so far, given to us by our friends that recently completed their adoption. We love this book and have read it several times and can't wait to read it to our little one!

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz

If anyone else has other good books about adoption and parenting please let us know!


  1. I really liked Making Room in Our Hearts.

    I haven't read the others, but Children of Open Adoption by Sibler and Martinez Dorner & The Third Choice by Foge and Mosconi are on our shelves for reading soon. For sheer entertainment value The Kid by Dan Savage is worth a read, plus there are definitely some insights.

  2. Everyone we talk to loves Making Room in our Hearts. Looking forward to reading it soon.

    Thanks for the other book suggestions!

  3. I read the reviews for Making Room in our Hearts, think we will get that one too.