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My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families by Zoe Francesca and Susie Ghahremani – This is a fabulous new baby book (life book) for adoptive families. Although it isn’t perfect for foster to adopt families it is fabulous for families of open adoption. Designed by adoptive parents this book includes all the normal baby book milestones but also includes sections such as, “what we know about your birth family”, “people who helped us on our journey” and “how we found out we were matched and how we celebrated”. This book is beautifully illustrated with lots of room for photos and is sure to be treasured. Amazon.com price $11.53 (32% discount off retail.)
In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends by Elisabeth O’Toole – This book is smart, thoughtful, and full of humor. Elisabeth O’Toole guides readers through adoption–and all the unique stuff that accompanies parenting in a family with adopted children. In On It opens a path for friends and relatives to become insiders to the process and is a great resource for people who want to support their loved ones, but aren’t always sure what to do or say. amazon.com price $10.17 (retail price $14.95)
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish – The presentation of the material revolves around stories straight out of a parenting classroom. With the vast number of issues and viewpoints coming from a multitude of parents, this style offers a wide range of advice to encompass many areas. The book also contains a number of illustrations showing children responding to good and bad methods. I’d venture to say if you only merely read the illustrations, these messages conveyed alone will give you ample insight to strengthen your parenting skills. amazon.com price $8.55 (retail price $13.99)