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The Adoption of Boris by Penny Claire Holland – Chris receives a stuffed dinosaur as a present which he decides to adopt. Chris’s adoption of his dinosaur, Boris leads him on a journey of exploration over what adoption means. He creates and adoption book for his dinosaur just like his parents made one for him. This is an adorable story and a great way to explain adoption to a child. Amazon.com price $9.15
99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Choosing Adoption by Robert & Jeffrey Kasky – A quick read with good information. Although some of the legal information seems to be geared more toward Florida it is still a good starting point. Filled with information about Risk, Termination of Parental Rights, what expenses you can and can’t pay for with regard to potential birth parents, birth parent rights, special needs adoption, future contact agreements, surrogacy. amazon.com $11.23 or kindle price $2.99
Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More by Katja Rowell – Many adopted children have feeding issues and since feeding and attachment usually go hand in hand this can be a severe problem for many adoptive families. Katja Rowell, also known as the “Feeding Doctor”, helps families stop worrying about weight, picky eaters, and power struggles. It’s not just about what you eat, but how you eat. Learn tips on stopping the food battle with children. Filled with great advice, this is a great book for those dealing with feeding issues. amazon.com price $17.95