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Resources

The following books are a good source of information and inspiration about adoption and child development.

A Child’s Journey Through Placement (1994)
Vera Fahlberg, BAAF, ISBN: 187 386 8138

Adopted Children Speaking
Caroline Thomas & Verna Beckford with Nigel Lowe & Mervyn Murch, BAAF

Adoption Conversation
Renee Wolfs, BAAF, ISBN: 978 1 905664 35 1

Approaching Fatherhood: A guide for Adoptive Dads (2005)
Paul May, BAAF, ISBN: 978 1 903699 65 2

Attachment & Loss
Vera Fahlberg,  ISBN:

Attachment Focused Parenting
Dan Hughes,  ISBN: 978 0 393705 55 3

Attachment, Trauma & Resilience: Therapeutic Caring for Children (2002)

Big Steps for Little People
Celia Foster & Jessica Kingsley,  ISBN: 978 1 843106 20 3

Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Lovegiving for Healthy Attachment

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening love in deeply troubled children
Dan Hughes,  Rowman & Littlefield,  ISBN: 076570237 1

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up
Nancy Newton,  Verrier,  ISBN: 978 0 963648 01 3

Elephants Never Forget Reunions: Between birth parents and adoptees (1998)
Kay Coleman & Eileen Jenkins, Signature, ISBN: 1902138 06 6

First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts: Tiddlers and Toddlers (2nd edition) (1999)
Caroline Archer, Jessica Kingsley,  ISBN: 1 85302801 0

New Families, Old scripts (2006)
Caroline Archer & Christine Gordon, Jessica Kingsley, ISBN: 978 1 843102 58 8

Next Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts: Tykes and Teens (1999)
Caroline Archer, Jessica Kingsley, ISBN: 1 85302802 9

Parenting The Hurt Child
Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky, ISBN: 978 1 576830 94 9

Parenting with Love & Logic
Jim Fay & Foster Cline, ISBN: 978 1 576839 54 6

Preparing for Reunion: Experiences from the adoptive circle (1998)
Julia Feast, Michael Marwood

Raising Boys
Steve Biddulph, ISBN: 978 0 007153 69 5

Raising Girls
Steve Biddulph, ISBN: 978 0 007455 66 9

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the adopted child (1995)
Holly Van Gulden & Lisa M Bartels-Rabb,  Crossroads Publishing Co., ISBN: 0 8245 15145

Searching to be Found:  Understand and Helping Adopted and Looked After Children with Attention Difficulties
Dr Randy Comfort,  Karnac Publishing

Talking about Adoption to Your Adopted Child 3rd Edition (2004)
Prue Chennells & Marjorie Morrison, BAAF, ISBN: 1 903699 061

The Science of Parent-Child Relationships: Parental Openness Can Help Children Learn to Trust
Winter 2013 Adoptalk

Teaching the Unconventional Child
Dr Randy Comfort, available through randycomfort4@gmail.com

Teenagers & Attachment (2009)
Andrea Perry, Worth Publishing, ISBN: 978 1 903269 13 8

The Adoption Experience: Families who give children a second chance (1999)
Ann Morris, Jessica Kingsley, ISBN: 1 85302783 9

The Great Behaviour Breakdown,
Bryan Post, Post Publications, ISBN 978 0 984080 10 6

The Pink Guide to adoption (2012)
Nicola Hill, BAAF, ISBN: 978 1 907585 593

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child (1993)
Nancy Verrier, Gateway Press Inc, ISBN: 0 9636480 0 4

The Science of Parenting
Dr Margot Sunderland, ISBN: 978 0 756639 93 8

The Unconventional Child
Dr Randy Comfort,  available through randycomfort4@gmail.com

What Every Parent Needs to Know
Dr Margot Sunderland, ISBN: 978 1 405320 368

Whatever Happened to Adam: Stories of Disabled People who Were Fostered or Adopted (1998)
Heidi Argent, BAAF, ISBN: 1 873868 56 1

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
Sue Gerhardt, Routledge, ISBN: 978 1 583918 17 3

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