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Brilliant books

There’s a brilliant amount of literature available for prospective adopters. We’ve put together this useful reading list for you to take your pick.

Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks (Adoption Plus) by Julia Davis

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care by Ruth Edmond, Laura Steckley and Autumn Roesch-Marsh

Learning the Dance of Attachment by Van Gulden, Holly

Parenting with Theraplay® by Vivien Norris and Helen Rodwell

Our Adoption Adventure: A Family’s Journey Through Infertility, Adoption, and Raising Adopted Kids: A true story: from the agony of infertility to successfully adopting two young children by Jane Carter and David Carter

Welcoming your new brother or sister through adoption by Arleta James

Parenting with Theraplay: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child (2017) by Vivien Norris and Helen Rodwell

Adopting a Child by Jenifer Lord

What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of Love, Nurture and Play on your Child’s Development by Margot Sunderland

Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties by Dan Hughes

First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tiddlers and Toddlers by Caroline Archer

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr Daniel Siegel & Dr Tina Payne Bryson

The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men by Nicola Hill

Looking After Our Own; The Stories of Black and Asian Adopters edited by Hope Massiah

Related by Adoption; A Handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives by Heidi Argent

Therapeutic Parenting in a Nutshell by Sarah Naish

What to Expect when you’re Adopting; a practical guide to the decisions and emotions involved in adoption by Dr Ian Palmer

The unofficial guide to adoption by Sally Donovan

There’s no such Thing as ‘Naughty’ by Kate Silverton

An Adoption Story by Maria James

Toddler Adoption by Mary Hopkins Best


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