Recommended Resources

We’ve put together a list of various resources to help you in your foster, adoptive, and kinship care journey.

Faith-based resources are listed with an *asterisk.

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

*Foster the Family by Jamie Finn

The Connected Child  by Karyn Purvis

The Connected Parent by Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls

*Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel by Jason Johnson

*Thriving as an Adoptive Family by David & Renee Sanford

Parenting your Internationally Adopted Child by Patty Cogen

*Orphanology by Tony Merida & Rick Morton

Parenting the Hurt Child by Keck & Kupecky

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather T. Forbes

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah Gray

Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths by Leslie Leyland Fields

*Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson

Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray

The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

Wounded Children Healing Homes by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley, Timothy Callahan

Ready or Not: 30 Days of Discovery For Foster & Adoptive Parents by Pam Parish


Maybe Days by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright

Kids Need To Be Safe by Julie Nelson

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Love you From Right Here by Jamie Sandefer

Families Change by Julie Nelson

Adoption is Both by Elena Hall

Braver Than Me by Rhonda Wagner

Suddenly Siblings by Gail Heaton

Broken Crayons Still Color by Toni Collier and Whitney Bak