The following print and media resources are a compilation of recommendations from various team members and members of the foster/adoptive community. This list is not exhaustive and we will continue to add to the list as new resources are discovered. A listing on this list does not equal an endorsement by Crestview Orphan Care, but rather a recommendation for growth in understanding how to care for foster and adoptive children. Each resource is linked to you can discover more about it.


The Connected Child: Karyn Purvis, David Cross, Wendy Sunshine
Small Town Big Miracle: W.C. Martin
Carried Safely Home: Kristin Swick Wong
Adopted for Life: Russell Moore
Castaway Kid: R. B. Mitchell
Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family: David and Renee Sanford
Too Small to Ignore: Wess Stafford and Dean Merrill
Wounded Children, Healing Homes: Jayne Schooler
Parenting the Hurt Child: Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
Finding Home: Jim Daly
Successful Adoption: Natalie Gillespie
Post-Adoption Blues: Karin Foli, John Thompson
Orphan Justice: Johnny Carr

Children’s Books:

Because every child’s adoption story is unique, we suggest discovering the content of each book to determine its appropriateness for your situation before using it. Many children’s books about adoption are great for all types of stories; however, some are specific to different types of adoptions.

“A” is for Adopted: Eileen Tucker Cosby
Shaoey and Dot: Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman
I Wished for You: An Adoption Story: Marianne Richmond
A Thunder and Lightning Bug Story: Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman
How I Was Adopted: Janna Cole
Happy Adoption Day: John McCutcheon
Never, Never, Never Will She Stop Loving You: Jolene Durrant
Families are Different: Nina Pellegrini
Mommy’s Heart Went Pop: Christina Kyllowen
Adoption Books for Kids and Teens List


Adoptive Families Magazine
Lifeline Magazine by Bethany Christian Services
Adoption Today

DVD’s and Studies

TCU Institute of Child Development
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