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Recommended Reading

The list of books below will get you started on what you need to do before you welcome a child into your home and will allow you to better understand some of the issues that foster and adoptive parents and children may face.  These books are available for check-out to AASK families from the lending library. You may also find them and other choices by visiting our online affiliate store at Amazon.

Just click AASK Recommends. A percentage of each item sold through our affiliate store is given back to AASK.

"A Child's Journey Through Placement"  -Vera Fahlberg


"Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled
Children" -Daniel Hughes


"Raising Your Spirited Child" -Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

"Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids" -
Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky

"Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child: A Guide for
Parents and Professionals" -L. Anne Babb & Rita Laws

"Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural families"
-Myra Alperson

"Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood" -David Strah

"Adopting on Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adopting as a Single
Parent" -Lee Varon

"Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss" -Claudia Jewett

"Being Adopted, The Lifelong Search for Self" -David M. Brodzinsky,
Marshall D. Schechter, and Robin M. Harris.

2005 Adopt A Special Kid