Recommended Reading List

Here are some books that we recommend for parents who are thinking of adopting children who have experienced trauma or loss:

Parenting from the Inside Out - Daniel J Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzel,
How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive.

Teenagers and Attachment - Edited by Andrea Perry
Helping adolescents engage with life and learning.

Related by Adoption: a handbook for grandparents and other other relatives - Hedi Argent

New Families, Old Scripts - Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon
A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families.

Nurturing Attachments - Kim S Golding
Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted.

Why Love Matters - Sue Gerhardt
How affection shapes a baby's brain.

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy - Daniel A Hughes

Facilitating Developmental Attachment - Daniel A Hughes
The Road to Emotional Recovery and Behavioural Changes in Foster and Adopted Children.

Growing Up Again - Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson
Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children.

Brain Based Parenting - Hughes and Baylin 2012
A compassionate overview for parents of the latest social neuroscience of parenting.

Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks - Julia Davis and Adoptionplus
The ideal first book for prospective adopters.

The "Billy Says" Series - Joanne Alper
A set of 6 books designed for children that covers issues relating to fostering and adoption.

Parenting Adopted Teens - Rachel Staff
This guide will help parents to understand the impact of early trauma and the specific nature of the changes that occur during adolescence.