What are the best non-fiction adoption books for foster parents?

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    #1Another Place at the Table

    Another Place at the Table

    Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison was published in 2004. It portrays the lives of three children after entering the author's home, and the author's experience as a foster parent.

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    Willie Barrett
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "It has a lot of reviews and it appears to be very popular as well."
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    #2Damaged

    Damaged

    Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass recounts the author's experience as a foster parent to an 8-year-old child who has an aggressive personality.

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    Victoria Pan
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This story was absolutely heartbreaking, and a great read for any foster child looking to connect with someone, even if it's just through a book. I recommend it to anyone who's looking to look at life through a new scope. "
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    #3My Father's Daughter

    My Father's Daughter

    My Fathers' Daughter by Hannah Pool is the author's experience and life as an adopted child by her white father. Curious about what it feels like to be with a blood relative, she tries to find her family.

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    Brenda Flores
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This book is great. It really lets you see the adoption process and thought and feelings through a child's eyes."
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    #4Adopted for Life

    Adopted for Life

    Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell D. Moore, C.J. Mahaney was published in 2009. It describes how adoption is part of being evangelical.

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    Phillip Baker
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "The link is to the product page on Amazon for the book Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell D. Moore. Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches describes how adoption is part of being evangelical. The book is available in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook versions. "
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    #5One Small Boat

    One Small Boat
    One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found by Kathy Harrison was published in 2006. It recounts the life of a little girl whose biological mother cannot simply take care of her.
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    Jerry Black
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This story seems very touching and perfectly fitting for this search. The story focuses on what I want to read about and it seems that other readers have enjoyed the book as well. This is likely exactly what I want."
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    #6There Is No Me Without You

    There Is No Me Without You

    There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene is about how children regained happiness as they found adoptive parents to love them.

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    Olivia Graham
    Written on March 15, 2018
    ""A beautiful book about a noblewoman who takes care of aids patient. I read this book a month ago and I was stunned by how good it was. It really opened my eyes about aids. Aids is a topic not very familiar with and I feel like this is a good book if you want to see the impact of aids and HIV."
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    #7Somebody Else's Kids

    Somebody Else's Kids

    Somebody Else's Kids by Torey L. Hayden is about how the four children who came from different paths became family as they entered Torey Hayden's class. Torey helped these children to love and understand one another.

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    Stephen Andrews
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I think they are trying to find a list of books to help with kids. But this is non fiction and they might relate to it."
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    #8Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents by Deborah D. Gray was published in 2005. This book is ideal for adoptive parents in order to learn children's needs and stages. It contains parenting strategies.

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    Victoria Delgado
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "One of my friends recommended this book to me when my husband and I were first considering becoming foster parents and possibly adopting in the future. It stands out among other books I was reading on the topic because so many of the situations covered in the book actually happened after we became parents. It also did a good job of explaining adoption-specific topics such as how to handle the relationship with the birth parents if there is one."
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    #9Three Little Words: A Memoir

    Three Little Words: A Memoir

    Three Little Words is a memoir written by Ashley Rhodes-Courter wherein she shares her childhood life spending nine years in fourteen different foster homes as her mother does not care about her. 

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    Kyle Ward
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A friend who is also a foster parent recommended this memoir to me. I found it too sad to finish. I have my adopted children in the room with me as I write this review, and I still cannot believe that there are foster parents in this world who do not cherish their little children. As much as I did not like reading it, it is wonderfully written and descriptive. Rhodes-Courter is uniquely qualified to talk about her foster experience, and this memoir is a true testament to the power of resiliency."
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    #10Kisses from Katie

    Kisses from Katie

    Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis narrates her experiences and her life as she visited Uganda. She adopted 14 children when she was in Uganda to take care of them.

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    Larry Anderson
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Foster parents and adoptive parents suffer through some confusing and isolating times. It can be hard for people to sort out their feelings and experiences, and biological parents often don't understand what they're going through. This book doesn't have every answer, but it does have wisdom to spare. I bought this for a close friend who had adopted a child, and both of us read it. We both came away with rave reviews, and I feel as though I understand what a friend is going through more than I did. Thank you for that, Katie Davis."
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    #11In Their Own Voices

    In Their Own Voices

    In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita James Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda is a book in which they argue about the effects of the foster parents' ethnic background to the child/children they have adopted.

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    Maria Robinson
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This book was interesting to read, but I disagree with a lot of the point of this book. I don't think that race should matter in adoption, and I think there are more points of view on this issue than just the views of adoptees and parents."
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    #12The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer)

    The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer)

    The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family is an autobiography written by Dave Pelzer. First published in 1997, it is the sequel to his 1995 autobiography, A  Child Called It.

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    Madison Bishop
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a heartwarming story that people who have dealt with the foster or adoption system can enjoy. Since it's non-fiction, it's written from the perspective of someone who truly understands the situation and all that it entails. It got a little emotional at points, so that can be hard to read, but overall it was a good insightful and enjoyable read. I would recommend this for future adoptive or foster parents to read."
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    #13Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily is a book by Patricia Papernow. It tells how a stepfamily will stay together. It includes the challenges of being in a stepfamily and how it can be as happy as a biological one. 

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    Steven Berry
    Written on April 17, 2018
    ""Becoming a Stepfamily" is one of the staple resources that our therapist recommended to us. The book provides scientific perspective combined with real world perspective knowledge. Its well-balanced, and was incredibly informative. "
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    #14The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive is a book by Ron Dea and Laura Petherbridge. This book is a guide for step-mothers who are having a hard time dealing with their step-children. 

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    Jason Walters
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book isn't targeted towards foster parents. The target demographic of this publication is the step-mother. Since the question is asking about books for foster parents, it stands to reason that neither parents are the child's biological. This book requires that the father be a biological parent. Reviews regardless, I cannot recommend this book."
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    #15Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage is a book by Peter Gerlach. This is a guidebook for divorced couples and how they will manage to nourish their child even after the separation.

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    Samuel Soto
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Build a Co-Parenting Team is a book in the series by Peter Gerlach. Although the series is mostly focused on divorce and remarriage, the lessons and theories could definitely apply to foster parents as well. "
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    #16How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily is a book by Emily Visher and John Visher. It was first published in 1992. This is a guidebook for foster parents to know how to be well in being a parent. 

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    Raymond Parker
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "We recently started fostering children from broken homes because we wanted to be able to help children realize their full potential. This book was a great read because it was able to give insight to how to make a child feel comfortable in an unknown situation and create that family dynamic."

Summary

Best What are the best non-fiction adoption books for foster parents
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Another Place at the TableBooks 40 Paid
2DamagedBooks 36 Paid
3My Father's DaughterBooks 35 Paid
4Adopted for LifeBooks 33 Paid
5One Small BoatBooks 31 Paid
6There Is No Me Without YouBooks 30 Paid
7Somebody Else's KidsBooks 28 Paid
8Attaching in AdoptionBooks 25 Paid
9Three Little Words: A MemoirBooks 24 Paid
10Kisses from KatieBooks 20 Paid
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