Resources

At Adoptions of Indiana, we believe that it is important to stay informed about adoption issues and be prepared as an adoptive parent to deal with them as they arise.

Education and resources will define your experience throughout the adoption process. We believe the better informed you are, and the more you know about your situation, the more prepared you will be along this journey. Below are resources we think you’ll find invaluable in your search for useful information.

Adoptions of Indiana has teamed up with Amazon.com to bring you the most respected books related to adoption. Each book’s link will open up a new web-browser window on amazon.com. We make it easy for you to locate and purchase the books that best meet your needs. You can return to our site by simply closing the browser window.

The information listed here is meant to nurture, educate, and empower, however Adoptions of Indiana does not endorse any particular site or their information.

General Adoption Information

Adoption.com provides a clearinghouse for information, products, forums, and many other offerings related to adoption.

Adoptive Families Magazine, the award-winning national adoption magazine, is the leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption.

Adoption Learning Partners provides an array of e-learning classes for adoptive parents.

Adoption Research Project @University of Minnesota/University of Texas (Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections (Grotevant & McRoy).

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys website provides contact information for academy members nationwide as well as other important information.

Child Welfare Information Gateway offers resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care.

Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) is a bicameral, bipartisan caucus of members of Congress dedicated to improving adoption policy and practice, and to focusing public attention on the advantages of adoption.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children in North America’s foster care system.

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, is a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.

Indiana Adoption Code review specifics of Indiana adoption law.

Indiana General Assembly contact information

Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Inc., a non-profit adoption educational organization, Sherrie offers online resources for encouragement, coloring projects for children, nine years of archived newsletters, and free adoption workbooks.

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

Adoption Book Recommendations

Book Cover: A Birthparent’s Book of Memories
A Birthparent’s Book of Memories
Book Cover: A Child's Journey through Placement
A Child's Journey through Placement
Book Cover: A Mother for Choko
A Mother for Choko
Book Cover: A Passage to the Heart
A Passage to the Heart
Book Cover: Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
Adopted Teens Only: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
Book Cover: Adopting after Infertility
Adopting after Infertility
Book Cover: Adopting on Your Own: Complete Guide to Single Parent Adoption
Adopting on Your Own: Complete Guide to Single Parent Adoption
Book Cover: Adopting the Hurt Child
Adopting the Hurt Child
Book Cover: Adopting the Older Child
Adopting the Older Child
Book Cover: Adoption for Dummies
Adoption for Dummies
Book Cover: Adoption Is a Family Affair!
Adoption Is a Family Affair!
Book Cover: Adoption Nation
Adoption Nation
Book Cover: Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyond
Adoption Reunion Survival Guide: Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion, and Beyond
Book Cover: After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees
After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees
Book Cover: All About Me
All About Me
Book Cover: All Kinds of Families
All Kinds of Families
Book Cover: All the Colors of the Earth
All the Colors of the Earth
Book Cover: An Educator's Guide to Adoption
An Educator's Guide to Adoption
Book Cover: Another Place at the Table
Another Place at the Table
Book Cover: Attaching in Adoption
Attaching in Adoption
Book Cover: Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child
Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child
Book Cover: Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
Book Cover: Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
Book Cover: Beyond Good Intentions
Beyond Good Intentions
Book Cover: Birth Mothers: Women Who Have Relinguished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Stories
Birth Mothers: Women Who Have Relinguished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Stories
Book Cover: Birthbond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees-What happens After
Birthbond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees-What happens After
Book Cover: Birthparent Grief
Birthparent Grief
Book Cover: Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion
Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion
Book Cover: Borya and the Burps
Borya and the Burps
Book Cover: Brown Like Me,
Brown Like Me,
Book Cover: Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
Book Cover: Designing Rituals of Adoption for the Religious and Secular Community
Designing Rituals of Adoption for the Religious and Secular Community
Book Cover: Did My First Mother Love Me?
Did My First Mother Love Me?
Book Cover: Dim Sum Bagels and Grits
Dim Sum Bagels and Grits
Book Cover: Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?
Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?
Book Cover: Double Dip Feelings
Double Dip Feelings
Book Cover: Families Are Different
Families Are Different
Book Cover: Fatherhood for Gay Men: An Emotional and Practical Guide to Becoming a Gay Dad
Fatherhood for Gay Men: An Emotional and Practical Guide to Becoming a Gay Dad
Book Cover: Filling in the Blanks
Filling in the Blanks
Book Cover: Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Families
Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Families
Book Cover: Flight of the Stork: What Children Think and When about Sex and Family Building
Flight of the Stork: What Children Think and When about Sex and Family Building
Book Cover: Healing Power of the Family: Illustrated Overview of Life with the Disturbed Foster or Adopted Child
Healing Power of the Family: Illustrated Overview of Life with the Disturbed Foster or Adopted Child
Book Cover: How it Feels to Be Adopted
How it Feels to Be Adopted
Book Cover: How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions
How to Adopt Internationally: A Guide for Agency-Directed and Independent Adoptions
Book Cover: How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for PArents and their Teens
How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for PArents and their Teens
Book Cover: I Don’t Have Your Eyes
I Don’t Have Your Eyes
Book Cover: I Love You Like Crazycakes
I Love You Like Crazycakes
Book Cover: I Wish for You A Beautiful Life
I Wish for You A Beautiful Life
Book Cover: I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla : Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World
I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla : Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World
Book Cover: I’m Brown and My Sister Isn’t
I’m Brown and My Sister Isn’t
Book Cover: In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
Book Cover: Inside Transracial Adoption
Inside Transracial Adoption
Book Cover: International Adoption Travel Journal
International Adoption Travel Journal
Book Cover: It’s OK to be Different
It’s OK to be Different
Book Cover: Journeys after Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues
Journeys after Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues
Book Cover: Kids Like Me in China
Kids Like Me in China
Book Cover: Launching a Baby's Adoption
Launching a Baby's Adoption
Book Cover: LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child
LifeBooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child
Book Cover: Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent’s Guide
Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent’s Guide
Book Cover: Mommy Near, Mommy Far
Mommy Near, Mommy Far
Book Cover: My Foster Care Journey
My Foster Care Journey
Book Cover: Never, Never, Never Will She Stop Loving You
Never, Never, Never Will She Stop Loving You
Book Cover: Oliver: A Story about Adoption
Oliver: A Story about Adoption
Book Cover: Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child
Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child
Book Cover: Parenting the Hurt Child
Parenting the Hurt Child
Book Cover: Parenting with Love and Logic
Parenting with Love and Logic
Book Cover: Perspectives on a Grafted Tree
Perspectives on a Grafted Tree
Book Cover: Psychological Issues in Adoption
Psychological Issues in Adoption
Book Cover: Raising Adopted Children
Raising Adopted Children
Book Cover: Real Parents, Real Children
Real Parents, Real Children
Book Cover: Sam's Sister
Sam's Sister
Book Cover: Saying Goodbye to Baby: Volume 1
Saying Goodbye to Baby: Volume 1
Book Cover: Saying Goodbye to Baby: Volume 2
Saying Goodbye to Baby: Volume 2
Book Cover: Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Mother
Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Mother
Book Cover: Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey
Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey
Book Cover: Talking to Young Children about Adoption
Talking to Young Children about Adoption
Book Cover: Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born
Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born
Book Cover: Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child
Book Cover: The Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Adopted Daughters Tell Their Stories
The Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Adopted Daughters Tell Their Stories
Book Cover: The Adoption Reunion Handbook
The Adoption Reunion Handbook
Book Cover: The Best Single Mom in the World
The Best Single Mom in the World
Book Cover: The Day We Met You
The Day We Met You
Book Cover: The Face in the Mirror
The Face in the Mirror
Book Cover: The Family Book
The Family Book
Book Cover: The Family of Adoption
The Family of Adoption
Book Cover: The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine
The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine
Book Cover: The Lost Daughter’s of China
The Lost Daughter’s of China
Book Cover: The Mulberry Bird
The Mulberry Bird
Book Cover: The Open Adoption Experience
The Open Adoption Experience
Book Cover: The Post Adoption Blues
The Post Adoption Blues
Book Cover: The Realities of Adoption
The Realities of Adoption
Book Cover: The Secret of Me
The Secret of Me
Book Cover: Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft
Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft
Book Cover: Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make
Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make
Book Cover: Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Book Cover: Two Birthdays for Beth
Two Birthdays for Beth
Book Cover: Unconditional Parenting : Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting : Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Book Cover: W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook
W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook
Book Cover: We’re Different, We’re the Same
We’re Different, We’re the Same
Book Cover: What Kind of Love?:  The Diary of a Pregnant Teenager
What Kind of Love?:  The Diary of a Pregnant Teenager
Book Cover: When you Were Born in China
When you Were Born in China
Book Cover: When You Were Born in Korea
When You Were Born in Korea
Book Cover: When You Were Born in Vietnam
When You Were Born in Vietnam
Book Cover: With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook for Parents Adopting International Children Over Age 1
With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook for Parents Adopting International Children Over Age 1
Book Cover: You're Our Child: The Adoption Experience
You're Our Child: The Adoption Experience
Book Cover: Zachary's New Home
Zachary's New Home
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