ADOPTION LINKS

Adoptive Families-  Focus on the Family’s website for adoptive parents

Attachment & Trauma Network – List of therapists who work with children with trauma or attachment issues.

Ethio-American Family Services -  Educational resources, a course you can take to learn about Ethiopian culture, financial assistance options, Ethiopian cuisine, “What does my child’s name mean?” and much more.

The Africa Guide – Ethiopia – Information about the people and culture of Ethiopa.  

 

ETHIOPIA LINKS

US State Department – Ethiopia Consular Information Sheet

Travel Document Systems Visa Requirements for traveling to Ethiopia

Nazret.com – largest Ethiopian News and Information Service online.

All Africa - Another news site with interesting links for books on Ethiopia.

World Time Server. The current time and weather conditions in Ethiopia.

 

ADOPTION/ORPHAN MINISTRY

Christian Alliance for Orphans Resource Library  Search for a wide range of quality resources to help you grow effective, Christ-honoring adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry.

I Care About Orphans  Focus on the Family’s website for adoption resources, post-adoption support and orphan ministry.     

 

HAIR CARE

Hair With Purpose  Cornrows, twists, braids and more styles for African hair, as well as product reviews for natural hair.   

Kurly T-spot   A beginner shares her tips for African toddler hair styling and care.  

Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care  Natural hair care, transracial adoption and everything in between.

Hair Care Videos. Helpful videos on caring for and styling African hair.  (Scroll to bottom of page to section titled ‘Keeping It Real’ and click on hair care videos.)     

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

ATTACHMENT/BONDING

The Connected Child
by Dr. Karyn Purvis, David Cross & Wendy Sunshine (Study guide available for download at: Empowered to Connect )

When Love is Not Enough – A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD – Reactive Attachment Disorder
by Nancy L. Thomas 

Learning the Dance of Attachment
by Holly VanGulden (To order, call 715-386-5550, e-mail wisconsinoffice@crossroadsadoption.com)

 

ORPHAN/ADOPTION MINISTRY

Fields of the Fatherless   by C. Thomas Davis   

 

CULTURAL/TRANSRACIAL ISSUES

Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall   

 

GRIEF & LOSS

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis 

Parenting The Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky

Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting The Adopted Child by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb .

Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss by Claudia Jewett Jarratt

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma by Deborah D. Gray

 

SPECIAL NEEDS/HIV+ADOPTION

Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Compassionate Care by Phyllis Kilbourn 

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Need Kids by Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky    

 

TRANSRACIAL ISSUES

Inside Transracial Adoption by Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall  

 

BABY/TODDLER ADOPTION

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins Best  

 

OLDER CHILD ADOPTION

Parenting Adopted Adolescents by Gregory Keck

Parenting Your Adopted Older Child by Brenda McCreight, PhD  

 

GENERAL ADOPTIVE PARENTING

Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child by Patty Cogen

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

After the Dream Comes True   by Michelle Gardner

The Post-Adoption Blues – Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption  by Foli and Thompson

The Whole Life Adoption Book – Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne Schooler 

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Forever, Jewel by Kate Hannula

Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon (for ages 2-6)

E is for Ethiopia by Lori Prodan and Keith Holmes

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak 

I Wished for You – An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond

All About Adoption by Marc Nemiroff (for ages 4-12) 

Horace by Holly Keller (for ages 2-8) 

The Mulberry Bird by Anne Braff Brodzinsky (for ages 4-12)

 

FOR SIBLINGS OF ADOPTED KIDS (ages 3-10)

The New Barker in the House by Tomie dePaola

Is That Your Sister? A True Story of Adoption by Catherine Bunin 

Waiting for May by Janet Stoeke

Seeds of Love – For Brothers and Sisters of International Adoption by Mary Petertyl 

Things Little Kids Need to Know by Susan Uhlig

A Sister for Matthew by Pamela Kennedy