Learn more about the various aspects and issues relating to adoption by reading the books listed below. Click on a title and it will take you to amazon.com where you can learn more about the book and/or place an order for purchase. Some titles may be out of print, for those we suggest searching on ebay or for used books on the amazon.com site.


Adoption Forum: Intimate Discussions to Unite the Triad in Healing
by Kasey Hamner

Adoption, Identity, and Kinship: The Debate over Sealed Birth Records
by Katarina Wegar

The Adoption Mystique
by Joanne Wolf Small

Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America
by Adam Pertman

Adoption: Philosophy and Experience
by Randolph W. Severson

Adoption Politics: Bastard Nation and Ballot Initiative 58
by E. Wayne Carp

Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption
by Marlou Russell, Ph.D.

The Adoption Triangle: Sealed or Opened Records: How They Affect Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents
by Arthur D. Sorosky (Introduction), Annette Baran, Reuben Pannor (Introduction)

The Family of Adoption
by Joyce Maguire Pavao

Growing In The Dark: Adoption Secrecy And Its Consequences
by Janine Baer

The Politics of Adoption
by Mary Kathleen Benet

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
by Nancy Newton Verrier

Shedding Light On... The Dark Side of Adoption
by Marsha Riben and Mirah Riben

To Prison With Love: The True Story of an Indecent Indictment and America's Adoption Travesty
by Sandy Musser


Adoption Healing ...a path to recovery
by Joe Soll

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
by David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter, Robin Marantz Henig

Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found
by Sarah Saffian

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness
by Betty Jean Lifton

Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience
by Betty Jean Lifton

The Search for Anna Fisher
by Florence Fisher

Somebody's Someone: A Memoir
by Regina Louise

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

Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter
by Betty Jean Lifton

Whose Child?: An Adoptee's Healing Journey from Relinquishment through Reunion ... and Beyond
by Kasey Hamner


Adoption Healing... A Path to Recovery for Mothers Who Lost Children to Adoption
by Joe Soll and Karen Wilson Buterbaugh

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
by Ann Fessler

The Other Mother: A Woman's Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption
by Carol Schaefer

The Same Smile: The Triumph of a Mother's Love After Losing Two Daughters
by Susan Mello Souza, Joanne Medeiros Harrington

The Search of a Lifetime
by Kathryn M. Denton, Teresa M. Cummings

Thank You Son for Finding Me: A Birthmother's Story
by Beth J. Kane

Torn from the Heart: The Amazing True Story of a Birthmother's Search for Her Lost Daughter
by Louise Jurgens


Adopting the Older Child
by Claudia L. Jewett

Child of My Heart: A Celebration of Adoption
by Barbara Alpert (Editor)


Adoption Searchbook: Techniques for Tracing People
by Mary Jo Rillera

Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birthparents, and Adoptive Parents
by Jean A. S. Strauss

Search: A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents
by Jayne Askin


Adoption Reunions: A Book for Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Families
by Michelle McColm

Birthbond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees--What Happens After--
by Judith S. Gediman, Linda P. Brown (Contributor)


The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story
by Anne Braff Brodzinsky, Diana L. Stanley

Over The Moon: An Adoption Tale
by Karen Katz

Tell Me A Real Adoption Story
by Betty Jean Lifton, Claire A. Nivola

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis (Author), Laura Cornell (Illustrator)

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