Family Matters

Catholic Charities Jackson's Resource Library

If you are interested in checking out any of these books, please click on the requested book to complete your submission. Please make sure you have the correct reference number before submitting.

Because I Loved You

A Birthmother's View of Open Adoption

W.I.S.E. UP! Powerbook

​The Children's Book of Home and Family

Lost & Found: The Adoption Experience

The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption

Birthright: The Guide to Search and Reunion for Adoptees, Birth parents, and Adoptive Parents

Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties through Open Adoption

The Adoption Reunion Handbook

Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

The Other Mother

The Adoptee Search: Looking for the Missing Piece

by Marilyn Schoettle, M.A.

Forming A Sense Of Self: Multiple Choices for Adoptees

by Sarah Eggleston, LCSW

Access to Adoption Records

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Searching for Birth Relatives

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

What Every Adoptive Parent Should Know About Search And Reunion

by Michael P. Grand Ph.D.

Adoption and Adolescents

by Ellen Singer, LCSW

Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child's Needs

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Parenting Your Adoptive School-Aged Child

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Parenting Your Adopted Preschooler

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Sibling Bonds and Separation

by Ellen Singer, LCSW

Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents

by National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Children of Trauma: What Educators Need to Know

by Kathleen Benckendorf

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Helping Children Work Through Adoption-Related Grief and Loss

by Children's Home Society & Family Services

Developmental Attachment Psychotherapy with Foster and Adoptive Children

by Davis Howe; Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Adopting Children with Attachment Problems

by Daniel A. Hughes

Attachment Disorder and the Adoptive Family

by Brenda McCreight, Ph.D.

Issues Facing Adoptive Mothers of Children With Special Needs

by Heather Forbes & Sophia F. Dziegielewski

           "Special Needs"

Adoption: What Does it Means?

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Adoption of Children with Special Needs

by Judith K. McKenzie

Transracial Adoption: It Will Change Your Family Forever

by Carolyn Berger, LCSW

Transracial Parenting in Foster Care and Adoption

by Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Reflecting on Growing Up and Raising a Child in a Transracial Adoption

by MN ASAP Family Voices

Transracial Adoption: Children and Parents Crossing the Color Line

by Reena Bernards

Post-Adoption Depression

by Adoption UK

Post Adoption Contact Agreements Between Birth and Adoptive Families

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Working With Birth and Adoptive Families to Support Open Adoption

by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Open Adoption vs. Closed Adoption

by Find Law

           "We're Adopting!"

Announcing Your Decision to Adopt

by Colleen Calvani

"The longer you wait for something, the more you'll appreciate it when you get it. Cause anything worth having, is definitely worth waiting."-Unknown