Resources on Parenting Adopted Children

This page is under construction and more resources are continually being added. If you have a resource to suggest, please do not hesitate to email me at evaughan (at) vaughanfirm (dot) com.

General Parenting and Attachment in Adopted Children


Twenty things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge.

Raising Adopted Children by Lois Reskai Melina

Becoming A Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments in Your Adopted Child by Lark Eshleman, Ph.D.

What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know: Healing Your Child’s Wounded Heart by Kate Cremer-Vogel MS LCPC; Dan Richards; Cassie Richards.

Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Kim S. Golding

Attachment in Adoption by Deborah Gray

Transracial Adoption Resources


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families by Myra Alperson.

Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa.

In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda.


Transracial Parenting in Foster Care and Adoption, a manual prepared by the Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association. An outstanding resource for anyone who is parenting a child of a different race from themselves.

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