Adoption Reading

While the list of resources below is not an extensive one, it is a place to begin.  Learning about adoption, the adoption process, and more specifically — about adopting a child who is deaf or hard of hearing — can be daunting and time-consuming.  Keep in mind that the deaf or hard of hearing child tends to be older which means resources for adopting older children will also be beneficial.  Hopefully, the resources provided below will give you at least a start in your learning process.

Articles

Books

ADOPTION PROCESS

“The Complete Adoption Book:  Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child” 
Author(s):  Laura Beauvais-Godwin and Raymond Godwin

“The Complete Book on International Adoption:  A Step by Step Guide to Finding Your Child” 
Author(s):  Dawn Davenport

PARENTING

“Adopted for Life:  The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches”
Author(s):  Dr. Russell Moore

“Adoption Parenting:  Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections” 
Author(s):  Jean Macleod

“The Family of Adoption Revised and Updated” 
Author(s):  Joyce Maquire Pavao

UNDERSTANDING “DEAF”

“Deaf Like Me”
Author(s):  Thomas S. Spradley and James P. Spradley

“Hands of My Father:  A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and The Language of Love”
Author(s):  Myron Uhlberg

“When the Mind Hears:  A History of the Deaf”
Author(s):  Harlan Lane

OTHER

“There is No Me Without You:  One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Her Country’s Children”
Author(s):   Melissa Fay Greene

Internet

http://adoptiveparents.org

http://www.olderchildadoption.com

http://www.rainbowkids.com

ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS

BLOGS
VIDEOS

Magazines

Adoptive Families

The Endeavor

World Around You