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 Maguire 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

Websites

AdoptiveParents.org

Rainbow Kids

Magazines

Adoptive Families

The Endeavor