Further Learning

**Please Note: Most of these resources are ones that adoptive/foster families have found helpful in their journey to care for the fatherless. Please view them with discernment.


*Family Life, Welcome Home: 8 Steps to Adoption

Beazely, Jan, The Strength of Mercy: Making a Difference in the World One Child At a Time (Colorado Springs, Co: Waterbrook Press, 1999)

Bentley, Lisa Misraje, Saving Levi: Left to Die…Destined to Live (Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family)

C. Thomas Davis, Fields of the Fatherless (Global Publishing Services, 2002)

Natalie Nichols Gillespie, Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Families
Lois Ruskai Melina, The Open Adoption Experience

Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky, Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-needs Kids (Colorado Springs, CO: Piñon Press, 1995).

Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky, Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow

Michelle Gardner, Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing (Enumclaw, Washington: Pleasant Word, a division of Winepress Publishing, 2003)

Michelle Gardner, After the Dream Comes True (Post-Adoption Support for Christian Families) (Enumclaw, Washington: Pleasant Word, 2004)

Russell Moore, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches.

Karyn B. Purvis, PhD., David R. Cross, PhD. The Connected Child: For Parents who Have Welcomed Home Children. *There is now a Bible Study to do along with this book.

David and Renee Sanford. Thriving as an Adoptive Family: Real-Life Solutions to Common Challenges.

Jayne E. Schooler, The Whole Life Adoption Book (Colorado Springs, CO: Piñon Press, 1993)

Thomas, Nancy L. When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder, 1997

Welch, Martha, Holding Time: The Breakthrough Program for Happy Mothers and Loving, Self confident Children without Tantrums, Tugs-Of-War, or Sibling Rivalry, 1989.

Fostering/Orphan Care

R.B. Mitchell, Castaway Kid :one man’s search for hope and home Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 2007).

Doug Sauder, The One Factor: How One Changes Everything South Florida, 2008


Paul David Tripp, Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens (New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 1997)
Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart (Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 1995)

Dennis Rainey, God’s Heart for the Orphan DVD

Barbara Rainey, Understanding and Parenting your Adopted Child, Family Life Today Program CD


Family Life website, www.familylife.com, “Hope for Orphans”.
Shaohannah’s Hope, www.shaohannahshope.org

updated 05/10

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