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      Murphy’s Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care by Jan Levinson Gilman and Kathy O’Malley (ages 3-8) – This books tells the story of a puppy named Murphy who is moved from place to place until he ends up at a home where he is loved and cared for. It is written for foster children, but it could also be used to introduce siblings to the concept of foster care adoption.

       

       

      My Foster Care Journey

       

      My Foster Care Journey by Beth O’Malley (ages 1-8) – New Cover – A “ready-made” LifeBook suitable for any child who has spent time in foster care. It captures essential information while helping the child to make sense of their life. Spiral bound and has 27 fill-in-the-blank pages.

       

       

       

      Welcome Home, Forever Child

      Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond by Christine Mitchell (for children 2-8) focuses on the adoption of older children and is geared to help parents reassure children of their permanent place in the new family, and of how much they are wanted and loved.

       

       

       

      Family Day: Celebrating Ethan's Adoption AnniversaryFamily Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary by Christine Mitchell (for ages 4-8) is the story of five year old Ethan and his family celebrating the one year anniversary of his adoption. The family discusses Ethan’s feelings for his birth family and his adoption from the foster care system.

       

       

       

      Hootah's BabyHootah’s Baby by Joanne Green (ages 4+) – This book is intended for children who have gone through court-ordered relinquishment or state custody. It tells the story about an owl who loves her baby very much, but is unable to be an good mother, so others in the community step in to keep the baby safe. The book also includes a help section for adults with tips for promoting an open discussion about the issue.

       

       

       

      Zachary's New Home

       

      Zachary’s New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine M. Blomquist & Paul B. Blomquist (ages 4-8) – Follows Zachary the kitten on his journey through foster care and eventually adoption by a family of geese.

       

       

       

      A-Foster-Adoption-StoryAngela-and-Michaels-Journey-A-Therapeutic-Workbook-for-Traumatized-Children

      A Foster-Adoption Story: Angela and Michael’s Journey: A Therapeutic Workbook for Traumatized Children by Regina M. Kupecky and Christine Mitchell follows Angela and Michael, a brother and sister, from their abusive birth family through the foster care system to their eventual adoption. The workbook is designed to foster discussions about the child’s time in the foster care system, multiple moves, separation issues, loyalty issues and siblings.

       

       

      Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

       

      Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, and Alissa Imre Geis (ages 4 +) – Addresses the questions, feelings, and concerns children in foster care most often face.

       

       

       

      Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights

       

      Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series for ages 4-8) by Julie Nelson. All families change and this book focuses on helping children know it is not their fault.

       

       

       

      Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents

       

      Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents (ages 4-8) by Janice Levy. A great story about disappointment and reconciliation.

       

       

       


      Robbie Rabbit SeriesRobbie Rabbit Series
       by Adam Robe – Great books to help children in the foster care/adoption system. Adopted at age nine, Adam Robe is now a child welfare professional and author. If you’ve been looking for quality foster care adoption book for children, you can stop searching. The popular Robbie’s Trail Through Foster Care book is designed to help children adjust better to tough changes in life. An adult reads the story with the child and then both work through the activity book together; the adult uses the supplemental adult guide to help spark discussion, guide adult responses, etc.

       

       

      Wise Up Powerbook

       

      W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook for Children in Foster Care (ages 6-16) – The Center for Adoption Support and Education released in 2009 a revised version of their WISE Up book focusing on empowering children in foster care to handle their life story on their own terms.

       

       

       

      Under-His-Wings

       

      Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts by Sherrie Eldridge & Beth Willis Miller (ages 9 +) – This religious curriculum is meant for ages 9 and older. Written by adult adoptees, it uses the story of Moses to help adoptees work through issues surrounding their relinquishment and adoption.

       

       

       

      Waiting-to-Forget

       

      Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch (ages 10+)- A story about two siblings who have been adopted from foster care but have not let go of their difficult past.

       

       

       

       

      Three Little WordsThree Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Couter (ages 12+) – Ashley was removed from her mother at the age of four and spent the next nine years bouncing between fourteen different foster homes before finally finding her forever family. Three Little Words chronicles the trauma of being removed from her mother through the difficulties of foster care and the horror of an abusive foster family while also showing the need for compassion from everyone involved in foster care.

       

       

      For When I'm Famous

       

      For When I’m Famous: A Foster/Adopt Teen LifeBook by Beth O’Malley (13+) – A workbook just for teens who have been, or are currently in foster care. It is 31 fill-in-the-blank pages, starting with their birthday party invite list and ending with dreams for the future.

       

       

      Murphys-Three-Homes-A-Story-for-Children-in-Foster-CareMurphy’s Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care by Jan Levinson Gilman and Kathy O’Malley (ages 3-8) – This books tells the story of a puppy named Murphy who is moved from place to place until he ends up at a home where he is loved and cared for. It is written for foster children, but it could also be used to introduce siblings to the concept of foster care adoption.

       

       

      My Foster Care Journey

       

      My Foster Care Journey by Beth O’Malley (ages 1-8) – New Cover – A “ready-made” LifeBook suitable for any child who has spent time in foster care. It captures essential information while helping the child to make sense of their life. Spiral bound and has 27 fill-in-the-blank pages.

       

       

       

      Welcome Home, Forever Child

      Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond by Christine Mitchell (for children 2-8) focuses on the adoption of older children and is geared to help parents reassure children of their permanent place in the new family, and of how much they are wanted and loved.

       

       

       

      Family Day: Celebrating Ethan's Adoption AnniversaryFamily Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary by Christine Mitchell (for ages 4-8) is the story of five year old Ethan and his family celebrating the one year anniversary of his adoption. The family discusses Ethan’s feelings for his birth family and his adoption from the foster care system.

       

       

       

       

      Hootah's BabyHootah’s Baby by Joanne Green (ages 4+) – This book is intended for children who have gone through court-ordered relinquishment or state custody. It tells the story about an owl who loves her baby very much, but is unable to be an good mother, so others in the community step in to keep the baby safe. The book also includes a help section for adults with tips for promoting an open discussion about the issue.

       

       

       

      Zachary's New Home

      Zachary’s New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine M. Blomquist & Paul B. Blomquist (ages 4-8) – Follows Zachary the kitten on his journey through foster care and eventually adoption by a family of geese.

       

       

       

       

       

      A-Foster-Adoption-StoryAngela-and-Michaels-Journey-A-Therapeutic-Workbook-for-Traumatized-ChildrenA Foster-Adoption Story: Angela and Michael’s Journey: A Therapeutic Workbook for Traumatized Children by Regina M. Kupecky and Christine Mitchell follows Angela and Michael, a brother and sister, from their abusive birth family through the foster care system to their eventual adoption. The workbook is designed to foster discussions about the child’s time in the foster care system, multiple moves, separation issues, loyalty issues and siblings.

       

       

       

      Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care

      Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Marcia Kahn Wright, and Alissa Imre Geis (ages 4 +) – Addresses the questions, feelings, and concerns children in foster care most often face.

       

       

       

       

       

      Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights

      Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights (Kids Are Important Series for ages 4-8) by Julie Nelson. All families change and this book focuses on helping children know it is not their fault.

       

       

       

       

       

      Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents

      Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can’t Live With Their Parents (ages 4-8) by Janice Levy. A great story about disappointment and reconciliation.

       

       

       

       

       


      Robbie Rabbit SeriesRobbie Rabbit Series
       by Adam Robe – Great books to help children in the foster care/adoption system. Adopted at age nine, Adam Robe is now a child welfare professional and author. If you’ve been looking for quality foster care adoption book for children, you can stop searching. The popular Robbie’s Trail Through Foster Care book is designed to help children adjust better to tough changes in life. An adult reads the story with the child and then both work through the activity book together; the adult uses the supplemental adult guide to help spark discussion, guide adult responses, etc.

       

       

      Wise Up Powerbook

      W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook for Children in Foster Care (ages 6-16) – The Center for Adoption Support and Education released in 2009 a revised version of their WISE Up book focusing on empowering children in foster care to handle their life story on their own terms.

       

       

       

       

       

      Under-His-Wings

       

      Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts by Sherrie Eldridge & Beth Willis Miller (ages 9 +) – This religious curriculum is meant for ages 9 and older. Written by adult adoptees, it uses the story of Moses to help adoptees work through issues surrounding their relinquishment and adoption.

       

       


      Wise Up Powerbook

      W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook for Children in Foster Care (ages 6-16) – The Center for Adoption Support and Education released in 2009 a revised version of their WISE Up book focusing on empowering children in foster care to handle their life story on their own terms.

       

       

       

       

       

      Under-His-Wings

      Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts by Sherrie Eldridge & Beth Willis Miller (ages 9 +) – This religious curriculum is meant for ages 9 and older. Written by adult adoptees, it uses the story of Moses to help adoptees work through issues surrounding their relinquishment and adoption.

       

       

       

       

       

      Waiting-to-Forget

      Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch (ages 10+)- A story about two siblings who have been adopted from foster care but have not let go of their difficult past.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Three Little WordsThree Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Couter (ages 12+) – Ashley was removed from her mother at the age of four and spent the next nine years bouncing between fourteen different foster homes before finally finding her forever family. Three Little Words chronicles the trauma of being removed from her mother through the difficulties of foster care and the horror of an abusive foster family while also showing the need for compassion from everyone involved in foster care.

       

       

       

       

      For When I'm Famous

      For When I’m Famous: A Foster/Adopt Teen LifeBook by Beth O’Malley (13+) – A workbook just for teens who have been, or are currently in foster care. It is 31 fill-in-the-blank pages, starting with their birthday party invite list and ending with dreams for the future.

       

       

       

       

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      A Different Home: A New Foster Child’s Story by Kelly DeGarmo (Ages 4-10 years old) – A picture book depicting the story of a young girl named Jessie and her experience of being placed in foster care. This book is highly recommended for use by parents and professionals working with children in foster care.

       

       

       

       
       
       
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