Adoption/Foster Care Resource List

Toolkits and Workbooks (free to download)

 

Basic adoption and foster care information

Basic adoption and foster care information

Study based on TBRI Principles

Study based on TBRI Principles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books to Read

 

Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living through the Rediscovery of Abba Father

Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families

Dear Birthmother

Becoming a Family: Promoting Healthy Attachments with Your Adopted Child

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib

 

 

 

 

 

Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience After Neglect and Trauma

Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and RelationshipsAdopting the Father's HeartThe Out-of-Sync ChildAttaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's ParentsThe Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing MindThe Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive familyRespond to the Call to Care for Orphans: Book 1: Count the Cost

Websites and Blogs

 

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Together for Adoption

ABBA Fund

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 Ways to Care for Orphans without Fostering or Adopting

  • Pray for them. If you know a child personally who is without a family, plead with the father on their behalf. If you don’t know one personally, you can print out a picture of a waiting child in your state foster care system. In Texas you can visit http://www.heartgallerytexas.com/view-gallery.
  • Provide for their tangible needs. Contact a local emergency children’s shelter, a residential treatment facility, foster care agency, or Child Protective Services to inquire about what materials and resources vulnerable, abused and waiting children in Austin need.
  • Become an Advocate. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) spend time getting to know a child in foster care and then speak to the court on their behalf so judges make decisions that are in the best interest of the child. Visit the national website, www.nationalcasa.org, to find info on local CASA organizations.
  • Support families who foster or adopt. Families especially need support when they first bring a child into their home. Adopting a child regardless of the age can be like bringing a newborn home from the hospital. Provide basic items, help around the house or run errands. Foster families might need emergency items as many placements come with little information or what they need. Become a licensed Respite Care Provider for Foster Families.
  • Provide funds for adoption. Private domestic and international adoption can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Many organizations, such as, ABBAFund, help raise funds. You can also begin an adoption fund at your church.

Resources for Sensory Process Needs

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