RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST FOR EMBRYO ADOPTIONS

The following books are presented to help you prepare for your embryo adoption. Reading books on this important topic will help prepare your family for the differences that come from raising a child genetically unrelated to you. They are available at many libraries and most bookstores and some are available for check-out through our offices. Required reading varies by social worker, office, and program, so contact your social worker regarding which books are required.

BOOKS FOR SOON-TO-BE PARENTS

Souls on Ice: True Miracle Stories of Embryo Adoption, by Maria Lancaster

Of Souls and Snowflakes, by Tiffany Childs

Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World, by Paul J. Batura

 

BOOKS ABOUT OPEN ADOPTION

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, by Lori Holden and Crystal Hass

The Spirit of Open Adoption, by James Gritter

 

GENERAL ADOPTION AND PARENTING

Choosing Assisted Reproduction, by Susan Cooper and Ellen Glazer

Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know, by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk

Raising Great Kids, by Dr. John Townsend

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self, by Brodinsky, Schecter, and Nenig

Talking with Young Children About Adoption, by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT EMBRYO ADOPTION

Your Child’s Lifebook, written by you!

Hope and Will have a Baby, by Iréné Celcer

A Gift for Little Tree, by Colleen Marquez

Before You Were Born: Our Wish for a Baby, by Janice Grimes

What Makes a Baby?, by Cory Silverberg

Training Wheels: How Did I Get Here?, by Chris Barrett and Sally Hunter

Ready Made Sweetie, All Mixed Up, by Whitney Williams

The Pea That Was Me: An Embryo Donation Story, by Kimberly Kluger-Bell

A Blessing from Above, by Patti Henderson

EMBRYO ADOPTION HOME STUDY EDUCATION

 

INTERNET SOURCES FOR ADOPTION

Adopt Shoppe – unique adoption gifts, books, and resources.

Adoptive Families Magazine

Focus on the Family – supporter of our Snowflakes program since July 1999.

Hannah’s Prayer – Christian support network for couples facing infertility challenges.

Tapestry Books – exclusively devoted to selling books on adoption.