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
The Pea That Was Me: An Embryo Donation Story, by Kimberly Kluger-Bell
A Blessing from Above, by Patti Henderson
INTERNET SOURCES FOR ADOPTION
Adopt Shoppe – unique adoption gifts, books, and resources.
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.