The following resources can come in handy if you are planning to adopt (or have adopted) a child toddler age or older.
A Child’s Journey Through Placement, by Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D. (Perspectives Press, 1991).
Adopted From Asia: How It Feels to Grow Up in America, by Frances M. Koh (East West Press, 1993).
Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child: a Guide for Parents and Professionals, by L. Anne Babb and Rita Laws (Bergin and Garvey, 1997).
Adopting the Hurt Child, by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky (NavPress, 2009).
Adopting the Older Child, by Claudia Jewett (Harvard Common Press, 1978).
Adoption: a Reference Handbook, by Barbara A. Moe (Contemporary World Issues, 1998).
Adoption and Financial Assistance: Tools for Navigating the Bureaucracy, by Rita Laws and Tim O’Hanlon (Bergin and Garvey, 1999).
Adoption Is a Family Affair! What Friends and Relatives Must Know, by Patricia Irwin Johnston (Perspectives Press, 2001).
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tips for Today’s Parents, by Deborah Gray (Perspectives Press, 2002).
Being Adopted: the Lifelong Search for Self, by David Brodzinsky, Marshall Schechter, and Robin Henig (Doubleday, 1992).
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children, by Daniel A. Hughes (Jason Aronson, 1998).
The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities, by Ann Streissguth and Jonathan Kanter (University of Washington Press, 1997).
Children and Trauma: a Guide for Parents and Professionals, by Cynthia Monahan (Jossey Bass Publishers, 1997).
Culture Shock series, various countries and authors (Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., and Times Books International).
The Family of Adoption, by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon Press, 2005).
Filling in the Blanks: A Guided Look at Growing Up Adopted, by Susan Gabel (Perspectives Press, 1988).
Gift Children, by J. Douglas Bates (Ticknor and Fields, 1993).
Handbook for the Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children, by Beverly James (Lexington Books, 1994).
Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss, by Claudia Jewett-Jarrett (Harvard Common Press, 1994).
How It Feels to Be Adopted, by Jill Krementz (Knopf, 1988).
I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ron Won to their Children, by Sara Dorow, editor (1998).
Lonely Planet travel guide books, various countries and authors (Lonely Planet Publications).
Making Sense of Adoption: a Parent’s Guide, by Lois Ruskai Melina (Perennial Library, 1989).
Older Child Adoption, by Grace Robinson (Crossroad Publishing, 1998).
The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families, by Lois Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia (HarperPerennial, 1993).
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay (NavPress Publishing, 2006).
The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranowitz (Perigee Books, 1998).
Parenting With Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay (NavPress Publishing, 2006)
Raising Adopted Children, by Lois Melina (Harper Paperbacks, 1998).
Real Parents, Real Children, by Holly van Gulden and Lisa Bartels-Rabb (Crossroad Publishing, 1997).
The Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events, by Barbara Brooks and Paula M. Siegel (John Wiley & Sons, 1996)
Supporting an Adoption, by Pat Holmes (Our Child Press, 1986)
They Came to Stay, by Marjorie Margolies and Ruth Gruber (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976).
Toddler Adoption: the Weaver’s Craft, by Mary Hopkins-Best (Perspectives Press, 1997).
Too Scared to Cry: Psychic Trauma in Childhood, by Lenore Terr (Basic Books, 1998).
Travel With Children, Brigitte Barta, et al. (Lonely Planet Publications, 2009).
When Friends Ask About Adoption, by Linda Bothun (Swan Publications, 1987).
The Whole Life Adoption Book, by Jayne E. Schooler (NavPress, 2008).