Lending Library

Lending Library 2017-10-26T13:38:28+00:00

One of the benefits of AKA membership is use of the AKA lending library. Books may be checked out at our monthly meetings at the Settlement Home in Austin, Texas.

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Adoptive Parenting

  • 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Eldridge
  • Adoption and the Schools by Wood and Ng
  • Adoption is a Family Affair by Johnston
  • Adoption Parenting by MacLeod and Macre
  • Adoptive Parent Intentional Parent by Manning
  • Becoming a Family by Eshleman
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment by Hughes
  • Children of Open Adoption by Kathleen Silber and Patricia Martinez Dorner
  • Connecting with Kids Through Stories by Lacher, Nichols, and May
  • Cross-Cultural Adoption by Coughlin and Abramowitz
  • Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge by McCabe
  • Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? by Nakazawa
  • How It Feels To Be Adopted by Krementz
  • How To Open An Adoption by Dorner
  • Intercountry Adoption China by Rojewski and Rojewski
  • Journeys After Adoption by Schooler and Norris
  • Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray
  • Parenting Your Adopted Older Child by McCreight
  • Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child by Cogen
  • Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents by Lois Melina
  • Real Parents, Real Children by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartles-Rabb
  • Telling The Truth To Your Adopted Or Foster Child by Keefer & Schooler
  • The Adoption Life Cycle by Rosenberg
  • The Dragon Tribe by Gray
  • The Girl Behind the Door by Brooks
  • Therapeutic Parenting by K. H. Kim
  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best
  • Whose Child? By Casey Hamner

Prospective Adoptive Parents

  • Adopted Family by Rondell & Michaels
  • Adopting in America by Hicks
  • Adoption:  Parenting without Pregnancy by Canape
  • Adoption and the Jewish Family by Rosenberg
  • Adoption Choices by Paul Adoption Resource Guide by Guilianelli
  • Adoption Factbook by the National Committee for Adoption
  • Adoption Nation by Pertman
  • Adoption Resource Guide by Guilianelli
  • Adoption Without Fear by Gritter
  • Abby’s Road:  The Long and Winding Road to Adoption by Curry
  • An Open Adoption by Caplan
  • Beating the Adoption Odds by Martin and Groves
  • Dave’s Way by Thomas
  • How to Adopt Internationally by Erichsen
  • How to Get Babies by Maverick
  • International Adoption by Knoll and Murphy
  • Is Adoption For You by Adamec
  • Journey Through State Adoption by Reeves
  • Parenting Pregnant Teens by Lindsay
  • Rain Forest Girl by Miner
  • Reaching Out by Handel
  • So you Want to Adopt Now What? By Dorman and graham
  • Strangers and Kin by Melosh
  • Successful Adoption A Guide For Christian Families by Gillespie
  • Taking Charge of Fertility by Johnston
  • The Adoption Decision:  15 Things You Want to Know Before by Christianson
  • The Adoption Resource Book by Gilmen
  • The Complete Adoption Book by Godwin and Godwin
  • The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook by Martin
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Adoption by Ademec
  • The Limits of Hope by Loux
  • The Open Adoption Book by Rappaport
  • The Open Adoption Experience by Melina Roszia
  • The Private Adoption Handbook by Michelman and Schneider
  • The Pumpkin Patch by Schwartz
  • The Wallace Dream The Adventures of the Baby Seekers by Maxwell
  • You’re Our Child: The Adoption Experience by Smith and Miroff

Birthparent Perspectives

  • A Birth Mother’s Day Planner by Marsh
  • Birth Mother Trauma by Carlini
  • Birthmark by Dusky
  • Birthmothers by Jones
  • Birthmothers: Women Who Have Relinquished Babies For Adoption Tell Their Stories by Jones
  • Confessions of a Lost Mother by Brown
  • Dear Birthmother, Thank You for Our Baby by Silber and Speedlin
  • I Hope You Have a Good Life by Armstrong
  • Lifegivers Framing the Birthparent Experience in Open Adoption by Gritter
  • Out of The Shadows: Birthfathers Stories by Mason
  • The Prodigal Father by Bryan
  • Saying Goodbye to a Baby by Roles
  • Thank You, Son, for Finding Me by Kane
  • The Gift Wrapped In Sorrow by Guttman
  • The Girls Who Went Away by Fessler
  • Within Me, Without Me by Wells

Adoptee, Search and Reflections

  • 360 Square by Welsh
  • A Bridge Less Traveled Twice Visited by Anderson and Tucker
  • Adoption Triangle by Sorosky, Baran & Pannor
  • A Wealth of Family by Brooks
  • Adoption Reunions by McColm
  • All About Adoption by Lanchon
  • Being Adopted:  The Lifelong Search for Self by Brodzinsky, Schecter & Marantz
  • Courageous Blessing Adoptive Parents and the Search by Demuth
  • Family Secrets by Leitch
  • Journey of the Adopted Self by Lifton
  • Search: A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents by Askin
  • Searching For A Past by Schooler
  • Searching for the Castle by Ohrstrom
  • The Adoptee Survival Guide:  Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools by Grubb
  • The Adoption Searchbook by Rillera
  • The Face in the Mirror by Crook
  • The Search for Anna Fisher by Fisher

Miscellaneous

  • 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Eldridge
  • Adoptee Trauma by Carlini
  • Adopting a Child with a Trauma & Attachment Disruption History by Fraser
  • Adoption Awareness by Lindsey
  • Adoption Charms and Rituals for Healing by Severson
  • Adoption In America Coming Of Age by Aigner
  • Adoption The Grafted Tree by Wishard and Wishard
  • Adoption: A Handfull of Hope by Arms
  • Adoptive Kinship by Kirk
  • Adoption Politics:  Bastard Nation & Ballot Initiative 58 by Carp
  • An Ancient Tear by Schaefer
  • Brothers & Sisters in Adoption by James
  • Dim Sum, Bagels & Grits by Alperson
  • Don’t Think Twice by Pennebaker
  • Family Wanted by Holloway
  • For Love of a Child by Garfield
  • Gathering Home by Covington
  • Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss by Jarratt
  • Imagining Adoption by Novy
  • Legendary by John
  • Lethal Secrets by Barran and Pannor
  • Lost and Found:  The Adoption Experience by Lifton
  • Love Is An Open Door by Bair
  • Michael Reagan On The Outside Looking In by Hyams
  • Open Adoption: A Caring Option by Lindsey
  • Openness in Adoption Exploring Family Connections by Grotevant and Ruth G. McRoy
  • Overextended…and Loving It by Harper
  • Patty’s Journey by Norling
  • Perspectives on a Grafted Tree by Johnston
  • Primal Wound:  Understanding the Adopted Child by Verrier
  • Sacred Connections by Koenig
  • Shadow Mothers by McKay
  • Shadow Train by Taylor
  • Shedding Light on… The Dark Side of Adoption By Riben
  • Sudden Family by Phan
  • The Adoption Reader by Wadia-Ells
  • The Art of Forgiving by Smeades
  • The Family of Adoption by Pavao
  • The Gift by Danielle Steel
  • The Lost Boy by Pelzer
  • The People They Brought Me by Partridge
  • The Secret Gift by Johnson and Woolridge
  • The Secret Life of The Unborn Child by Kelly
  • Therapeutic Parenting by Kim
  • To Love and Let Go by Arms
  • Wake Up Little Susie by Solinger

Children’s Books

  • A Birthparent’s Book of Memories by Romanchik
  • A Forever Family by Wong
  • Amy Angel Goes Home by Lathrop
  • Come to the Gathering by PyroWriters
  • Did My First Mother Love You? By Miller
  • Emma’s Yucky Brother by Little
  • Happy Adoption Day by McCutcheon
  • Hootah’s Baby by Green
  • How I Became a Big Brother by Moore
  • It’s Time To Let You Know by Riedler
  • Kids Like Me In China by Fry
  • Lifebooks: Creating A Treasure For The Adopted Child by O’Malley
  • Lucey’s Feet by Stein
  • Megan’s Birthday Tree by Lears
  • Mommy Far, Mommy Near by Peacock
  • Mother’s Day In March by Valeri
  • Never Never Never Will She Stop Loving You by Durrant
  • Oliver by Wickstrom
  • Over Land and Sea by Layne
  • Pugnose Has Two Special Families by Kruzel
  • Searching for the You We Adore by Westfall
  • Tell Me a Real Adoption Story by Lifton and Nivola
  • Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Ten Days and Nine Nights by Heo
  • The Best Single Mom In The World: How I Was Adopted by Zisk
  • The Chosen Baby by Wasson
  • The Mulberry Bird by Brodzinsky
  • The Sea Chest by Buzzeo
  • The Story of Che by Dougherty
  • Twice Upon-A-Time by Patterson
  • Two Birthdays for Beth by Cronin
  • What Are Parents by Kyme and Fox-Lee
  • Where Are My Birth Parents? By Gravelle and Fisher
  • Why Was I Adopted by Livingston
  • Zachary’s New Home by Liemiuex

Media

  • Closure (DVD) by Tucker
  • First Person Plural (DVD) by Liem
  • For the Life of Me (DVD) by Strauss
  • Open Secret (DVD) by Lickteig
  • That’s a Family! (VHS) by Chasnoff