Do Your Homework!

Adopting a teen from the child welfare system is a huge (and rewarding!) journey. As you think and talk about this next stage of family life, you may want to explore resources that will answer questions and help you prepare.

Books:                                                                                                                                       

  • To the End of June, Beam (2013)
  • Reclaiming Youth at Risk, Brendtro, et al (1990)
  • Love Me, Feed Me, Rowell (2012)
  • Connecting with Kids through Stories, Lacher, et al (2005)
  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, MacIntosh
  • Why do they act that way?, Walsh (2004)
  • Born for Love, Szalavitz & Perry  (2010)
  • On Their Own, Shirk & Strangler  (2004)
  • Parenting Adopted Adolescent, Keck
  • Three Little Words, Rhodes-Courter (2008)
  • Orphans of the Living, Toth (1997)
  • Ellen Foster, Gibbons (1987)
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control, Forbes & Post (2009)

Podcasts:

Note, we don’t necessarily agree with everything that is presented on the podcasts, but we really hope that people will immerse themselves in thinking about the various key issues.

  • Creating a Family
  • The Honestly Adoption Podcast
  • The We Turned Out Okay Podcast
  • Adoption Now
  • Mixed Bag: Culture, Adoption, and the Transracial Family

Information regarding Adoption in Minnesota:

Websites:

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Why choose Ampersand Families?

About a year and a half ago we were venturing to start an adoption-only agency in Houston…One of the first calls we made was to Ampersand Families…..what an inspiration and voice of encouragement it was for us… thank you for taking time out of your work to help the two of us begin ours…we are […]

Ashley Fields, The Way Home Adoption

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