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Katelyn's Fund Resources

  • Loving Shepherd Ministries – valuable, free service to those researching adoption. Loving Shepherd helps families “find their way” in an educated and ethical manner.
  • JCICS – Joint Council on International Children’s Services. This site provides country-specific information and updates.
  • RainbowKids – A “voice of adoption”, RainbowKids seeks to inform and educate preadoptive and adoptive families on current topics in the adoption world.
  • 5 Love Languages of Children , The – Gary Chapman
  • Adoption Is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know – Patricia Irwin Johnston
  • Before you were mine – Discovering Your Adopted Child’s Lifestory by Susan TeBos & Carissa Woodwyk – Susan TeBos & Carissa Woodwyk
  • Connected Child , The – Karen Purvis
  • Holding Time – Martha G. Welch
  • Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child – Kathy Lancaster
  • Making Sense of Adoption: A Parent’s Guide – Lois Ruskai Melina
  • Our Chosen Child – A baby memory book for adoptive parents – Judith Levy
  • Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child – Trish Maskew
  • Primal Wound – Understanding the Adopted Child – Nancy Newton Verrier
  • Proud Heritage: 11,001 Names for Your African-American Baby – Elza Dinwiddle-Boyd
  • Thriving as an Adoptive Family – David & Renee Sandford
  • Thriving as an Adoptive Family – David and Renee Sanford
  • Time-In, When Time Out Doesn’t Work – Jean Illseley Clarke
  • Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft – Mary Hopkins-Best
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew – Sherrie Eldridge
  • Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care – Great site that aims at teaching “vanilla” parents the importance of caring for their “chocolate” children’s hair, and how to do it well.
  • Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects On Raising Internationally Adopted Children – Cheri Register
  • Heart of Racial Justice – Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson
  • I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla – Marguerite A. Wright
  • In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories – Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda
  • Inside Transracial Adoption – Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
  • It’s All Good Hair (African hair) – Michele Collison
  • Kinki Kreations (African hair) – Jena Renee Williams
  • Strength of Mercy , The – Jan Beazely
  • Wavy, Curly, Kinky (African Hair) – Deborah Lilly
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • With Eyes Wide Open: A Workbook for Parents Adopting International Children – Margi Miller
  • Adopted for Life – The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and ChurchesRussell Moore
  • Fields of the Fatherless – C. Thomas Davis
  • Small Town, Big Miracle – Bishop W.C. Martin with John Fornof
  • Surprised by Children – Harold Myra
  • Treasury of Adoption Miracles – Karen Kingsbury
  • All I Really Want for Christmas – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Everything to Me – Mark Schultz
  • From God’s Arms, To My Arms, To Yours – Words by Michael McLean
  • Gift We Could Not Give Each Other, The – Words by Michael McLean
  • Merry Christmas – Third Day
  • Orphans of God – Avalon
  • Swept Away – Geoff Moore
  • When Love Takes You In – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Orphan by John Waller
  • Children of God by Third Day
  • Did My First Mother Love Me, A Story for an Adopted Child – Kathryn Ann Miller
  • Happy Adoption Day! – John McCutcheon
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – Kadir Nelson
  • JoJo A Tiny Story of Faith, A Journey Through Adoption – Faith Miller
  • Let’s Talk About it: Adoption – Fred Rogers
  • Mother for Choco, A – Keiko Kasza
  • My Adopted Child, There’s No One Like You – Kevin Leman
  • My Family Is Forever – Nancy Carlson
  • My New Family: A First Look at Adoption – Pat Thomas
  • Over the Moon – Karen Katz
  • Perfect Gift, The – Gayle Opp
  • Shaoey and Dot – Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman
  • What’s A Foster Family, Anyway – Martine Golden Inlay
  • Why Was I Adopted – Why Was I Adopted
  • China – I Love You Like Crazy Cakes – Rose Lewis
  • China – Little Miss Ladybug & Her Magical Red Thread – Karen Acres
  • China – Motherbridge of Love – Mother Bridge of Love
  • Ethiopia – Ethiopia: A Question and Answer Book – Mary Englar
  • Ethiopia – Journey to Ethiopia with Captain Addis and Hanna – Selamawit Gizaw
  • India – Bringing Asha Home – Uma Krishnaswami
  • Interracial – All the Colors of the Earth – Sheila Hamanaka
  • Interracial – Color of Us, The – Karen Katz
  • Interracial – We Don’t Look Like Our Mom and Dad – Harriet Langsam Sobol
  • Interracial – Whoever You Are – Mem Fox
  • Interracial – You are My Miracle – Maryann Cusimano Love


Please note that these resources may not always reflect the views of Katelyn’s Fund Ministry, but were chosen by our ministry team because either a part or the whole of each resource were deemed to be of value.

If you have resources you believe should be added to the list, please contact us.