Information for Adoptive Parents

If you have adopted, or are looking to learn more about life as an adoptive parent, we recommend the following books.  Below that, you’ll also find links to many different organizations and services that we hope will be of assistance.

  • Sherrie Eldridge – Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew 
  • Karyn B. Purvis – The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
  • Mary Sheedy Kurcinka – Raising Your Spirited Child, 3rd Edition: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
  • Transracial and Special Needs Adoption
    • Terra Trevor – Pushing Up the Sky
    • Beth Hall – Inside Transracial Adoption
    • Rita Simon – In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
    • Jane Lazzare – Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
    • Saroo Brierley – A Long Way Home: A Memoir
    • L. Anne Babb & Rita Laws – Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child
    • Maria Catterick & Liam Curra – Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers, and Professionals

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“Adoption is like a scavenger hunt – you have to travel so far sometimes to find the little treasures God has left for us but it is worth it in the end!” – Maureen Kerik


The mission of AdoptUSKids is two-fold: to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system; and to assist U.S. States, Territories, and Tribes to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.

Chosen For Life Ministries

A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the many aspects of adoption in Georgia. Awards grants year-round to selected applicants.

Georgia Center for Resources and Support

A statewide initiative providing post-adoptive services including trainings, networking, and a lending library.

It’s My Turn Now

It’s My Turn Now Georgia publicizes the need for permanent homes for children from the Georgia foster care system in hopes of bringing together caring parents and waiting children to make forever families. A photolisting of these children can be viewed under the Meet the Children tab.

Special Link

A nonprofit adoption information clearinghouse and national linking network for the adoption of “harder to place” children.

Special Link has the privilege of bringing together adoption professionals, prospective adoptive couples, birth mothers, and these very special children. Special Link is a licensed Child Placing agency-licensed by the State of SC.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Nightlight Christian Adoptions is an adoption agency located in seven states (CA, OK, KY, CO, SC, GA, MO). Juli is Legal Counsel for the Georgia office. Nightlight assists with international, domestic and embryo adoptions as well as homestudy services in each state in which we are licensed.

North American Council on Adoptable Children

NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs.