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Book & Video Resource Guide

Listed below are suggested books and videos for Foster and Adoptive families.  These are just a sample of the information that can assist you and your children on your journey.  Please feel free to research additional titles, and share any good reads or applicable movies/videos with Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare. 

Books for Resource Parents

  • A Child's Journey Through Placement, by Vera I. Fahlberg
  • Foster Parents Survival Manual, by Ellen Cirino
  • Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir, by Shenandoah Chefalo
  • It's My Life, a compilation by Casey Family Programs
  • Another Place at the Table, by Kathy Harrison
  • All In Orphan Care: Equipping the Church to Help Kids and Strengthen Families, By Jason Johnson www.allinorphancare.com
  • Adopted For Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell D. Moore
  • The Connected Child, by Dr. Karyn B Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyns Sunshine
  • Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care, by Tony Merida and Rick Morton
  • Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption, by Julie Gumm
  • Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting, by Johnny Carr and Laura Captari
  • When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor….Or Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
  • Small Town, Big Miracle: How Love Came to the Least of These by Bishop W.C. Martin
  • To the End of June, by Cris Beams
  • The Education of Little Tree

 

Books for Children and Teens

  • Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care, by Jan Levinson Gilman
  • Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights, by Julie Nelson
  • Kids Ned to Be Safe: A book for Children in Foster Care, By Julie Nelson
  • The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst
  • Brown Like Me, by Noelle Lamperti
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born, by Jamie Lee Curtis

 

Videos and Movies: 

  • The Fosters (ABC Family TV Series)
  • August Rush
  • If You Were Mine: A Workshop for Those Exploring Adoption, by Hope for Orphans https://hopefororphans.myshopify.com/products/if-you-were-mine-session-1
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • My Flesh and Blood
  • The Unloved
  • Martian Child
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Annie
  • Antwone Fisher
  • Boystown
  • Secondhand Lions
  • The Connection: Where Hearts Meet, by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Elizabeth Styffe www.orphancareresources.org
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Juno
  • Cider House Rules
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Sleepers
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Lean on Me
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Freedom Writers
  • The Ron Clark Story
  • The Education of Little Tree
  • Buried My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Empowered To Connect: www.empoweredtoconnect.org