Suggested Books and Adoption Resources

  • Adopting in America by Randall B. Hicks
  • Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing by Michelle Gardner
  • The Adoption Resource Book by Lois Gilman
  • Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption by Julie Gumm
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child by Andrew Adesman, M.D. with Christine Adamec
  • Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • The Strength of Mercy by Jan Beazely
  • Talking with Young Children About Adoption by Mary Watkins & Susan Fisher
  • There Are Babies to Adopt by Christine Adamec
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Elridge
  • Why I Chose You by Gregory E. Lang
  • Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber & Phylis Speedlin

Attachment in Adoption

  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment by Daniel A. Hughes
  • When Love is Not Enough by Nancy L. Thomas

China Adoption

  • The Chinese Adoption Handbook by John H. Maclean
  • The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
  • Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son by Kay Ann Johnson

International Adoption

  • Cross Cultural Adoption by Amy Coughlin & Caryn Abramowitz
  • How to Adopt Internationally by Jean Nelson Erichsen & Heino R. Erichsen

Memory Book

  • Our Chosen Child by Judith Levy

Older Child Adoption

  • Our Own: Adopting & Parenting the Older Child by Trish Maskew


  • After the Dream Comes True by Michelle Gardner
  • The Post-Adoption Blues by Karen J. Foli, Ph.D. & John R. Thompson, M.D.


  • The Russian Adoption Handbook by John H. Maclean
  • The Russian Word for Snow by Janis Cooke Newman

Special Needs

  • Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. & Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W.
  • Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. & Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W.

Financial Assistance

BAF is committed to helping families break down financial barriers in the adoption process. We are a proud partner with Resources 4 Adoptions. Where we can equip families with the financial tools to make adoption affordable.

For more information please contact or [email protected]

Mortgage and Credit Based Adoption Loans
Check with your bank’s loan officer

Adoption Tax Credit
Please check with your tax accountant for details

Employee Benefits Program
Ask your employer about this benefit

Federal Medical and Family Leave Act

Military Family Subsidies
National Military Family Association, Inc.
2500 N. Van Dorn St., Ste. 102
Alexandria, VA 22302-1601
Phone: (703) 931-6632
Fax: (703) 931-4600

P.O. Box 14727
Greensboro, NC 27415
Phone: (888) 775-3422
Fax: (877) 899-5067

Adoptive Families Magazine:
Information about where to look for help, what subsidies are available, and where loans and grants may be found.

American Christian Credit Union
2100 E. Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-343-6328, ext. 5440
Direct Phone: (626) 208-5440

Freddie Mac Foundation
8250 Jones Branch Dr
Mail Stop A40
McLean, VA 22102-3110
Phone: (703) 918-8888

Gift of Adoption Fund
P.O. Box 567
Techny, IL 60082
Phone: (877) 905-2367

P.O. Box 787
New York, NY 10150
Phone: (917) 684-5484
Fax: (253) 399-6780

Lifesong for Orphans
P.O. Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744
Phone: (309) 747-3556
Fax: (309) 747-4647

National Adoption Foundation
36 Plain Mill Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (347) 932-3678

Oxford Adoption Foundation
4309 Crayton Rd.
Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (239) 430-6240
Fax: (239) 430-4663

Parenthood for Me
P.O. Box 67750
Rochester, NY 14617

Sea of Faces Foundation
19615 W. Top O The Moor Dr.
Monument, CO 80132

Show Hope
P.O. Box 647
Franklin, TN 37065
Phone: (615) 550-5600
Fax: (615) 595-0850