Adoption Is for Always
– Linda Walvoord Girard, (Albert Whitman & Co., 1991)

The Open Adoption Experience
– Lois Ruskai Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia (Perennial, 1993)

Raising Adopted Children: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
– Lois Ruskai Melina (Perennial, Revised Ed. 1998)

The Spirit of Open Adoption
– James L. Gritter (Child Welfare League of America, 1997)

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
– Sherrie Eldridge (Dell Books, 1999)

Lifegivers, Framing the Birth Parent Experience in Open Adoption
– James L. Gritter, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA Press, 2000)

The Family of Adoption
– Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon Press Books, 2005)


Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce
– Lois Gold and Joan B. Kelly (Foreword) (Penguin USA, 1996)

Beyond Blame
– Jeffrey Kottler (Jossey Bass, 1996)

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life
– Abigail Trafford (Perennial, Revised Ed. 1993)

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
– Harriet Lerner (Quill, 2002)

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart
– Constance R. Ahrons (HarperCollins, September 1994)

Parenting Plans

Joint Custody With a Jerk: Raising a Child With an Uncooperative Ex
– Julia A. Ross, et. al. (St. Martin’s Press, 4th Ed. 1996)

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
– Ricci Isolina, Ph.D.  (Fireside, Revised Ed. November 1997)

Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce and Its Aftermath
– Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 3rd Ed. 1996)

Children’s Books

Dinosaurs Divorce
– Laurie Krasny and Marc Brown (Paperback) (Little Brown & Co. (Juv. Pap) Reprint Ed. (October 1988)

Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s?
– Marc J. Ackerman (John Wiley & Sons, 1st Ed. 1996)

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents & Young Children During Divorce
– Vicki Lansky, Jane Prince (illustrator) (Book Peddlers, February 1998)

Don’t Want to Talk About It
– Jeanie Franz Ransom (Magination, April 2000)

Other Books of Interest

Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
– Mary Pipher, PhD. (Grosset/Putnam Books, 1994)

Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
– Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD. (Ballentine, 1999)