Helpful Resources

Families serve as a source of lasting hope and love. Whether you are a foster parent, adoptive parent, or relative (such as a grandparent, uncle, aunt, etc.) caring for a child, we have a variety of resources available to help keep families strong and kids safe.

Learn more about informative websites, books, and movies that offer guidance and inspiration about the foster/adoption process.

Report Child Abuse

Orange County – 714.940.1000
Los Angeles – 800.540.4000
Riverside – 800.422.4918
San Bernardino – 800.827.8724
San Diego – 800.344.6000, 858.560.2191
Ventura – 805.654.3200
Pacific Northwest – 866.ENDHARM

  • Adopting the Hurt Child Keck and Kupecky
  • Parenting the Hurt Child – Fahlberg
  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement – Fahlberg
  • Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family Sanford, Sandford, and Focus on the Family
  • Beyond Logic, Consequences and Control – Forbes
  • Becoming Attached – Karen
  • Twenty Things Adoptees Wished Their Adoptive Parents Knew – Eldridge
  • Another Mother: Co-Parenting with the Foster Care System
  • Being Adopted Brodzinsky, Schecter, and Henig
  • Brothers and Sisters in Adoption – James
  • The Post-Adoption Blues Foli and Thompson
  • Parenting with Love and Logic Cline and Fay
  • Attaching in Adoption – Gray
  • Zachary’s New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children – Blomquist, Paul B.
  • Double-Dip Feelings Cain and Patterson
  • Did my First Mother Love Me? : A Story for an Adopted Child Miller and Moffett
  • A Child Called It – Pelzer
  • Lost Boy – Pelzer
  • The Glass Castle – Walls
  • Castaway Kid – Mitchell
  • Small Town, Big Miracle – Martin
  • Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul Canfield, Hansen and Theiman
  • Three Little Words Rhodes – Courter
  • The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care – Bernstein
  • The Ocean Within Cadwell and Magnus
  • Dakota Dream – Bennett
  • The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy’s Journey to a Family of His Own – Miniter
  • Hope Meadows: Real Life Stories of Healing and Caring from an Inspiring Community – Smith
  • I Won’t Know Till I Get There – Myers
  • Lost in the System – Lopez
  • Martian Child
  • Stuart Little
  • I Am Sam
  • Love’s Unending Legacy
  • Annie
  • Hotel for Dogs
  • Babe
  • Snow Dogs
  • Antwone Fisher
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Losing Isaiah
  • Second Best
  • Like Mike
  • White Oleander