Katherine Anne Hughes

Katherine Anne Hughes
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Adoption Reading List

  1. Raising Adopted Children (Chapters 1-11), by Lois Melina
  2. Are Those Kids Yours? by Cheri Register
  3. Real Parents, Real Children, by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
  4. How It Feels to be Adopted, by Jill Krementz
  5. Making Sense of Adoption, A Parent’s Guide, by Lois Melina
  6. The Russian Adoption Handbook, by John H. Maclean
  7. Adopting the Older Child, by Claudia Jewett, Ph.D.
  8. Talking to Your Children About Adoption, by Patricia Martinez Domer
  9. Toddler Adoption, by Mary Hopkins Best
  10. A Guide to Creating a New Family, by Edmund Blair Bolles
  11. Holding Time, by Martha Welch
  12. The Family of Adoption, by Dr. Joyce Pavao
  13. The Lost Daughters of China, by Karin Evans
  14. A Passage to the Heart, Writings from Families with Children from China, author unknown
  15. Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child, by Beth O-Malley
  16. I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, by Rose Lewis
  17. A China Adoption Story: Mommy, Why Do We Look Different? By Frances M. Koh
  18. Chinese Eyes, by Marjorie A. Waybill
  19. Our Baby from China, by Nancy D. Antonio
  20. Adoption is Okay, by Sylvia Rohde
  21. Happy Adoption Day! John McCutcheon
  22. Dim Sum, Bagel and Grits: A Sourcebook For Multicultural Families, by Myra Alperson
  23. Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids: A Guide for Adoption: by Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky
  24. Steppe Children: Gifts from Mother Russia, by Dave Ciccarelli
  25. Is that your Sister? A True Story of Adoption by Catherine and Sherry Burnin
  26. Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay
  27. 1-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan
  28. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp
  29. The Keys to your child’s Heart, by Smalley
  30. The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family, by Jayne E. Schooler
  31. The First Three Years of Life, by Burton White
  32. The Obedient Child, by Ken Wilson
  33. Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China by   

Books can be ordered by contacting:

  • Tapestry Books 1-800-765-2367

· Amazon.com

· Barnes & Noble


Sponsoring an Orphan

Alliance for Children Foundation  http://www.afcfoundation.org/

The Alliance for Children Foundation is an international relief organization dedicated to improving the physical and emotional well being of abandoned children living in orphanages in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The Foundation's projects in medical care, basic needs, and education seek to heal, strengthen and empower the world's most vulnerable children, especially those who are less likely to be adopted due to age or special needs. Our programs provide these children with an otherwise impossible opportunity for a better future.

Chinese Orphan's Assistance Team  http://www.coat.org.au/ 

This organizaiton provides sponsorship for children, and nanny's in orphanages.

A very important aspect of sponsorship is your emotional connection with a child.  Most of these children have been abandoned by their parents and the feeling of "belonging" that sponsorship gives them, partially compensates for that by giving them a sense of self worth.  The child is given a laminated A4 photo of themselves with their sponsor (done on the computer).  It is something they treasure.

If a child is too small or does not have the mental capacity to understand that someone loves them, the photo is still displayed.  It is a cultural thing that causes the staff to understand that the child is "worthy".  This is very important.

Prayer, of course, is the most important aspect of your emotional connection with a child.  Prayer changes things.  When a child is covered by regular prayer, you can actually see the difference in the child.  Even a child who seems to be completely unknowing because of mental disability can be changed into a more content, more comfortable little person by the power of prayer.

Grace and Hope for Children          info@grace-hope.org  This is an organization that places children who are in institutional orphanage care into foster care.  You can sponsor a child to get placed into foster care.   After the child is placed into foster care the child is available for adoption.

"Ticket Home"   Through AWAA www.orphanstickethome.org This is a program where people can give $300.00 to help an orphan in China or El Salvadore get "paper ready".  When a child is "paper ready" then that child will be put into the international adoption system.  Right now their are a lot of orphans in orphanages trapped with no way out.  No way to ever be adopted since they do not have the proper paper work.  This is really sad for these children and for so many waiting families.  So Brian is trying to raise $1,000,000 this year, which will help about 5,100 children get ready!   This is very exciting and we pray that this goal will be accomplished.





Our adoption agency America World Adoption Association: www.AWAA.org

Homestudy Agency:

Family Connections Christian Adoption Agency

Our Church Family:   North Coast Calvary Carlsbad  www.northcoastcalvary.org

CCAA     China Center of Adoption Affairs

China Requirements

Madarine Tools

Attachment Site

Shaohannah's Hope

Map of China

Families with Children from China

Bring me Hope


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