Suggested Reading

Adoption Reunions – A Book for Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Families (Michelle McColm)


Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues & Feelings of Being Adopted (Marilou Russell)

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self  (David Brodzinsky, PhD., Marshall Schechter, M.D., & Robin Marantz-Henig)


Beyond the Butterbox - A Collection of Stories of Survivors of The Ideal Maternity Home (Robert Hartlen)


Birth Bond – Reunions Between Birthpartents and Adoptees – What Happens After… (Judith S. Gediman & Linda P. Brown)


Butterbox Babies – Baby Sales, Baby Deaths – New Revelations 15 Years Later  (Bette L. Cahill)


Butterbox Survivors – Life After the Ideal Maternity Home  (Robert Hartlen)


Coming Home to Self – The Adopted Child Grows Up  (Nancy Newton Verrier )


Journey of the Adopted Self  (Betty Jean Lifton)


Journeys After Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues (Jayne Schooler & Betsie L. Norris)


Looking for Lost Bird – A Jewish Woman Discovers Her Navajo Roots  (Yvette Melanson with Claire Safran)


Lost & Found  (Betty Jean Lifton)


May the Circle Be Unbroken – An Intimate Journey Into the Heart of Adoption  (Lynn C. Franklin with Elizabeth Ferber)


Search: A Handbook for Adoptees and Birthparents (Jane Askin) 


Searching for a Past: The Adopted Adult's Unique Process of Finding Identity (Jayne Schooler)


The Other Mother: A Woman's Love for the Child She Gave Up (Carol Schaefer)


The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child  (Nancy Verrier)


The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the U.S. & Canada 1930-1972  (includes one chapter on the Ideal Maternity Home)  (Karen A. Balcom)


 Twice Born  (Betty Jean Lifton)