There are many issues that you will face in these first days, weeks and months after bringing your child home. There are other issues you will face later in the parenting journey. Please know that you can discuss any concerns or difficulties with your social worker, and we have also listed some books, websites and articles you can go to for additional information.
Books Lifeline recommends:

The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis, David Cross and Wendy Sunshine
Adoption Parenting by MacLeod and Macrae
Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory C Keck and Regina Kupecky
Parenting the Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys by Gregory C Keck
Orphanology by Merida, Morton and Platt

You can also find other book resources on our website:
https://lifelinechild.org/resources/bookstore/

Websites:

http://empoweredtoconnect.org/

http://www.olderchildadoption.com/

Please feel free to contact the Lifeline Post Adoption department with specific concerns or topics about which you would like more information. You can reach Ashley Yeager or Angie Blackwell at our main Lifeline number at 205-967-0811.

Our Favorite Articles from Adoptive Families Magazine:

Pre-adoption:

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda- Parent’s Stories
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1246

When Adoptive Parents Adopt out of Birth Order, Lois Melina
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=814

Into the Safety of our Hearts, an article on attachment by Karyn Purvis and David Cross
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1090

What We Wish We Had Known, an article on older child adoption by Judy and Sara Myerson
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=571

Adopting an Older Child by Carrie Howard
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1358

From Only to Oldest by Eliza Castaneda
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=805

Writing Through the Wait by Lee Tobin McClain
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=514

A Quilt for my Daughter, by Ellen Kahaner
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=204

Celebrating the Holidays While Waiting for Your Child – Parents’ Stories
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=487

The Top 10 Secrets of Successful Adoption Travel-Parent’s Tips
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=247

An Adoption Trip to Remember- Parent’s Stories
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=697

Medical Preparations for Adoption Travel by Deborah Borchers, M.D.
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=908
Post-adoption:

Family Night by Lois Melina
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=782

When One Parent is Rejected by Mary Hopkins-Best
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=272

Do I Love Him Yet? By Melissa Fay Greene
http://adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=470

Hair Rules!, an article on hair care by Joanna Yeung
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1956

Forging Bonds with Immigrant Families by Shelley Page
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1433

Small-Town Life: The Hunt for Diversity by Michele St. Martin
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1435

6 Questions to Ponder Before Making a Homeland Trip by Carrie Kitze
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=1409

Going Back – Parent’s Stories
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=998

Becoming an Advocate at School by Jean Sommerville
http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=291