These are resources and experts I came across in my journey. These listings are by no means meant to be all-inclusive, but rather to provide a starting point for readers to conduct their own exploration. In addition, please note that some of these links may no longer be activated. I do my best to scrum this list whenever possible.
A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development (1988), John Bowlby
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1992), Dr. David Brodzinsky
Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma (2007), Deborah Gray
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents (2002), Deborah Gray
Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love (1998), Robert Karen
Adopting the Hurt Child (1998), Dr. Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
Parenting the Hurt Child (2002), Dr. Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
High Risk: Children Without a Conscience (1989) Ken Magid and Carole McKelvey
Children of Intercountry Adoptions in School: A Primer for Parents and Professionals (2002), Dr. Ruth Lynn Meese
The Primal Wound (1993), Nancy Newton Verrier
Coming Home To Self (2003), Nancy Newton Verrier
Online Magazines, Blogs:
The Nature of Love (1958), Dr. Harry Harlowe
The English and Romanian Adoptee Study: Effects of Early Deprivation on Long-Term Adjustment (1998), Professor Sir Michael Rutter
Therapeutic Parenting (2008), a white paper prepared by ATTACh (The Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)
ACEsConnection.com, a social network whose members use trauma-informed practices to prevent & lower adverse childhood experiences, and raise resilience.
ACEsTooHigh.com, a go-to site for news and information about adverse childhood experiences.
adopt.org, the National Adoption Center
adopting.com, an online resource for domestic and international adoption
adopting.org, Adoption Profiles, LLC, provides adoption articles, resources and chat rooms
Agape-Trust.org, a charitable organization working with Polish orphans, Vic and Joanna Magnet, Directors
americanadoptioncongress.org, The American Adoption Congress, an organization committed to adoption reform.
Mary D. Ainsworth Child-Parent Attachment Clinic at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Dr. Robert Marvin, Director
ATTACh.org, The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
Attachment.org, Nancy Thomas Parenting
Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, Dr. Gregory Keck, Director
attachmentdisorder.net, the Attachment Disorder Site
attachmentparenting.org, Attachment Parenting International is dedicated to educating and supporting parents, offering resources for education and networking
attachmentparenting.co.uk, the U.K. resource for attachment parenting.
attachmenttraumanetwork.com, The Attachment & Trauma Network, the nation’s oldest parent-led organization supporting families of children with attachment disorders
caseyfamilyservices.org, established by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to provide pre- and post-adoption services
childtrauma.org, the Child Trauma Academy provides information on the effects of child trauma and supportive interventions
Child Trauma Research Center, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Alicia Lieberman, Director
EEADOPT.org, Eastern European Adoption Coalition, Inc.
FRUA.org, Families For Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
NACAC, North American Council on Adoptable Children, committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and families who adopt them.
radkid.org, Reactive Attachment Disorder & Detachment Issues
Rainbowkids.com, The Voice of Adoption
Theraplay.org, The Theraplay Institute, an international training institute
Attachmentadoption.net, Family Attachment and Adoption Center, Oakland, CA., Virginia Keeler- Wolf, MA, MFT
Beyond Consequences Institute, Boulder, CO., Heather Forbes, Director
Jane Brown’s Adoption Playshops, Mississauga, Ontario, Jane Brown, MSW, Director
Cornerstone Counseling Services, Waukesha, WI., Dr. Ray Kinney, Director
Dr. Ronald Frederici & Associates – Care For Children International, Manassas, VA.
Jerri Ann Jenista, MD, Ann Arbor, MI