The list below includes books/dvds relating to Foster Care/Adoption. If you are interested in checking out any of this material, it is “housed” at Montgomery County Department of Social Services.


360 Degree Feed Back
A Forever Family
A Future Near Me
A Man Named Dave
A Parent and Teacher’s Handbook On Child Abuse
Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
A.D.D. not B.A.D.
Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids (2)
Adopting the Older Child
Adventures in Parenting
Adoption Digest – Stories of Joy, Loss, and the Journey
Adoption Reader
After Adoption-The Needs of Adopted Youth
American Sign Language Dictionary
As for Me & My House
Attachment and Bonding (2)
Beating the Adoption Game
Behavior Based Interviewing
Being Adopted
Black Baby: White Hands
Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Bobbie’s Story: A Feelings Workbook
Bodily Harm: Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
Building Solutions in Child Protective Services
Burnout Among Social Workers
Case for Bureaucracy (The)
Changing the Delinquent
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Adoption
Control the Chaos
Culture Shift
Did My First Mother Love Me?
Divorced but Still My Parents
Do I Have A Daddy?
DSM-IV Made Easy
DSM-IV Training Guide
Encouraging the Heart
Every Child Deserves a Champion
Explosive Child
Family Visiting in Out-of-Home Care
Finding My Way
Five Love Languages
Foster Parenting Abused Children
From Emotions to Advocacy
From Fear to Love
Going to court
Go To Your Room
Gung Ho!
Gus Chronicles: Reflections from an Abused Kid
Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse
Happy Adoption Day
Have a New Kid By Friday
Healing Power of Family: Overview of Life with Disturbed Foster/Adoptive Child
Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children
Helping in Child Protective Services (2)
How I Was Adopted (2)
How to Work With Your Court: A guide for Child Welfare Agency Administration
I can do it! (2)
I Miss My Foster Parents
I Miss You: A First Look at Death
I Speak for This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate
I’d Rather Be With a Real Mom Who Loves Me
I’m chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children
I’m Not Your Friend, I’m Your Parent
Jonathan Letters: One Family’s Use of Support as They Took in, and Fell in Love with, a Troubled Child
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Keys To Parenting An Adopted Child
Kissing Hand (2)
Learning Disabilities: IEP guide NOLOS
Life of a Bipolar Child: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know
Little Book of Parenting (The)
Making Cultural Connections
Making Reasonable Efforts
Mars Pathfinder (The)
Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care & Questions & Activities Book
Monday Morning Leadership
Mulberry Bird
My Body is Private
My Family is Forever
My Mom Has a Bad Temper
Never, Never, Never Will She Stop Loving You
New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder
One Minute Apology (The)
Outgrowing the Pain: Book For and About Adults Abused as Children
Out-of-Sync Child
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic
Parents Guide to Tantrums
Parents Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (The)
Power Parenting for Children with ADD/ADHD
Practical Tools for Foster Parents
Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teens Safe (and Parents Sane)
Psychologically Battered Child (The)
Raising Adopted Children: Practical Advice for Every Adoptive Parent
Raising Cain: Caring for Troubled Youngsters/Repairing Our Troubled System (3)
Raving Fans
Recognizing Child Abuse
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (The)
Signs of Safety
Social Skills Lessons and Activities
Somebody Else’s Children
Son-Up, Son-Down (2)
Special Education Law
Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care (The)
Start Right, Stay Right, Lead Right
Still Waters (autobiography by former foster youth)
Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice (The)
Success as a Foster Parent
Taking Charge of ADHD
Tear Soup (children’s book about loss)
Teenagers with ADD
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child
Theories of Social Work With Groups
There is Only One You
Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner…Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve
To Love a Child: Ways to Share Your Life with Children(Adoption/Fostering)
Toddler Adoption
Three Little Words: A Memoir
Treating Sexually Abused Children and their Families
Trying Hard is Not Good Enough
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Visit (child’s book about going to visitation)
Walk Awhile In My Shoes
We’re Not Monsters: Teens Speak Out About Teens in Trouble
Whale Done
What Color is Your Parachute?
What Kids Need Most in a Mom
What Your Explosive Child Is Trying to Tell You
What’s Wrong with Timmy? (2)
When a Stranger Calls You Mom
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Loss
When Someone Dies
When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent’s Guide to Healing & Recovery
Whole Life Adoption Book (The)
Why Was I Adopted?
Win or Lose? You Choose
Working Successfully With Screwed Up People
“Yes” or “No”
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Kid without Losing Your Mind
Yo! Let’s eat: A cookbook for teenagers with recipes from teenagers
Your Anxious Child
Zachary’s New Home – A Story for Foster and Adopted Children
Internet Safety
Household Management (4)
Money Management (4)
Unlock Your Brains Potential

***Disclaimer: This program has not previewed every resource on this list, and we are not in agreement with all information. However, we want to make resources available whenever possible.