Argent, H with Cairns, K (2004) Related by Adoption: A handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives.
BAAF. ISBN 1903699398
This ‘warm and practical’ handbook gives grandparents-to-be and other relatives information about adoption today that directly affects them. It discusses how the wider family can support building a family through adoption. Further details and ordering options can be found on the BAAF website
Clapton, G (2003) Relatively Unkown: A Year in the Life of the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland.
Scotland Family Care. ISBN 0950811769
This is a collection of over sixty first-hand accounts from those who have used the Register. Useful for everyone affected by adoption and by all those who work with them.
Clark, G (2008) The Role of Mother and Baby Homes in the Adoption of Children Born Outside Marriage in Twentieth-Centry England and Wales
Family & Community History 11(1), May 2008, pp.45-59
A fascinating article considering the role of mother and baby homes in providing unmarried pregnant girls with accommodation and support while making decisions about their future, and proposing that the unforgiving attitude of families and rejection of the girls by the community influenced decisions to place children for adoption.
Harris, P (2006) In Search of Belonging: Reflections of Transracially Adopted People.
BAAF. ISBN 1903699770
A substantial anthology giving voice to the experience of transracial adoption in the UK through poetry, art, autobiography, memoir and oral testimony from over 50 adoptees. Further details and ordering options can be found on the BAAF website
Hollway, S (Editor) (2005) Family Wanted: Adoption Stories
Granta Books. ISBN 1862077533
A powerful collection of pieces by writers on adoption, from all three sides of the issue: writers who are adopted, those who have given up children for adoption and those who have adopted.
Howe, D (1996) Adopters on Adoption.
BAAF. ISBN 1873868324
Personal stories from adoptive parents starting with initial thought about adoption through to supporting adopted children in adulthood. Further details and ordering options can be found on the BAAF website
Melina, L (2001) Raising Adopted Children.
Harper Collins. ISBN 0060957174.
Offers parents practical advice about raising an adopted child and covers current issues such as prenatal drug exposure and transracial adoption.