What to Do in the Waiting: Gather Books for Bonding
You close the door after the social worker leaves and the last home visit is done! This is a time to celebrate the huge feat of completing a home study showing you are ready to adopt a child. So, what do you do next while you wait for a referral?
One thing you can do while waiting:
Books for Bonding:
Mom and child: “Mommy’s Heart went Pop.” (an international adoption story).
Mommy’s Heart Went POP!: Christina Kyllonen, Peter Greer, Jeff Brown: 9781937498061: Amazon.com: Books
Dad and child: Just me and my dad Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter): Mayer, Mercer, Mayer, Mercer: 9780307118394: Amazon.com: Books
Brother and sister:
Gus Becomes a Big Brother: An Adoption Story: Lonczak, Heather S, Varjotie, Claudia: 9780978609399: Amazon.com: Books
Surrounded by Love: an open adoption story (domestic adoption) Surrounded by Love: An Open Adoption Story (Open Adoption Stories): Olson, Allison, Urbiztondo, Darlee: 9798985162912: Amazon.com: Books
Here at Children’s/Carolina Adoption Services we hope you can remain hopeful and prepare places in your heart and home for your child as you wait for them.