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Parents' Primer: Families



Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J306.874 LEVY Levy, Janice Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents
A young girl living with her foster parent describes the emotional ups and downs of being separated from her mother and living in unfamiliar surroundings.
J306.874 RISSM Rissman, Rebecca Foster Parents
In 'Foster Parents,' children learn about foster care, foster parents, and how all families are different.
J306.874 SCHUE Schuette, Sarah L Foster Families
Simple words and pictures explain foster families to children.
J362.73 Banish, Roslyn A Forever Family
Eight-year-old Jennifer Jordan-Wong describes her adoption by a family after four years of living as a foster child with many different families.
J362.733 LEVIN Levine, Jennifer My Foster Family: A Story for Children Entering Foster Care
The story of Jamal, a boy in foster care, who, accompanied by his foster mother, is going to visit his biological mother.
J362.733 NELSO Nelson, Julie Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights
J362.733 NELSO Nelson, Julie Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Young Children in Foster Care
A simple, repetitive book expresses to children that kids deserve to be safe, which is why they need a foster family.
J362.733 Weitzman, Elizabeth Let's Talk About Foster Homes
Explains why one goes to a foster home, who foster parents are, what to do if things don't work out, and other matters regarding foster care.
J362.733 Wilgocki, Jennifer Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care
Introduces the people and procedures involved in foster care, and the feelings, reactions, and concerns of new foster children. Includes an afterward for caregivers.
PTC J362.733 PRACT Temple-Plotz, Lana Practical Tools for Foster Parents
A book for foster parents to help them meet the challenges of foster parenting, such as building a positive relationship with the child, working with the child's parents, and how to handle transitions.
JE DIAZ Diaz, Kim The Perfect Match : A Story about Foster Care, Family, and Adoption
Hailey wishes for a family of her own. She is eight years old and has lived with four different families and has never known her real mom and dad...
JE GILMA Gilman, Jan Levinson Murphy's Three Homes
JE LOVEL Lovell, Cynthia Miller The Star : A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care
JE MacLachlan, Patricia Mama One, Mama Two
A young child lives with a foster family until her own mother is well enough to care for her.
JE Woodson, Jacqueline Our Gracie Aunt
When a brother and sister are taken to stay with their mother's sister because their mother neglects them, they wonder if they will see their mother again.

Non-print Materials: Media Kits and/or DVDs

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
KIT J362.733 FOSTE Foster Care - Kit for Kids
Contains eight children's books, one parent/teacher resource, and one videorecording on the topic of foster families.


Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association

Kids Health for Kids: Foster Families

National Foster Parent Association

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

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