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Attachment Center of the Rockies

The Adoption Exchange
The Adoption Exchange serves children waiting for adoption, current and prospective adoptive families.

Aces Too High
Continued research on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on brain development and lifelong health – mental and physical – issues.

Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute
Leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices – through sound research, education and advocacy – in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption.

Trust Based Relationship Interventions
A family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment, and/or neglect.


For Parents and Professionals:

“The Connected Child” by Karyn B Purvis and David R Cross
“Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control I and II” by Heather Forbes
“Dare to Love” by Heather Forbes
“Help for Billy” by Heather Forbes
“The Great Behavior Breakdown” – by B. Bryan Post
“Brainstorm: Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” by Daniel J Siegel
“Parenting From the Inside Out” by Daniel J Siegel
“The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J Siegel
“Trauma through a Child’s Eyes” by Peter Levine


“The Life List” by Lori Nelson Speilman
“Daughters for a Time” by Jennifer Handford
“And Then I Found You” by Patti Callahan Henry


“No Matter What: An Adoptive Family’s Story of Hope, Love, and Healing” by Sally Donovan
“360 Square: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity” by Carol Lillieqvist Welsh
“Home Is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family’s Journey in China” by Aminta Arrington

Children’s Books

“Born from the Heart”  by Berta Serrano
“Little Chick and Mommy Cat” by Marta Zafrilla

Middle Childhood/ Young Adult

“After Isaac” by Avra Wing
“The Year of the Baby” by Andrea Cheng
“Me, Him, Them, and It” by Caela Carter


“The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption” by Kathryn Joyce
“To the End of June: The Intimate Life Of American Foster Care” by Cris Beam
“Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles” by Miriam Silver


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