Suggested Books

WARM Recommended Reading List

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WARM recommends the following titles:

Memoir by WARM reunited adoptee:
The Tangled Red Thread by Elle Cuardaigh

Thirty adoptees share their wisdom:
The Adoptee Survival Guide by Lynn Grubb

The “girls” of the Baby Scoop Era:
The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler

Three titles by adoptee advocate Betty Jean Lifton:
Journey of the Adopted Self 
Lost and Found
Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter

A birth mother’s search:
The Other Mother by Carol Schaefer

Sometimes called “the adoptee’s bible”:
The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier

Haunting aftermath of relinquishment:
Waiting to Forget by Margaret Moorman

Well-received memoir by Korean adoptee:
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung

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Books written by or for adoptees: Adoptee Reading Resource

American Adoption Congress provides additional literature: