The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families’ lending library is a collection of books, tapes, and DVDs, as well as instantly downloadable newsletters and tip sheets, about a wide variety of topics related to foster care and adoption.

Wisconsin families and professionals are welcome to check out physical materials from our library (electronic items are available to all on demand). Materials requested will be shipped to you with a postage-paid return envelope. You can help us serve more people by sending along a check for the amount of postage if possible. You may check out four (4) items at a time and keep them for three (3) weeks.

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Author: Kristin Berry
ISBN: 978-0-89221-754-0
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Born Broken, An Adoptive Journey

The story began like a dream… A child is born with all the possibilities of a bright future. Nearby, a loving family waits for the son they have always dreamed of. When they become a family, little league, playdates, birthday parties and college scholarships all seem within the grasp of this all-American family. But when […]

The Hopeful Mom’s Guide to Adoption: The Wit and Wisdom You Need for the Journey

Choosing to adopt can be overwhelming, rendering you anxious, hopeful, and confused. This no-holds-barred guide gives you the authentic offerings of Rachel Garlinghouse’s ten-year (and counting) commitment to encouragement, education, ethics, and empathy. From the day  you first consider adoption, through the homestudy process, the waiting, placement, and finalization, Rachel offers both practical and heartfelt […]

Partners: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Family

Meeting the Needs of the Whole Family We chose to write about the impact of what it means to champion a child who has been touched by foster care and/or adoption because we know that sometimes the extra love needed is for yourself. The energy it takes to regularly ride the roller coaster of behaviors, […]

FAW: How Fostering Affects the Whole Family

How Fostering Affects the Whole Family Parenting has often been called the most difficult job you’ll ever love. And, as all parents know, the job comes with countless surprises, joys, and, yes, challenges. We often hear from foster parents that they feel “called” to do this particular kind of parenting. That, despite knowing the circumstances […]

Encouragement for the Adoption & Parenting Journey

  Adoption and subsequent parenting can be an overwhelming and trying journey, one you were never meant to travel alone. trying journey, one you were never meant to travel alone. With this conversational devotional in hand, you will be reminded of the many ways that God travels this journey with you, through every joy (grace, […]

Two Worlds – Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects

Tragic, true, heartbreaking, astonishing… those words have been used to describe the anthology Two Worlds, the first book to expose in first-person detail the adoption practices that have been going on for years under the guise of caring for destitute Indigenous children. What happened and where are these Native children now? The new updated Second […]

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death […]

Orbiting Jupiter

The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the […]

Battle-Weary Parents

n the midst of the storm, when it rains, it pours. Sometimes the only way to survive is to drop your umbrella and dance in the rain.  From the moment a child enters our life, parenting is a tough job. It’s even harder when a child is struggling with difficult behaviors–defiance, rejection, running away, drug […]