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: Mike Berry
ISBN: 978-0-7369-7083-9
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Take Me Home – Protecting America’s Vulnerable Children and Families

There is a profound crisis in the United States’ foster care system, Jill Duerr Berrick writes in this expertly researched, passionately written book. No state has passed the federally mandated Child and Family Service Review; two-thirds of the state systems have faced class-action lawsuits demanding change; and most tellingly, well over half of all children […]

Riley the Brave

Join our hero, Riley Bear, on the adventure of a lifetime as he learns to be brave like a cub. He has always been courageous and clever, but his journey with some safe big critters might just unlock his guarded heart in new ways. This super-cool cub is ready to rise to the challenge!   […]


When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he’s eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because “not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that ain’t babies.” But Lonnie hasn’t given up. His […]

Bunny Roo, I Love You

This warm and wonderfully illustrated story celebrates the many ways all kinds of new babies are welcomed and made to feel at home in their new world. (32 pages, 2017, preschool and up, infant adoption) Author: Melissa MarrISBN: 978-0-399-54647-1Count: 1

Lying up a Storm

A Storm is Brewing… Whenever Levi doesn’t like the truth, he kinda, sorta makes up other stuff to say. One day his mother explains to him that telling lies will damage the trust of his friends and make him very sad. “Whenever you tell a lie, your inside sun goes away. Then a lying cloud forms, and […]

30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents

You opened your heart when you said, “Yes, God, I”ll adopt.” But you’ve discovered that opening your heart to the idea of adoption may be the easiest part of the journey. Now comes the everyday reality of emotional highs and lows that only another adoptive parent could understand. In 30 Days of Hope for Adoptive […]

My Fairy Birthmother

Written by an adoptive mother and child, My Fairy Birthmother is a one-of-a-kind adoption storybook that invites young readers to embrace and heal the inherent loss around adoption with new eyes, a renewed spirit and a hopeful heart. Because the story is told from the child’s point of view, My Fairy Birthmother gives children validation […]