We have resumed processing Lending Library orders!
Please know that there may be slight delays, as library orders are only being processed once per week at this time. In addition, please note that we are taking precautionary measures to sanitize items to help keep everyone safe.

Please feel free to call us at 414-475-1246 or 800-762-8063 and speak with a member of our resource team who may be able to help guide you to other materials that may be helpful.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families’ free 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 for free (electronic items are available to all, for free, and 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.

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail info@coalitionforcyf.org.

Learning to Let Go: Coping with Reunification Anxiety

From the moment a child enters your home, the fear of reunification can also move in. How will you say goodbye? Will the child be returning to a safe and stable environment? How will the other kids in your care react when this child leaves? The first goal of foster care is often reunification. And, […]

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 […]

Foster Parenting Toolbox, The

What do you need to meet the needs of the children in your care? Each child will be unique and require a different set of tools in your toolbox. Covering topics from newborns to teens and everything in between, this book will help not only foster parents, but be beneficial to those who work with […]

My Foster Care Journey

This book is an easy to use lifebook for foster children. What a wonderful way for a child to record and remember the events before he or she was adopted or reunited with the birth family. There are fill-in-the-blank pages to record information about birthparents, foster care (with room for multiple placements), adoption or reunification […]

Sexual Behaviors of Children: Skills for Caregivers

Training for foster parents. Describing the children; What foster parents needs to be successful; Understanding child sexual behaviors; Prevention of sexual abuse and sexual behavior problems; managing problem sexual behaviors; Disclosure of sexual abuse to foster parents; Reunification. Includes – Helping Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Includes 2 pamphlets – 1.Updated Understanding Children’s Sexual Behavior […]

The Girls Who Went Away

In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the several decades before Roe vs Wade. Coalition Staff Member Review In this book, […]