Resource Center

Welcome to the Resource Center, where you can find educational webinars, recommended readings, and stay updated on best practices for trauma-informed care.


Recommended Reading


Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

By Sherrie Eldridge

Adopting after Infertility: Messages from Practice, Research, and Personal Experience (1st Edition)

By Rachel Balen, Marilyn Crawshaw

Adopting On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Adoption for Single Parents

By Lee Varon

The Adoption Experience: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance

By Ann Morris

Adoption is a Family Affair: What Relatives and Friends Must Know 

By Patricia Irwin Johnston

Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief

By Evelyn Burns Robinson

Adoption Wisom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption

By Marlou Russell PhD

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption

By Elisabeth O'Toole

Creating Ceremonies: Innovative Ways to Meet Adoption Challenges

By Cheryl A. Liebernan, PhD and Rhea K. Bufferd, LCSW

The Family of Adoption: Completely Revised and Updated

By Joyce Maguire Pavao

International Adoption: Sensitive Advice for Prospective Parents

By Jean Knoll and Mary-Kate Murphy

Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make (2nd Edition)

By Sherrie Eldridge

Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Ending the Worry ABout Weight,

Picky Eating, Power Struggles, and More

By Katja Rowell MD

The Open Adoption Experience - A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families

By Lois Ruskai Melina

The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption

By Karen J. Foli, PhD

Small Feats: Unsung Accomplishments and Everyday Heroics of Foster and Adoptive Parents

By Richard J. Delaney, PhD

The Spirit of Open Adoption

By James L. Gritter

Telling the Truth to your Adopted or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past (2nd Edition)

By Betsey Keefer, Jayne E. Schooler, Bergin & Garvey

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Revised Edition

By Mary Hopkins-Best

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family

By Jayne E. Schooler and Thomas C. Atwood

You Can Adopt: An Adoptive Families Guide

By Susan Caughman and Isolde Motley

Recommended Online Resources


Learn More

Get In Touch

Harmony Family Center

118 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 400

Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone 865.982.5225



  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle

Harmony Family Center at Montvale

4901 Montvale Road

Maryville, TN 37803

Phone 865.981.3953


Harmony Family Center © 2020   |  Code of Ethics  |   Privacy Policy

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • Harmony Family Center YouTube Channel
  • White LinkedIn Icon