Welcome to the Chosen for Life Resource Library! We hope you will find these recommended resources helpful to you in your journey. By clicking on the link of each resource, you will be redirected to our Amazon affiliate link where you can purchase the item and support Chosen for Life Ministries simultaneously. Our goal is to help fully equip you to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Scroll to find:

  • Video and Audio from the CFLM Archives
  • Books for Adults
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*Chosen for Life Ministries does not claim the following resources as perfect nor has each item listed been thoroughly vetted by a CFLM staff member. The majority of the resources listed below have been recommended by trusted friends and organizations who are also involved in the care of orphaned and vulnerable children. If you have questions or concerns about any items listed, please email chosenforlifeathens@gmail.com.


FROM THE CFLM ARCHIVES:

At our 5th Annual Choosing to Care Conference on February 4th, 2017, we had the honor of hearing from Jason Johnson of www.jasonjohnsonblog.com. Listen as Jason addresses the common question we find ourselves asking as we consider our role in caring for orphaned and vulnerable children - "Do I Have What it Takes?"

BOOKS FOR ADULTS:

Reclaiming Adoption by Dan Cruver, John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard D. Phillips, and Jason Kovacs Adoption

Reclaiming Adoption by Dan Cruver, John Piper, Scotty Smith, Richard D. Phillips, and Jason Kovacs

Adoption

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids by Gregory C. Keck, PhD, and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW Adoption

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids by Gregory C. Keck, PhD, and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Adoption

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory C. Keck, PhD, and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW Adoption

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory C. Keck, PhD, and Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren Adoption

Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren

Adoption

Wait No More: One Family's Amazing Adoption Journey by Kelly and John Rosati Adoption/Foster Care

Wait No More: One Family's Amazing Adoption Journey by Kelly and John Rosati

Adoption/Foster Care

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison Foster Care

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison

Foster Care

The Garbage Bag Kids by Virginia Jeffers Foster Care

The Garbage Bag Kids by Virginia Jeffers

Foster Care

In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence by Philip Darke and Keith McFarland Orphan Care

In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence by Philip Darke and Keith McFarland

Orphan Care

Infinitely More by Alex Krutov Orphan Care

Infinitely More by Alex Krutov

Orphan Care

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Orphan Care

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Care

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline Trauma

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline

Trauma

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman Raising Children

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman

Raising Children

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Raising Children

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Raising Children

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  Raising Children

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. 

Raising Children


BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:

A Blessing From Above by Patti Henderson Adoption

A Blessing From Above by Patti Henderson

Adoption

Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story by Lori Rosove Adoption

Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story by Lori Rosove

Adoption

All Bears Need Love by Tanya Valentine, Illustrated by Adam Taylor Adoption

All Bears Need Love by Tanya Valentine, Illustrated by Adam Taylor

Adoption

Victor's Dream by Deborah Ehler Polston, Illustrated by Jay Montgomery Adoption

Victor's Dream by Deborah Ehler Polston, Illustrated by Jay Montgomery

Adoption

Kids Like Me in China by Ying Ying Fry Adoption

Kids Like Me in China by Ying Ying Fry

Adoption

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza  Adoption

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza 

Adoption

God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergen, Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant Adoption

God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergen, Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant

Adoption

On the Far Side of Poplar Pond by Anjanette Walchshauser, Illustrated by Paul Miller Adoption 

On the Far Side of Poplar Pond by Anjanette Walchshauser, Illustrated by Paul Miller

Adoption 

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis, Illustrated by Jane Dyer Adoption

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis, Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Adoption

I Don't Have Your Eyes by Carrie A. Kitze, Illustrated by Rob Williams Adoption

I Don't Have Your Eyes by Carrie A. Kitze, Illustrated by Rob Williams

Adoption

Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson, Illustrated by Mary Gallagher Adoption/Foster Care

Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson, Illustrated by Mary Gallagher

Adoption/Foster Care

Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine M. Blomquist and Paul B. Blomquist, Illustrated by Margo Lemieux Adoption/Foster Care

Zachary's New Home: A Story for Foster and Adopted Children by Geraldine M. Blomquist and Paul B. Blomquist, Illustrated by Margo Lemieux

Adoption/Foster Care

A Family for Sammy by Kate Gaynor, Illustrated by Eva Byrne Foster Care

A Family for Sammy by Kate Gaynor, Illustrated by Eva Byrne

Foster Care

Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care by Jan Levinson Gilman, Illustrated by Kathy O'Malley Foster Care

Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care by Jan Levinson Gilman, Illustrated by Kathy O'Malley

Foster Care

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis Foster Care

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki, Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis

Foster Care

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Julie Nelson, Illustrated by Mary Gallagher Foster Care

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Julie Nelson, Illustrated by Mary Gallagher

Foster Care

A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story by John and Kelly Degarmo, Illustrated by Norma Jeanne Trammell Foster Care

A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story by John and Kelly Degarmo, Illustrated by Norma Jeanne Trammell

Foster Care

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy, Illustrated by Whitney Martin Foster Care

Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents by Janice Levy, Illustrated by Whitney Martin

Foster Care

It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change by Lysa TerKeurst, Illustrated by Natalia Moore Trauma

It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change by Lysa TerKeurst, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

Trauma

Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman, Illustrated by Teri Weidner Trauma

Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman, Illustrated by Teri Weidner

Trauma

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, Illustrated by Cary Pillo Trauma

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, Illustrated by Cary Pillo

Trauma


DOCUMENTARIES AND MOVIES:

Stuck  - Adoption Documentary

Stuck  - Adoption Documentary

Closure - Adoption Documentary

ClosureAdoption Documentary

The Dark Matter of Love - Adoption Documentary

The Dark Matter of LoveAdoption Documentary

Finding Dory - Adoption Related Themes 

Finding Dory - Adoption Related Themes 

The Blind Side - Adoption Related Themes

The Blind Side Adoption Related Themes

Despicable Me - Adoption Related Themes

Despicable MeAdoption Related Themes

Annie - Adoption Related Themes

AnnieAdoption Related Themes