Operation Identity has assembled a library of adoption-related books, pamphlets, DVDs, video and audio tapes which are available for members to borrow. At the moment, the Lending Library is “homeless”—sitting in a number of boxes at the home of a member—and a selection of the available books is brought to each meeting. Previously, the Library was housed at The Serenity Shop; but when that store closed, the Library went into storage. We are actively looking for another home for the Library that would make our books more readily available for members to borrow.

Below is a list of all the items currently available in the Operation Identity Lending Library.

(Where available, a link to the O.I. book review is provided)
The Admiral’s DaughterVictoria Fyodorova

The Adopted Break SilenceJean M. Paton

An Adopted WomanKatrina Maxtone-Graham

Adoptees Come of AgeRoland Nydam

Adopting the Hurt ChildGregory Keck & Regina Kupecky

Adoption: The Facts, Feelings, and Issues of a Double Heritage
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Jeanne DuPrau

Adoption: A Handful of HopeSuzanne Arms

Adoption Agencies, Orphanages, and Maternity HomesReg Niles

Adoption AwarenessJeanne Lindsay & Catherine Monserrat

The Adoption DilemmaVincenette Scheppler

The Adoption ExperienceJerome Smith & Franklin Miroff

Adoption in America Coming of AgeHal Aigner

The Adoption Life CycleElinor Rosenberg

Adoption Nation
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Adam Pertman

The Adoption Reader
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Susan Wadia-Ells, ed.

The Adoption Resource BookLois Gilman

The Adoption Resource Book (rev. ed.)Lois Gilman

The Adoption Reunion HandbookLiz Trinder, Julia Feast & David Howe

The Adoption Reunion Survival GuideJulie Jarrell Bailey & Lynn Giddens

Adoption ReunionsMichelle McColm

The Adoption SearchbookMary Jo Rillera

The Adoption TriangleArthur D. Sorosky, M.D., Annette Baran, M.S.W., & Reuben Pannor, M.S.W.

Adoption, Current Issues and TrendsPaul Sachdev

Adoption, Identity, and KinshipKatarina Wegar

Adoptions Without Agencies: A Study of Independent AdoptionsWilliam Meezan, Sanford Katz & Eva Manoff Russo

Adoptive KinshipH. David Kirk

Adoptive WisdomMarlou Russell

Andrew and TobiasJ.I.M. Stewart

As If Kids MatteredMarlene Webber

Attaching in AdoptionDeborah Gray

Beating the Adoption GameCynthia Martin

Before GermannaJohni Cerny & Gary J. Zimmerman

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for SelfDavid M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter & Robin Marantz Henig

Beneath a Tall Tree
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Jean Strauss

Birth BondJudith Gediman & Linda Brown

BirthmarkLorraine Dusky

BirthmothersMerry Bloch Jones

Black Baby, White Hands
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Jaiya John

Can This Child Be Saved?Foster Cline & Cathy Helding

The Canadian Adoption GuideJudith Wine

The Child That Never WasYvonne Kaye

Coffee Rings
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Yvonne Lehman

The Complete Adoption BookLaura Beauvais-Godwin & Raymond Godwin

DalvaJim Harrison

Dear Birth MotherKathleen Silber & Phyllis Speedlin

Death by AdoptionJoss Shawyer

A Death in White Bear LakeBarry Siegel

Disturbing the Peace
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Nancy Newman

Faces of AdoptionLynn Giddens

Faint TrailsHal Aigner

Family SecretsDavid Leitch

Finding FernandaErin Siegal

Finding Me in a Paper Bag
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Sally Howard

Finding My FatherRod McKuen

For Every Man & Other PoemsDolores H. Rios

Fostering ChangesRichard Delaney

The Gift Wrapped in SorrowJane Guttman

Go Out and LiveDoris & Ken Hall

The Great Adoptee Search BookJean A.S. Strauss

The Great American Birth RiteWilliam & Joanna Woolfolk

Guide to County Records on Microfilm (Missouri)James Kirkpatrick

Half Way Home!: Contact and Reunion Guidelines for Families Separated by AdoptionLynn-Claire Davis

Hand Me DownLeigh Bonheur

Handbook for the SearchEmma Vilardi

Handbook for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in ChildrenBeverly James

Healing the Adoption Experience
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Nancy Parkhill

Hearts Do Not BreakJosephine Lawrence

How It Feels to be AdoptedJill Krementz

How to Find Your Past: A Search Handbook for AdopteesCarol Anne Gray

I Choose This DaySharon Fieker

I Choose You
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Deborah Ripoli-Greulich

I Hope You Have a Good Life
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Campbell Armstrong

I Wish You Didn’t Know My NameMichele Launders & Penina Spiegel

I Would Have Searched ForeverSandra Kay Musser

I’m Still MeBetty Jean Lifton

Imagining AdoptionMarianne Novy, ed.

In Search of a StrangerWarren Siegmond

In Search of ConnectionNancy Sitterly

In the Best Interests of the ChildJoseph Goldstein, Anna Freud, Albert J. Solnit, and Sonja Goldstein

Infertility: Women Speak OutRenate Klein

The InheritanceTom Savage

Journey of the Adopted SelfBetty Jean Lifton

Journeys After AdoptionJayne Schooler & Betsie Norris

Laura ZLaura Z. Hobson

A Limb of Your TreeDoris D. Smith

Looking for Lost BirdYvette Melanson

Lost and FoundBetty Jean Lifton

A Man and His Mother
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Tim Green

MaurieDouglas Morrow

May the Circle Be Unbroken
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Lynn Franklin

Michel, MichelRobert Lewis

The Miracle SeekersMary Martin Mason

Mommie DearestChristina Crawford

Mommy Far, Mommy Near
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Carol Antoinette Peacock

The Mother MachineGena Corea

A Mother’s StoryMary Beth Whitehead

Mothers-At-Risk: The Role of Social Work In Prevention of Morbidity in Infants of Socially Disadvantaged MothersFlorence Haselkorn

No Language But a CryRichard D’Ambrosio

No More Here and ThereAnn Carney

Off BalanceDominique Moceanu

Once Removed
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Wendie Redmond & Sherry Sleightholm

The OrphanChet House

Orphan: A True Story of Abandonment, Abuse, and RedemptionRoger Dean Kiser, Sr.

Orphan VoyageRuthena Hill Kittson (pseudonym of Jean Paton)

The Other Mother
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Carol Schaefer

Out of My TreeHaywood Giles

Out of the Shadows
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Mary Martin Mason

Pick Your Poison
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Leann Sweeney

PoppoJosef Berger

The Post-Adoption Blues
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Karen Foli & John Thompson

The Primal Wound
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Nancy Newton Verrier

The Psychology of AdoptionDavid Brodzinsky & Marshall Schecter

Raising Adopted ChildrenLois Ruskai Melina

The Reader’s Guide to Books on Post-Adoption IssuesMichelle Carlini

Real Parents, Real ChildrenHolly van Guiden & Lisa Barteis-Rabb

The Reg Niles Searchbook for Adult AdopteesReg Niles

Reunion: A Year in LettersKatie Hern & Ellen Gary Carlson

Running ScaredLinda Jackson

The Sacred BondPhyllis Chesler

Sacred Connections
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Mary Ann Koenig

The Sea ChestToni Buzzeo

Search: A Handbook for Adoptees and Birth ParentsJayne Askin, with Bob Oskam

Search Aftermath and AdjustmentsPatricia Sanders & Nancy Sitterly

The Search for Anna FisherFlorence Fisher

Searching for a Past
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Jayne Schooler

Searching in CaliforniaPatricia Sanders

Searching in FloridaDiane C. Robie

Searching in IllinoisGayle Beckstead & Mary Lou Kozub

Searching in IndianaMickey Dimon Carty

Searching in New YorkKate Burke

The Secret Life of the Unborn ChildThomas Verny, M.D., with John Kelly

Shared FateH. David Kirk

Shedding Light on the Dark Side of AdoptionMarsha Riben

A Single Square Picture
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Katy Robinson

Soul Connection
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Ann Hughes

Straight from the Kitchen (O.I. Cookbook)O.I. Members

The Stranger Who Bore MeKaren March

Su AnnDoris Johnson

Sudden FuryLeslie Walker

Synchronicity and Reunion
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LaVonne Harper Stiffler

Tell Me My NameMary Carter

Tennessee TearsGeorge John Curtis

Thank You, Son, for Finding Me
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Beth Kane

The Third ChoiceLeslie Foge & Gail Mosconi

To Prison with LoveSandy Musser

Tree Castle Island
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Jean Craighead George

Twice BornBetty Jean Lifton

Ultimate Search BookLori Carangelo

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Thomas Bass

Waiting to ForgetMargaret Moorman

A Wedding to Die For
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Leann Sweeney

Welcome Home: A Guide for Adoptive, Foster and Treatment Foster Parents
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Christopher Alexander, Ph.D.

Welcome Home!: An International and Nontraditional Adoption Reader
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Lita Linzer Schwartz & Florence Kaslow

What Now?: Coping with Search, Contact and ReunionMary Jo Rillera

When Summer’s in the MeadowNiall Williams & Christina Breen

Wuhu Diary
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Emily Prager

Adoption Issues (Three)Randolph Severson

Booklets on various adoption issues (Nine) Concerned United Birthparents

Choices, Chances, Changes Concerned United Birthparents

How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option National Endowment for Financial Education

Pamphlets on Search American Adoption Congress

Program Transcript (adoption reunion with 13 siblings) Dateline

20/20 Program about Vietnamese woman finding birth father and Loretta Young’s birth daughter

Broken TiesDebra Baker

The Butterbox Babies

ClosureBryan Tucker

Cora Unashamed TV movie and 48 Hours program, Aug 2001, on Egg and Sperm Donors and Surrogate Custody Case

Daughter from DaNang PBS documentary on adopted daughter finding birth family in Vietnam

The Deep End of the OceanUlu Grosbard, Dir.

For the Life of MeJean A.S. Strauss

Lost and FoundDebra Baker (video on birth mother and birth son) (2003)

Lost and FoundDebra Baker (video on birth mother and birth son) (2005)

Mother and ChildRodrigo Garcia

Operation Identity interviews Channel 17

Program on adoption issues Sixty Minutes

Program on birth parents and birth daughter (reunion) Dateline

Secret Daughter Frontline documentary about June Cross (producer)

Secrets and LiesMike Leigh (Writer & Dir.)

Unlocking the Heart of AdoptionSheila Ganz

Without a Trace: Lost Boy Episode of TV show written by Byron Balasco and Greg Walker (writers)