Sleep: General Resources

Here are a few of the resources I’ve been pulling together related to sleep and adoption. Hopefully some of these articles, links and books will be of some help to folks. For those families whose children are experiencing sleep issues, please know that you are not alone and that it does get better. Many, many of us have gone down this path too and can empathize.


  • Title: Sleep and Adoption: “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
  • Author: Leo J. Burke
  • Link:
  • Note: This article had a lot of practical suggestions and good information in it.  This was one of my favorite articles.


Book recommendations and reviews by the Center for Adoption Medicine at the University of Washington:

  • “Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep?” by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • “Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Jodi A. Mindell
  • “The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers” by Elizabeth Pantley
  • “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” by Marc Weissbluth
  • “The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night” by Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears
  • “Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens” by Jodi Mindell, Judith Owens
  • “Your Baby Can Sleep: The Practical, Proven Method for Solving your Baby’s Sleep Problems” (video)


Here’s a link to other sleep resources recommended by the Center for Adoption Medicine at the University of Washington:


Adoption Learning Partners:

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