11 Best Children Books About Adoption Update 05/2022

Children Books About Adoption

It was one of the best pieces of advice we got after we brought our daughter home from the adoption agency. We were told to tell her every night how she came to be a part of our family. This way, when she is old enough to start asking questions, we already know how to answer them. There is no need to figure out what is appropriate for our age, how to explain the hard and tough parts, or what we want to say in two seconds. We don’t have to think about these things.

This is a story about a 2-week-old, big brown-eyed baby. At first, I thought it was a little crazy to try to explain it to a 2-week-old. The word “adoption” is not a bad word or something we don’t want to talk about. How do we explain it? We had a baby shower, and we asked for books instead of cards. This would be a good place for us to start. When we tell our daughter how she came to live with us, we read a lot. What better way for us to do this than with a book with pictures and characters that she can relate to and that are also appropriate for her age group?

In the past, these books have been a great help to her as she has gotten old. He loves being able to help her grow into a person who wants to read books all the time. There are a lot of books out there about adoption that don’t just talk about infant adoptions like ours. There are also books about international, foster, stepparent, and family adoptions. We also love having books that talk about transracial adoption because we are a transracial family and we love books that talk about that.

You can see a list of books I’ve put together below that cover a wide range of adoptions in terms of race, family, and setting.

Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon.

Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon

The book is based on the beautiful song. The real treasure in this book is the work of Julie Paschkis, who did the illustrations. This is what her art shows: transracial families, single parents, gay parents, young and old parents, siblings, and only children. It’s great to have a book that shows all of the different types of families that people have. If you buy this book, it comes with sheet music for the song that the book is based on. So get out your keyboard or old recorder and sing or read along with this beautiful book.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis. 

We all know Jamie Lee Curtis is a well-known actress, but did you know she is also a mother? She wrote this book for her daughter, whom she adopted through an adoption lawyer. She wrote it for her. Tell me again how you couldn’t carry a baby in your womb. That’s what this book says to families who can’t have children. “Tell me again about how you got on an airplane with my baby bag and flew to get me.” A lot of the stories in this book are based on real-life events that have been made even funnier. I love the illustrations by Laura Cornell because they’re so silly and fun. You can’t miss the “Tub O Lard” diaper cream or the cup with teeth-soaking water on the grandpa’s nightstand. These things are sure to make kids and parents laugh and be curious, too.

We Belong Together by Todd Parr. 

A friend’s daughter, who is adopted, bought this book for us, so we can read it. “I hope this book brings you happiness.” It is love. Because every child needs a good mother or father, we found one. Different, but the same. I agree with you! You and your child are meant to be together, and this sums up the book perfectly. People don’t know how the family came together, but they do. This book is for you, no matter how you were brought together: domestic, international, or through foster care, no matter how. They are easy to read, and the bright colors and simple drawings are sure to keep even the youngest of readers interested.

God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren. 

You should read this book if you’re religious, have a family that has been through infertility, are transracial, or are adopting a child from another country. Story: The little fox asks his mother to tell him how the little fox came to be with his mama fox. This is how the story starts: The watercolor illustrations by Laura J. Bryant are so beautiful. The choice to make the two foxes different colors is great. They look great. If you are a mother who is waiting to adopt a baby fox, you will notice how the fur of the mother is very detailed. I don’t think anyone can finish this book without getting a little teary-eyed.

I Wished for You by Marianne Richmond. 

I Wished for You by Marianne Richmond

My favorite story to read to my daughter is this one. The story is about a mother bear and her little bear. It tells the baby bear’s story of how they came to be a family, all at the same time. In this story, you can make it your own. That’s the best part! How cool, isn’t it? The website to customize is very easy to use, and you can see the book before you buy it. This is a good book to read right before bedtime because the illustrations are soft and in neutral colors. This will help the mind get ready for sleep. I think everyone in the adoption world should read this book. It doesn’t matter if you’re a single parent home, a transracial family, a family that adopts internationally or domestically, or just someone who would like to give a book to a friend or family member who’s adopting. This book is for you.

And That’s Why She’s My Mama by Tiarra Nazario. 

What is a mother? How do you think that’s even possible? Is that true? This book dissects that thought and talks about what a mama is. She picks you up when you have a cut; she puts you to bed at night; she loves you. As adoptive parents, we know that we will have to have hard talks with our kids, but I think this opens the door for them. When we become parents, we become the child’s birth parents and adoptive parents. What’s the difference? Finally, that’s the conversation you’ll have to have. Fortunately, a book like this can help make those conversations a little more pleasant.

Over The Moon by Karen Katz.

To bring your child back home, did you go somewhere far away? Is this book for you? They brought their daughter home from Guatemala. Karen Katz wrote this story about that. When you read this story, you’ll learn about everything from getting a phone call to flying on a plane. There are a lot of people who can relate to this book. The fruit seller, the neighbor, and the grandma all keep asking whether they have a child yet. A lot of the pictures in this book are very pretty. In this picture, you can see Karen Katz’s background in costume design, graphics, and art. It has a lot of color, and the design is similar to our other favorite Karen Katz book, The Color of Us, which we also love.

Yes, I’m Adopted by Sharlie Zinniger.

Yes, I’m Adopted by Sharlie Zinniger

It’s a good book if you were adopted as a child. You can start a conversation about how adoption is built on love by reading this simple book. Bright and beautiful colors are used in this book, and they make it look good. People with red hair and freckles make me want to read their stories. Rush and buy this book now, because it’s only $1.

The Adoption Tree by Kimberly James.

This story is about a little tree that was growing, but then it was uprooted and put in a new place that was just right. I like the way this story looks. Adoption is a beautiful thing to show and a great way to start new talks. Children should know that their birth family, their heritage, and their culture are all part of who they are. This is a good place to start talking to them about this. Even when they grow up, it talks about their adoptive family and the family they will make.

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza.

I’ve read. A good story to read to my daughter and a good way to talk about adoption. Oh, my gosh! I didn’t know that! It failed in so many ways. Choco has a mother now! It’s on the same lines, but it’s a lot better. In order to find a mother, Choco sets out on a journey. This is what happened: When he went to see the bears, he met their other children, which were all babies: an alligator and two little piglets. Love is what binds families together, no matter how big or small they are or how different they look. The fact that this is especially good for foster families and families that were made through foster adoption is also very good for them.

The Adoption Coloring Book: An Adoption Primer for Young Children by Larisa Collins

When I found this, I laughed out loud because I was so happy. When you talk about adoption, it’s fun and cool to start with this idea. It’s a good idea to play with your child, or at least color with them, so they can open up and talk. Whether you are adopting a child or not, this coloring book is for you. This book talks about international, domestic, infant, foster, and even stepfamily adoptions all over. What’s even better is that because it’s a coloring book, you get to choose how each person looks. I love that. When you think about it, there are a lot of ways families come in different shapes and sizes.

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