Adoption

Here is a sample of our adoption section, including books for both children and adults. Stop by the store to see more!
We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316016681
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Published: Megan Tingley Books - November 1st, 2007

In a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family. It's about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.


Finding Joy Cover Image
By Marion Coste, Yong Chen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590781920
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Boyds Mills Press - October 1st, 2006

A mother makes the long journey to China to see her new baby for the first time. When Shu-li is born, her parents wrap her in a blanket and take her to town. The government says that a family is allowed to have only one child. So they lay Shu-li on the ground beneath a bridge. On her blanket they pin a note that reads THIS IS OUR SHU-LI. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF HER. NO ROOM FOR GIRLS.


Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects on Raising Internationally Adopted Children Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781597430005
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yeong & Yeong Book Company - May 1st, 2005

Beyond Good Intentions is a book of essays about the joys and risks of raising children adopted internationally.


Every Year on Your Birthday Cover Image
By Rose Lewis, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316525527
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

In I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, Rose Lewis and Jane Dyer told the heartfelt story of one woman's adoption a baby girl from China. These sentiments are brought to life again in this touching portrait of birthday celebrations and unforgettable moments between a mother and her little girl: from joyous hugs for a new puppy, to quiet nights gazing at the stars remembering a faraway family.


Bringing Asha Home Cover Image
By Uma Krishnaswami, Ruth Jeyaveeran (Illustrator)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781584302599
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 2006

It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish will come true. His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is coming all the way from India, where Arun's dad was born.


Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780440508380
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dell Publishing Company - October 11th, 1999

"Birthdays may be difficult for me."
"I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family."
"When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me."
"I am afraid you will abandon me."


Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption Cover Image
By Jane Jeong Trenka (Editor), Julia Chinyere Oparah (Editor), Sun Yung Shin (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780896087644
Availability: Special Order
Published: South End Press - August 1st, 2006

Adoption: Who profits? Who pays? Who makes the rules? What does it have to do with war?


Labor of the Heart: A Parent's Guide to the Decisions and Emotions in Adoption Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590771334
Availability: Special Order
Published: M. Evans and Company - February 28th, 2008

Adoptive parents often experience the double trial of emotional responses to infertility and to the process of adoption itself, called "excruciating labor with no end in sight," by one adoptive mother. Would-be adoptive parents cycle through grief, anger, fear, anxiety, frustration, and guilt-and back again.


Megan's Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption Cover Image
By Laurie Lears, Abby Levine (Editor), Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807550366
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2005

Open adoption--in which the birth parents and adoptive family can stay connected--is now the prevalent form of adoption in this country. Lears's warm and tender story shows how open adoption works and can benefit everyone involved. Full color.


How I Was Adopted Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780688170554
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 1999

Sam has a joyful story to tell, one completely her own, yet common to millions of families -- the story of how she was adopted. Most of all, it's a story about love. And in the end, Sam's story comes full circle, inviting young readers to share stories of how they were adopted.


The Adoption Answer Book: Your Compete Guide to a Successful Adoption Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781572486072
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Published: Sphinx Publishing - July 1st, 2007

Building a family is filled with many questions, especially when you choose to build yours through adoption. Finding answers that really work for you is key to finding the success you have been looking for. The Adoption Answer Book explores all the options available to you and gives you the confidence to make it happen.