Children's Adoption

Books about adoption for children and adults.

We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316016681
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - 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 by showing one perspective on the adoption experience. We Belong Together is about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.

How I Was Adopted Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688170554
Availability: Backordered
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.

How It Feels to Be Adopted Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394758534
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 12th, 1988

In these wonderfully straightforward accounts of what it means to children to be adopted, nineteen boys and girls, from eight to sixteen years old--and from every social background--confide their feelings about this crucial fact of their lives.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born Cover Image
By Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064435819
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2000

Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, the New York Times bestselling team behind Today I Feel Silly and I’m Gonna Like Me, bring us a tender and funny picture book for every parent and child. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born is a special celebration of the love and joy an adopted child creates for a family.

Lucy's Family Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884482925
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Published: Tillbury House - December 30th, 2006

* CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book *

Finding Joy Cover Image
By Marion Coste, Yong Chen (Illustrator)
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.

A Love Like No Other: Stories from Adoptive Parents Cover Image
By Pamela Kruger (Editor), Jill Smolowe (Editor)
ISBN: 9781594482151
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2006

Drawn from personal experience, these stories offer vivid and beautifully rendered snapshots of the adoptive parenting experience.

Making Room in Our Hearts: Keeping Family Ties Through Open Adoption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780415955027
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Published: Routledge - October 1st, 2006

Adopted persons face challenges their entire lives as they struggle to answer the most basic question: Who am I? The hope of open adoption is that adopted children will develop stronger identities if they have the opportunity to develop healthy ongoing relationships with their families of origin.

The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption: Everything You Need to Know about Domestic and International Adoption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446697309
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - November 10th, 2002

So you've made the decision to adopt. What's next? For starters, how do you know whether domestic or international adoption is right for you? (And what are the real differences between the two?) Adoption insider Elizabeth Swire Falker answers these questions and many more.

The Family Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316070409
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2010

The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.

Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807028308
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Published: Beacon Press - May 11th, 2009

Weaving together the sociological, the historical, and the personal, Barbara Katz Rothman looks at the contemporary American family through the lens of race, race through the lens of adoption, and all-race, family, and adoption-within the context of the changing meanings of motherhood.