Resources

Children’s Books About Adoption

  • A is for Adopted by Eileen Tucker Cosby

  • Adoption is for Always by Linda Walvoord Girard

  • Adoption Stories for Young Children by Randall B. Hicks

  • All Kinds of Children by Norma Simon

  • Baby Owl Lost Her Whoo by Cindy R. Lee

  • Beginnings: How Families Come to Be by Virginia Kroll (Ages 4-8)

  • A Blessing from Above by Patti Henderson

  • The Coffee Can Kid by Jan M. Czech

  • The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler

  • Doggie Doesn’t Know “No!” by Cindy R. Lee

  • Emma’s Yucky Brother (I Can Read Book 3) by Jean Little and Jennifer Plecas

  • Families Change: A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson

  • Family Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary by Christine Mitchell

  • God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren (Ages 4-8)

  • Happy Adoption Day! By John McCutcheon (Ages 2-6)

  • Horace by Holly Keller (Ages 2-8)

  • I Don’t Have Your Eyes by Carrie Kitze (Ages 2-5)

  • I Wished for You by Marianne Richmond

  • If It Hadn’t Been For Yoon Jun by Marie G. Lee (Ages 9-12)

  • It’s OK to Be Different by Todd Parr

  • It’s Tough to Be Gentle by Cindy R. Lee

  • Let’s Talk About It: Adoption (Mr. Rogers) by Fred Rogers (Ages 4-8)

  • Little Miss Spider by David Kirk (Ages 1-6)

  • Lucy’s Family Tree by Karen Halvorsen Schreck (Ages 6-12)

  • Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wilgocki

  • A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza (Ages 2-8)

  • The Mulberry Bird by Ann Brodznisky (Ages 4-12)

  • Murphy’s Three Homes (A Story for Children in Foster Care) by Jan Levinson Gilman

  • My Adopted Child, There’s No One Like You by Kevin Leman

  • My Special Family: A Children’s Book About Open Adoption by Kathleen Silber and Debra Marks Parelskin

  • A New Barker in the House by Tomie dePaola

  • Over the Moon by Karen Katz

  • The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish by Cindy R. Lee

  • Rosie’s Family by Lori Rosove

  • Seeds of Love: For Brothers and Sisters of International Adoption by Mary Petertyl (Ages 2-6)

  • Shaoey and Dot: Bug Meets Bundle by Mary Beth and Stephen Curtis Chapman

  • Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

  • The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

  • The Star (A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care) by Cynthia Miller Lovell

  • Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies by Ann Turner (Ages 2-8)

  • Twice Upon a Time: Born and Adopted by Eleanora Patterson

  • We See the Moon by Carrie A. Kitze

  • We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbie Jane Kates

  • When You Were Born in China by Sara Dorow (Ages 6+)

  • When You Were Born in Korea by Brian Boyd (Ages 6+)

  • When You Were Born in Vietnam by Therese Bartlett (Ages 6+)

  • The Whole Me by Ellen K. Baron

  • W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook by Marilyn Schoettle (Ages 6-12)

  • Why Was I Adopted? by Carole Livingston (Ages 6+)

  • Yes, I’m Adopted! by Sharlie Zinniger

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