Books on Adoption

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Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children’s unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame

20 Things Adoptive Parents need to Succeed by Sherrie Eldridge
“By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever”

Adoption in India: Policies and Experiences by Vinita Bhargava
This book researches child adoption in India and challenges prevalent theories of adoption

Babies from the Heart by Nandini Sengupta
A complete guide to adoption

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & LeAnn Thieman
Stories celebrating forever families

Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
“Moving and thought-provoking and informative and imaginative and beautifully executed. What a wonderful story!” —Mary Jane Clark

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
This book tells an amazing story. There is simply no other way to describe it – Raghu

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Newton Verrier
Upfront, smart, insightful work

Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers
The author opens the door for adopted children and their parents to safely talk about their good and sometimes not-so-good feelings in a book about the joy of belonging and the love that unites families

The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler
A special picture book for ages 2-5, The Day We Met You explores a couple lovingly preparing their home for an adopted baby. “Adopted children love to hear their homecoming stories over and over, and this is a perfect book to encourage such retellings.”–School Library Journal

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
This is a unique, exuberant story about adoption and about the importance of a loving family

Us.: Understanding and Enabling Adoption by Avinash Kumar
The biggest challenge for adoption comes not from what we know about it, but from how little we know about it. Us. provides an insight into adoption that every member of the society needs to develop

I Wished for You: an Adoption Story by Marianne R. Richmond
This book follows a conversation between Barley Bear and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and discuss how they became a family. Barley asks Mama the questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up by Nancy Newton Verrier
Another excellent book for anyone who’s life has been touched by adoption – Celene

Rosie’s Family: An Adoption Story by Lori Rosove
Rosie’s Family is a story about belonging in a family regardless of differences. Rosie is a beagle who was adopted by schnauzers. She feels different from the rest of her family, including her brother, who is the biological child of her parents,and sets forth many questions that children who were adopted may have

Horace by Holly Keller
“A first choice for those families seeking a low-key, reassuring book about adoption–and one that is fun to share as well.”-Horn Book

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Choco was a little bird who lived all alone. He wished he had a mother, but who could his mother be? “Young listeners will be charmed by the book’s humor, warmth, and surprise ending.”–Horn Book

Talking With Young Children About Adoption by Dr. Susan Fisher M. D. & Ms. Mary Watkins
In this wise and sympathetic book, a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist, both adoptive mothers, discuss how young children make sense of the fact that they are adopted, how it might appear in their play, and what worries they and their parents may have. Accounts by twenty adoptive parents of conversations about adoption with their children, from ages two to ten, graphically convey what the process of sharing about adoption is like

Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz & Yehuda Katz
A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family’s beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child

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