Tuesday Topic: Books About Adoption for Children

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a Tuesday Topic. I’ve missed hearing your responses to the questions! To get us back in the groove, I’m sharing a simple question from Sheryl,

I wondered if you had any suggestions of  books to read to children about adoption. I am looking for books to read to a child who has been adopted. The child in question is 18 months.

I’m pretty sure you have an answer to this question. Will you take a moment to share a book title? Books for older children would be helpful too. I’ll put a list together and share it as a complete post.

If you have a question you would like me to share as a Tuesday Topic, email it to me at lisa@onethankfulmom.com Please put “Tuesday Topic” in the subject line to help me stay just slightly organized.

Have a great day, friends.

Lisa

 

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Leslie Raneri
    September 10, 2013

    A Mother for Choco is sweet. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0698113640/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1378824165&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165. We also read lots of the Guess How Much I Love You type books.

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  2. Lori
    September 10, 2013

    "I Wished For you: An Adoption Story" by Marianne Richmond and "God Found Us You" by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Laura J. Bryant.

    Both of these were purchased on Amazon. They are very sweet books that talk about the grief of the mom who has given them up as well as the anticipation and joy of the family adopting. My son likes me to read them to him and will even ask me to read one or the other at different times. It has also sparked good conversations.

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  3. 2plus2mom
    September 10, 2013

    Our two favorites are "A Mother for Choco" (for youngers ones) and "The Red Thread," which my six-year-old adores.

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  4. Linda G
    September 10, 2013

    A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

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  5. suzanne
    September 10, 2013

    My very favorite for young children, especially transracially adopted children, is A Mother for Choco.

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  6. Blanca
    September 10, 2013

    A Mother for Choco, by Keiko Kasza (my personal favorite)
    A Blessing from Above, by Patti Henderson
    God Found Us You, by Lisa Tawn Bergren
    Adopted and Loved Forever, by Annetta E. Dellinger

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  7. Laurel
    September 10, 2013

    My kids like "Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale" and "Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born". Both are good for 2-4 year olds, I'd say.

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  8. Kelly
    September 10, 2013

    Shaoey and Dot, by Mary Beth Chapman – specific to China, but told with care for the child's story, not the more common, mothers longing for a child. Both being an important part of their story, of course.

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  9. Anita
    September 10, 2013

    We Belong Together by Todd Parr
    Love you Like Crazy Cakes (can't remember the author)
    Yaffi's Story

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  10. Rebecca
    September 11, 2013

    My son loves Wild About You by Judy Sierra and pictures by Marc Brown

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  11. Susie
    September 11, 2013

    A Mother for Coco makes my daughter (4) sad. She was adopted as a toddler and worries about Choco being left alone. My 8 yo, adopted as an infant, liked it fine. A huge favorite for both is My Family Is Forever. It mentions wondering about birth parent's and was how I introduced the topic. Also, mentions how families don't always look alike. "Families are formed in different ways, so they don't always look alike. Jeffrey has his dad's big ears and his mom's read hair. My family was formed by adoption, so I look just like….me! And I'm pretty cute!"

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  12. Emily
    September 12, 2013

    My daughter (age 3) loves "Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born" by Jamie Lee Curtis and "God Found Us You" by Lisa Tawn Bergren. We also have "I Wished for You" but its a little wordy for her current attention span.

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  13. Tricia
    September 13, 2013

    Motherbridge of Love is a gorgeous book – especially for those adopted from China

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  14. Sharon
    September 16, 2013

    I second A Mother for Choco and God Found Us You. Our kiddos love those two.

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  15. Lara Del Sol
    September 18, 2013

    I recommend the book entitled: The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole by Lori Holden and Crystal Hass. It offers a loving and soft perspective on the division of biography and biology of a child's well being and how we can fill it with love and certainty.

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