This list is a good place to start when it comes time to explain adoption to your child. It includes children’s books about adoption that introduce a child to the different issues of adoption.
Titles explore the different feelings adopted kids can experience. Day We Met You written for the youngest of adoptees, uses extremely simple language to describe the typical sequence of events on the day that parents meet their adoptive newborn for the first time. Little Lost Bat a story of adoption in the animal kingdom parallels feelings of loss and abandonment felt by many adopted children. These books serve as a way to introduce a child to adoption and help with “how to” begin talking about adoption.
A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)
ABC, Adoption & Me — a Multi-cultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families
Adopted and Wondering: Drawing Out Feelings$9.95
ADOPTED TEENS ONLY: A Survival Guide to Adolescence
All about Adoption: How Families Are Made & How Kids Feel about It$9.95
All About Adoption: How to Deal with the Questions of Your Past (Sunscreen)$10.95
Borya and the Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story$18.00
Detective Punybutmighty: and the Case of the Drool Monster$9.99
Families Are Different (Holiday House Book)