A kangaroo longs to be a mother. Her dream comes true when a baby bluebird unexpectedly falls into her pouch. The mother bluebird is happy to see her baby in such a warm and loving place. A wonderful story about adoption
Book Categories: Adoption
A Forever Family
Eight-year-old Jennifer Jordan-Wong describes her adoption by a family after four years of living as a foster child with many different families, her relationship with social workers, and her new life with her adoptive parents. (Grades 1-3)
A Safe Place For Caleb: An Interactive Book For Kids, Teens, And Adults With Issues of Attachment, Grief and Loss, or Early Trauma
One half of the book follows Caleb, a young boy who talks about his difficulties with relationships. He learns strategies and is introduced to “four healing keys”. Very simple text, even for young children. Second half of the book provides tools, tips.
An exuberant African-American child and her family share a very special relationship in an effective story about adoption. The text is simple, amusing, and disarmingly sweet and natural. Ages 2-8
When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place. She becomes angry and withdrawn. She wonders why she… More Allison
Attachment, Trauma, And Healing
Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first few years of life. It profoundly influences every component of the mind, body, emotions, relationships, and values. Disrupted attachment not only leads to emotional and social problems, but also results in biochemical consequences in the developing brain. Attachment, Trauma,… More Attachment, Trauma, And Healing
Beginnings: How Families Come To Be
A book for children where parents & children discuss how their families came to be, covering birth families and various kinds of adoptive families.
Adopted at six weeks old, Stephanie uses her own words and pictures to describe the love she has for her family. Ages 4 and up.
Building the Bonds of Attachment
Parents and professionals now have the opportunity to join Dr. Hughes, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, as he teaches a workshop on the method of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. learn how to understand these children who have lived in traumatic situations. Learn how to parent these… More Building the Bonds of Attachment
Can I Go Home with You? Chloe’s Story of Trauma, Disrupted Attachment, and Psychotropic Medication
When four-year-old Chloe Ramsey loses her mother to a drug overdose, her aunt and uncle immediately step in to adopt her. Tamara and Darryl have been fighting for custody of Chloe for years, and while they’re devastated by her mother’s death, they are thrilled to finally give Chloe the love and security she deserves. But… More Can I Go Home with You? Chloe’s Story of Trauma, Disrupted Attachment, and Psychotropic Medication
An adopted Korean girl gets a lesson in how unimportant it is that some people think she is different. (Ages 4-8)
Connecting With Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives To Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
A “how to” book for parents whose children’s early development has left them difficult to reach. This book guides parents into using therapeutic stories to engage their children and promote attachment.
Danielle, Where Are You?
This book is an adoption story written for young children ages three to eight years old. It is a true story told in fairy tale form, with colorful, imaginative illustrations and lively text. Enjoy visiting many foreign lands while searching for Danielle. It was written to help explain adoption to young children.
Did My First Mother Love Me? A Story For An Adopted Child
Morgan’s adoptive mother reassures her that she is loved by reading a letter written by her birthmother. A wonderful story for every adopted child who wonders about his/her birthparents. Includes a section: “talking with your child about adoption”.
A gentle and powerful story follows the experiences of Dounia, a young girl who is adopted by a family from another country, this book gives an exploration of how it feels to be part of the interracial adoption process. Ages 2 and up.
El Lamento Del Pato Enzo
Acompana al pato Enzo mientras descubre que esta bien sentirse en conflicto al amar multiples parejas de padres y madres. En el camino, este pequeno pato aprende que no hay limite para el amor que puedes dar y recibir. Teddie Drake is a young swan being raised by a family of ducks. Through communication with… More El Lamento Del Pato Enzo
Families Are Different
Told in the voice of the younger daughter Nico, the familiar concerns of adopted children and their parents are expressed. Nico’s mother reassures her by reminding her that no family is exactly alike. Nico then observes a diverse mix of families including single parent, mixed race, etc. Ages 4-8
Families are Forever
A family’s particular origin is only the start of what being “a family” means. In this heartwarming tale of family love and beginnings, Rain meets Bo and her new “forever” Mom and they become a brand new family. There are many kinds of families, but all families are forever. Ages 4-8.
Family Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary
As 5-year-old Ethan and his family commemorate the first anniversary of his adoption, they reminisce about the joy and excitement of that special event. As the day progresses they pause to think about Ethan’s birth family and to look through his Lifebook. Along the way, Ethan’s curiosity leads to discussions which help him conclude that… More Family Day: Celebrating Ethan’s Adoption Anniversary
God Found Us You
When a little fox cub climbs into bed, he asks his mom about how he came to live with her. As she tucks him in, she tells the miraculous story of his arrival—and assures him that he made her “the happiest mama in the world.” A tenderly told tale that captures the blessings of adoption. … More God Found Us You