- Did My First Mother Love Me?
by Kathryn Ann Miller
What a natural and normal question for an adopted child to ask! Children may fear that their birthparents gave them away because they weren’t loved or even lovable. Miller is a birthmother and this book is intended to help children understand why an adoption plan was made for them through the use of a birthmother’s letter to her child. Ages 4-8
- Families Are Different
by Nina Pellegrini
This book explores several family types through the eyes of a young Korean adoptee. Interracial families, step families, and single parent families are among the nine different types of families she finds glued together with love. Ages 4-8
- Happy Adoption Day
by John McCutcheon
This bright, cheerful book shows the joy and love of new parents as they watch their child grow, and follows one family’s progress as they celebrate each year of their child’s life in the family with a spectacular adoption day celebration. ages 4-8
by Holly Keller
A leopard child adopted by tiger parents feels different, and finds belonging. ages 4-8.
- The Colors of Us
by Karen Katz
A celebration racial differences! Take a walk with Lena among her friends and neighbors and end up with a smorgasboard of skin tones: “Cinnamon, chocolate, and honey. Coffee, toffee, and butterscotch”
- Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born
by Jamie Lee Curtis
A book about love, affirmation and belonging. Some family stories are so special that they need to be heard over and over again. ages 3-8
- You Are Special
by Joanna Ferlan and Mary Fox Prather
We all have many gifts that make us special. Joanna learned at an early age from her adoptive father just how special she was because he wrote her a story about just how much he loved her.