Thursday, March 29, 2012

Books for children about adoption

Really cool books for children about adoption I found all of these on and thought I would share some of the ones I really connected with. You can go to Amazon and read more about each one or put the name in a search if you prefer I happen to use Amazon. Hope you find something you like!

A Blessing from Above (Little Golden Book) 

Patti Henderson (Author), Elizabeth Edge (Illustrator)

Book Description

Publication Date: May 11, 2004 | Age Level: 2 and up | Series: Little Golden Book

Every night before she goes to sleep, a kangaroo prays under the stars for a baby to love and hold. One day, as she rests under a tree, a baby bird falls out of its crowded nest—plop!—right into her pouch! Now, every night before they fall asleep, Momma-Roo and Little One thank God for all their blessings . . . but especially for each other.

The book closes with a quote from Ephesians 1:5: “In love he destined us for adoption to himself. . .

I Wished for You: an Adoption Story (Mom's Choice Award Recipient, Book of the Year Award, Creative Child Magazine)

Author: Marianne Richmond

Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2008 | Age Level: 2 and up
I Wished for You: an adoption story 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.

Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story

Lori Rosove (Author)

Book Description

Publication Date: July 1, 2001 | Age Level: 4 and up
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 and sets forth many questions that children who were adopted may have.

This is a pretty cool journal or diary for you adopted child. I am doing a scrapbook for each of my boys and will be putting some of the same type of things in those. I really liked this one though if you are not into scrap-booking!

My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families

Zoe Francesca (Author), Susie Ghahremani (Illustrator)

Book Description

Publication Date: April 26, 2007
For the growing audience of adoptive families, Chronicle Books is proud to offer a baby book that suits the wide array of experiences and choices that bring a family and their new child together. This lovely keepsake album contains sections to record all the joyful milestones and cherished family moments that mark a new baby's life, pages to chart the adopted child's unique journey, as well as a sturdy pocket in which to store important documents and memorabilia. Inside the pocket are over 60 stickers you can use to customize the family tree pages. As the pages of the journal fill with memories, My Family, My Journey will stand as a lasting testament of love for the entire family.

You Are My Wish Come True [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2008 | Age Level: 2 and up
You are my Wish come True, is a tender tale of devotion between a parent and child. Settled into their favorite cuddle spot, Mama reassures Barley that he was wished for, prayed for and waited for. And that he is far more beautiful and precious than she could have ever imagined!Endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations make these books delightful ways to cozy up with a beloved child.

Forever Fingerprints: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children [Library Binding]

Sherrie Eldridge (Author), Rob Williams (Illustrator)

Book Description

Publication Date: August 15, 2007 | Age Level: 4 and up | Grade Level: P and up
For adopted children, learning about their beginnings and how they understand what that means to them is a process. It doesn't happen at one point in time, but rather throughout the experiences of life. In this heartwarming children s book, Forever Fingerprints uses a common occurrence a relative s pregnancy as a springboard for discussions on birth parents, where adopted children are before they are born, and how that makes one little girl feel about it. Lucie is excited to feel a baby moving in her Aunt Grace s tummy but it makes her think of how she understands her adoption story in a different way. The tools offered in this book help her to create a unique connection to her birth parents, allow how she is feeling to surface and to be discussed, and give Lucie s parents the chance to reinforce their love for her, to empathize with her feelings and to honor her past. This book book resonates with 7 year olds and adults who have discovered that the feelings and emotions are shared by so many. While it looks like a simple children's book, this book helps parents and children create a family connection and strong foundation for discussing adoption questions. It's a veritable toolbox for adoptive families with a parent guide at the end of the book on how to open adoption discussion and a wonderful connection to birth parents for every adopted person, regardless of their age, with their fingerprints.
From Amazon

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