Book Recommendations



Below is a curated list of books on various adoption themes categorized by audience. 


For Parents



For Young Children

  • A Koala For Katie by Jonathan London: Katie vows to care as well for her new adopted baby--a toy koala--as her own adoptive parents have for her, proving that love is what makes a family. (Terminology: Uses term "real mother" instead of "birth mother")
  • A Mother For Choco by Keiko Kasra: A story of how families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together.
  • Adopted and Wondering: Drawing Out Feelings by Marge Eat
  • Adoption Is For Always by Linda Walvoord Girard
  • All About Adoption: How Families Are Made by Marc Nemiroff
  • Did My First Mother Love Me? by Kathryn Ann Miller
  • Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon
  • Horace by Holly Keller
  • How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole
  • I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis
  • I Love You So… by Marianne Richmond: This comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug and gently reassures a child that love is for always-despite the grouchy moods or physical separation.
  • I Wished for You by Marianne Richmond
  • Little Lost Bat by Sandra Markle
  • Mr. Rogers-Let’s Talk About It: Adoption by Fred Rogers
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler
  • The Mulberry Bird by Anne Braff Brodzinsky
  • We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families by Todd Parr
  • Wild About You by Judy Sierra


For Older Children

  • How It Feels To Be Adopted by Jill Krementz
  • The Face In The Mirror by Marion Crook
  • Who Am I? by Charlene Giannetti
  • Why Didn’t She Keep Me? by Barbara Burlingham-Brown
  • Why Was I Adopted? by Carole Livingston

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