Reading List

The Adoption Alliance has created an adoption reading list for both adoptive children and adoptive parents.  If you are looking for a book to read with your child, or one to read yourself, we would suggest these as a starting point.

If you have any other adoption-related books that you would like to suggest that we add to our list please send us the information in a message.

Children’s Books

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

– Kelly DiBenedetto

Summary: an adoptee shares what is on his mind through various phases of his life

Adoption Stories for Young Children

Randall B. Hicks

Summary: stories of different adopted children

A Mother for Choco 

Keiko Kasza

Summary: a baby bird searches for his mother finding one in Mrs. Bear and learns family comes in all shapes

Happy Adoption Day! 

John McCutcheon

Summary: celebrating adoption day

How I Was Adopted

Joanna Cole

Summary: story of adoption

I Wished for You: An Adoption Story

Marianne Richmond

Summary: Momma Bear tells her baby the story of their adoption

Rosie’s Family; An adoption story

Lori Rosove

Summary: a beagle is adopted by schnauzers

The Family Book

Todd Parr

Summary: celebrating all different kinds of families

Yes, I’m Adopted!

Sharlie Zinniger

Summary: showing how adoption makes me special

Adult Books

Adoption Journeys: Parents Tell Their Stories

Carole S. Turner

Summary: 11 stories of differing adoptions

Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Mike Berry

Summary: stories of struggles and hope being an adoptive or foster parent

The Complete Adoption Book: Everything You Need to Know to Adopt a Child

Laura Beauvais-Godwin

Summary: a guide to all types of adoption

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