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10 Kids Books about Adoption

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

For adopted children, understanding and embracing their own adoption journey can be a significant and sometimes complex part of their identity. Books can be powerful tools, offering a safe and comforting space to navigate the emotions and questions that may arise. Adoption stories are as diverse as the families they create.

Have you ever purchased a children's book based on the topical content only to find the messaging isn't quite what you hoped? We've certainly been there :) Not to worry, ASA is here to help!

We've compiled a list of 10 recommendations below - while 9 & 10 are not adoption specific, we think their content is still great and relevant for many adoptive families.

  1. A Place in My Heart by Mary Grossnickle

  2. The Family Book by Todd Parr

  3. It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr

  4. Adoption is Both by Elena Hall

  5. The Adopted Dragon by Steve Herman

  6. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

  7. My New Mom & Me by Renata Galindo

  8. Stellaluna by Jenell Cannon

  9. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

  10. I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

What are some of your favorites? Share in the comments!

Required Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, Adoption Support Alliance does earn a small amount if you purchase books from the links shared above. But, please know, we won't recommend any books that we don't believe would enhance your family's life. We also fully support you supporting local bookstores! But, if you will order on Amazon anyway, we'd love for you to use the above links to do so.


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