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Book Recommendations

For Parents
  • A Love Like No Other edited by Pamela Kruger and Jill Smolowe
  • Adoption Is a Family Affair by Patricia Irwin Johnston
  • Adoption Without Fear edited by James L. Gritter
  • Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray
  • Becoming A Family by Lark Eshleman
  • Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky
  • Beneath a Tall Tree by Jean Strauss
  • Communicating With the Adopted Child by Miriam Komar
  • Connecting with Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children by Denise B. Lacher and Todd Nichols
  • Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber and Phylis Speedlin
  • Launching a Baby’s Adoption by Patricia Irwin Johnston
  • Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Melina
  • Raising Adopted Children by Lois Melina*** (highly recommended)
  • Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child by Holly van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb
  • Talking With Young Children About Adoption by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher
  • Telling the Truth To Your Adopted or Foster Child by Betsy Keefer & Jane E. Schooler
  • The Open Adoption Experience by Lois Melina and Sharon Kaplan Roszia
  • To My Child Concerning Your Birth Mother by Joanne Green
For Young Children
  • A Koala For Katie by Jonathan London
  • A Mother For Choco by Keiko Kasra
  • 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
  • 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
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