Using an adoption baby book can help you document your family's incredible adoption journey. Adoption memory books are not only available for families who have adopted an infant, but also for those who have adopted a child or teen. Adoption literature for both adults and children can also be a useful tool in better understanding the adoption process and connecting with your child.
Adoption Baby Book
Memory books and literature regarding adoption for both adults and children are in abundance, with plenty of meaningful options to choose from. Be sure that whatever book you purchase speaks to you and your child's unique experience.
Books for Kids to Learn About Adoption
If you have adopted a child, it can be really helpful to read them literature that speaks to their adoption experience. Some book choices include:
- A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is a sweet children's book for kids as young as two years old. This is a story of a little bird searching for his mother and finding out that families and parents can all look different and the most important aspect of a family is love. This book is available in English and Spanish.
- I Wished for You: An Adoption Story for Kids by Marianne Richmond is appropriate for children ages two and older. This story is about a young bear who asks his mother how their family came to be and why she calls him her wish come true. This story does incorporate themes related to God, so if your family isn't religious, this isn't a great choice for you.
- Yes, I'm Adopted! by Sharlie Zinniger is appropriate for parents who adopted their child when they were infants and is suitable to read to young children. This story is told from the child's point of view and the entire story rhymes.
- I Love You Like Crazy Cakesby Rose Lewis is suitable for children ages four to seven years old. This book shares the perspective of a mother who adopts a child from China and how their lives blend together to create a loving family.
- Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon is appropriate for children ages four to eight years old. This book discusses the day a child is adopted and how much joy it brings to the family.
- Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis is appropriate for kids ages four to eight years old. This book shares the story of a little girl asking her adoptive parents to tell her about what happened on the night she was born and their firsts with her in the family.
- Over the Moon by Karen Katz is suitable for kids ages four to eight years old. This is a story about an international adoption that fills the family with so much joy and overwhelming feelings of love and gratitude for their new little one.
- Is That Your Sister? A True Story of Adoptionby Catherine and Sherry Bunin is appropriate for children ages seven to eleven years old and shares the perspective of two adopted sisters who come from different backgrounds.
Books About Adoption Stories
For a parent or caregiver who is interested in true life adoption experiences and/or parenting advice:
- Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge discusses important conversations and adoption specific nuances and issues that adoptive parents should be aware of so they can better connect to their child.
- Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror: Learning from Stories of Heartache and Hope by Karen Springs is a collection of post adoption case studies and interviews from throughout the country that aims to inform readers of common themes and meaningful lessons they can implement.
- Foster and Adoptive Parenting by Kenneth A. Camp shares personal stories related to adoption, as well as parenting techniques for those who are considering adoption, or who have already adopted a child.
- The Same Moon by Ruth Spira is a memoir about the author who adopted a child from Vietnam after the passing of her husband.
- A Beautiful Moon Waiting: An Adoption Memoir by Ashley Banion shares the author and her partner's experiences with international adoption and all the ups and downs that can come with this process.
- Little Sylvie: An Unforgettable Adoption Story by Sylvie Gagnon shares the true story of a child that overcame a traumatic past and what her adoption experience was like.
Baby Memory Books
If you are looking for a memory book for an adopted baby or child, there are some incredible and customizable options available. Some include:
- Available on Etsy for about $65 personalized baby memory book for parents who have adopted an infant.
- Available on Etsy for about $30 adoption record book for single parent or dual parent families for those who have adopted an infant.
- My Family My Journey available on Amazon for about $15 is a photo album and scrap book combination for those who have adopted a baby or child.
- Our Adoption Journey available on Etsy for about $9 is a blank journal that can be filled with special adoption memories.
- Adoption Lifebook by Mixbook available for $55 is a customizable hardcover photo album and scrapbook that you can fully personalize.
- Foster to Adopt Baby Book available for about $38.00 is a customizable book meant for those who are in the process of adopting their foster child.
Utilizing Adoption Baby Books
Whether you are looking for a children's book about adoption, a book for adults regarding adoption stories, or a memory book for a child you have adopted, there are tons of amazing and meaningful choices available.