20 Adoption Baby Books: Learning & Building Memories

Updated January 14, 2021
Couple with their adopted daughter

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.

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.

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:

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.

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20 Adoption Baby Books: Learning & Building Memories