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<p>Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story</p>

Rosie's Family: An Adoption Story

Lori Rosove

Rosie, a 7-year-old beagle, was adopted by schnauzers. She looks different from her parents and her younger brother.... read full review

Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl

Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl

Perry Schwartz

Schwartz wrote this book from his daughter's perspective, allowing him to express her thoughts about being adopted in... read full review

Families Change

Families Change

Nelson, Julie

Every adoptive parent considers the question, “What do I say to my child about his birthparents or birth... read full review

Mishka

Mishka

Bashista, Adrienne Ehlert

A pot-bellied bear named Mo sits on the shelf in an airport gift shop, gathering dust. One day,... read full review

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister

Sam's Sister is a work of beauty. The author and the illustrator have done an impeccable job of... read full review

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn Child

This spring, the flood of tears that Josi produced every time I left for my part-time college job... read full review

The Sea Chest

The Sea Chest

Toni Buzzeo

A lonely little girl, a lighthouse, an island, a storm, a mysterious stranger--these compelling elements give The Sea... read full review

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo

Linda Walvoord Girard

Benjamin Koo talks to kids in a way that kids understand, not like talking to doorknobs. He is... read full review

We Belong Together

We Belong Together

Parr, Todd

When Todd Parr creates a picture book, he wants every child to see himself in it, and to... read full review

We See the Moon

We See the Moon

Carrie Kitzke

Carrie Kitze’s story for children is written from an adopted child’s perspective. We See the Moon asks the... read full review

We Wanted You

We Wanted You

Liz Rosenberg

I hadn’t heard about We Wanted You, even though it was published two years ago. Written with love... read full review

What Is Adoption?

What Is Adoption?

Sofie Stergianis and Rita McDowall

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No matter when or how children hear the word “adoption” for the first time, they’ll... read full review

You’re Not My REAL Mother!

You’re Not My REAL Mother!

Molly Friedrich

One afternoon, my son, Aaron, and some friends from the neighborhood were in our kitchen eating crackers and... read full review

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