Kay Ann Johnson spent more than 20 years listening to the anguished accounts of Chinese people who relinquished, adopted, and hid out-of-plan or over quota children in the face of the country’s One-Child Policy. In China’s Hidden Children, she shares their stories.
Adoption Book Reviews & Recommendations
Looking for an engrossing adoption memoir? A children’s book that can help you talk about adoption with your child? Find reviews and recommended adoption book lists below.
Using fun and games to connect with your child can reduce stress for both of you and lead to a secure, enjoyable relationship. A leading attachment therapist explains playful yet powerful ways to build lasting bonds.
"I believe every woman currently waiting to adopt, or who knows someone who's waiting, should read this book."
Any child getting used to a new family member will love this adorably illustrated book on sibling rivalry.
The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding chronicles her journey to motherhood.
Sally Donovan's memoir is an honest portrayal of the challenges of adopting from foster care.
A hilarious personal account of the ups and downs of infertility and adoption.
A versatile tool to help adoptees work through feelings and find their voice.
A children's book celebrating the love that bonds LGBT families, told from the perspective of an adopted child.
Coe Booth's young adult novel, Kinda Like Brothers, tells a story of foster sibling rivalry.
AF's editors review The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself, a story to help teach adoptive children that it's OK to let their defenses down and trust.
While not overtly an adoption story, Wish, by Matthew Cordell can help a child understand how his parents hoped and dreamed for his arrival.
Madeleine Melcher encourages parents to support their children anyway they can.
This debut novel by a Korean adoptee explores love, loss, and finding yourself across the world.
Author Tom LaMarr and his wife thought they had plenty of time to have a kid — until they didn't.
In this memoir, Mary Anna King details her complex relationship with her mother, her siblings, and the grandparents who adopted her.
A beautiful, well-written, and heart-piercing memoir about what it means to be a birth mother.
Lost Daughters, a collaborative writing project focused on female adoptees, has added another gem to their collection.
Author Claude Knobler shares valuable lessons he learned after adopting his son from Ethiopia.
Published nearly ten years after her debut memoir, Three More Words offers a closer look at Ashley Rhodes-Courter's tumultuous journey through foster care.