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.

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[Book Review] Everything You Ever Wanted

[Book Review] Everything You Ever Wanted

Everything You Ever Wanted is a touching reflection on infertility, adoption, and the duality of feeling "wanted" and "unwanted" as an adopted child.

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[Book Review] In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Rhonda Roorda delivers another masterpiece to her "In Their Voices" series.

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Cover of You Belong by Anne Hoang

[Book Review] You Belong

An elephant named Hope guides young children through adoption's big questions in this delightful book.

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[Book Review] Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Foster Youth

Adoptees write letters to other adoptees, exploring the unique feelings that only one who was adopted could understand.

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[Book Review] Paloma the Possible

Paloma the Possible is a heartwarming collaged book, encouraging the most common questions adoptees have.

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[Book Review] The Year She Left Us

Kathryn Ma's ambitious debut novel about a Chinese girl adopted by a Chinese-American family tackles race, identity, and "luck."

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Books about adoption 2016

Noteworthy New Reads Published in 2015

Need something to add to your reading list? Check out our editor-curated list of the most noteworthy books about adoption from 2015.

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[BOOK EXCERPT] Everything You Ever Wanted

In this excerpt from her candid, hilarious, inspiring adoption memoir, Jillian Lauren explains how she and her husband addressed their son's trauma and special needs and turned things around for him at home and at school. Accompanying the excerpt is a Q&A with the author.

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The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting by Sally Donovan

[Book Review] The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The author of No Matter What returns with a new book bursting with real-world advice.

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Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play, by Deborah D. Gray

[Book Review] Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

The author of Attaching in Adoption has released another book on bonding at any age.

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Confident older adoptees, like the women depicted in Lost Daughters

[Book Review] Lost Daughters

Parents of young girls can read Lost Daughters to explore how their daughter might feel as she travels through life as an adoptee.

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[Book Review] Prison Baby

Jiang-Stein always knew that she was adopted, but only discovered that she was born in a prison at age 12.

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An adopted child contemplating another life, like the child in Saving the Dream

[Book Review] Saving the Dream

A reader reviews Saving the Dream, a novel that explores the "What if?" questions that plague many families.

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Penguin and Pinecone

[Book Review] Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin befriends a pinecone, but realizes it can’t thrive in the cold, so he takes it to a faraway forest.

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[Book Review] Red Thread Sisters

A brief review of Red Thread Sisters, an engaging novel your middle-schooler will enjoy.

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[Book Review] Wild About You!

Judy Sierra's fun and heartwarming book is perfect for bridging the topic of adoption with young children.

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