Author Claude Knobler shares valuable lessons he learned after adopting his son from Ethiopia.
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.
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.
Everything You Ever Wanted is a touching reflection on infertility, adoption, and the duality of feeling "wanted" and "unwanted" as an adopted child.
Rhonda Roorda delivers another masterpiece to her "In Their Voices" series.
An elephant named Hope guides young children through adoption's big questions in this delightful book.
Adoptees write letters to other adoptees, exploring the unique feelings that only one who was adopted could understand.
Paloma the Possible is a heartwarming collaged book, encouraging the most common questions adoptees have.
Kristin Harmel skillfully tackles love, loss, and the power of communication in this moving novel.
Kathryn Ma's ambitious debut novel about a Chinese girl adopted by a Chinese-American family tackles race, identity, and "luck."
Need something to add to your reading list? Check out our editor-curated list of the most noteworthy books about adoption from 2015.
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.
The author of No Matter What returns with a new book bursting with real-world advice.
The author of Attaching in Adoption has released another book on bonding at any age.
Parents of young girls can read Lost Daughters to explore how their daughter might feel as she travels through life as an adoptee.
Jiang-Stein always knew that she was adopted, but only discovered that she was born in a prison at age 12.
A reader reviews Saving the Dream, a novel that explores the "What if?" questions that plague many families.
Penguin befriends a pinecone, but realizes it can’t thrive in the cold, so he takes it to a faraway forest.
An engaging whodunit with adoption themes.
An AF reader briefly reviews Little Cub, a children's book with adoption themes.
A brief review of Red Thread Sisters, an engaging novel your middle-schooler will enjoy.