Alison Larkin's semi-autobiographical novel centers on an adoptee — raised in England, but born in America. Read the review, here.
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.
Together, two anthologies offer a complex, realistic account of adoption.
In this collection of candid interviews, adoptees shed light on the complex and controversial topic of transracial adoption by sharing their own experiences.
Children's books featuring kids and adults of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity serve two purposes: They show kids that families "come in all sizes and colors," and they are self-affirming for children of multiracial families. Here are some of our favorites, age by age.
The questions that linger in the mind of most any adopted child are "Why?" "Why couldn't they keep me?" "Why did I have to leave the place where I was born?"
Rita Radostitz reviews A Family from Ethiopia, by Julia Waterlow, and explains how it helped her understand her child's life there before adoption.
A review of a noteworthy book about the changing landscape of race relations in the United States, an important read for anyone parenting a child of Asian descent.
With this jocular yet telling treatise on adoption in the movies, journalist Susan Avery offers some reviews of popular films to help you decide what's right for your family.
An excerpt from Jeff Gammage's memoir.
Eric McAttee reviews Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles, a book about motherhood after 40, and the joys and challenges older moms will face.
Susan Freivalds reviews Yes, You Can Adopt! A Comprehensive Guide to Adoption by Richard Mintzer, a broad overview of the decisions, and processes involved in adopting a child.
"Donna Jackson Nakazawa's book offers advice from both parents of children with multiracial or transracial adoption backgrounds, and from the children themselves."
In this classic parenting manual, Melina holds parents hands every step of the way, from announcing your adoption and choosing a pediatrician to surviving the challenges of adolescence.
In his riveting memoir, Jeff Gammage creates a poignant and insightful chronicle of the making of a family.
In Dads and Daughters, Joe Kelly explains how fathers can strengthen their relationship with their child without being overprotective.
Our toddlers are always testing us. What theyre looking for are comfort and reassurance. How can we let them know that well always be there for them?
Rosemary Koch reviews Adopting a Toddler, by Denise Hoppenhauer, a resource for expectant parents to read while awaiting the arrival of their toddler.
Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.
In this essential addition to the literature on adoption lifebooks, Cindy Probst provides a structured, child-centered approach to the task of writing down what happened in the earliest days of a child's life.
Though many schools support the ideas of diverse families and multiculturalism, adoption is rarely mentioned as one of the differences to be considered or part of a school curriculum. This book seeks to change that.