Ask AF: Kids' Books About Open Adoption

The AF staff recommends the top two picture books that explain open adoption.


Q: Can you recommend picture books about open adoption?

A: Here are two children’s books that we like:

  • Sam’s Sister, by Juliet C. Bond (Perspectives Press). Five-year-old Rosa shares the excitement of her brother’s birth, and of getting to know the family her mother chose to adopt him.
  • Megan’s Birthday Tree, by Laurie Lears (Albert Whitman & Co.). Megan’s birth mother finds a special way to assure the young girl that their relationship will always be important, no matter how their families change.

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