The number of adoptions finalized each year is rising, meaning that more and more parents and families will be looking for the best way to talk to their children about adoption. Sharing through books can be a great tool to help explain to your children the concept of adoption.
Any number of books are available to help adoptive parents explain adoption to their child, at any age. Adoption books cover many different themes regarding different topics related to adoption.
Some books available in the Coalition library include:
- Zachary’s New Home by Paul and Geraldine Blomquist uses animals to explain the process of adoption, as well as the emotions that go along with it from a child’s point of view.
- Double-Dip Feelings helps kids understand emotions and that you can have two or more very different emotions at the same time.
- When Joe Comes Home teaches the international view about birth country and heritage, along with the excitement and anticipation felt by the adoptive family.
- Susan and Gordon Adopt a Baby uses familiar faces from Sesame Street to explain the concept of adoption.
- The Boy Who Wanted a Family provides the view of an older child who wants a permanent home, along with the emotional ups and downs while going through the process.
- There Goes My Baby is a comic book geared towards adolescents that explains adoption.
- Pugnose Has Two Special Families explains what an open adoption is and gives reassurance that it’s okay to love both sets of parents.
Some books might make your children uncomfortable or be something that they just don’t like. There are so many options for each topic, you’re bound to find one that fits.