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Books on adoption

Does anyone know of any good books for your biological child (6) to prepare them for you bringing home an adopted baby?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Adoption

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  • Try your local library, they should have some, we found a few for us son to prepare him. Below is a link for different children's adoption books! Hope this helps!

    http://www.comeunity.com/adoption/books/0children-adoption.html

    http://www.parents.com/family-life/adoption/101/childrens-books-about-adoption/
    Christian-Mom79

    Answer by Christian-Mom79 at 8:19 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • You might also check Tapestry Books. I don't remember the exact url, but you can Google it. HTH!
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:09 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • We didnt use a book specific to getting a sister, but we made sure that other adoption books where in frequent reading rotation, including our older child's personal story book.

    It was a very difficult balancing act because we live in a state that has a long Waiting period for termination. We wanted the kids to bond but also had the fear in the back of our mind that it will all fall apart. We fielded a lot of questions about the older childs adoption so it was a healthy way to discuss it.

    Good luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Beginnings...How Families Come To Be is a good one

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • OP - one of the posts brought a question to mind. Will you speak of the new baby to your older child as their sibling while you're waiting for TPR and finalization? I knew one couple who told their older kids something like, "we hope he/she will be able to stay with us". We decided to say, "this is your new baby brother". I like to hear how different families choose to do things.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 12:58 AM on Jul. 15, 2009

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