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Adoption books for kids?

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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I know many of us are very open with our kiddos about adoption and about their stories. Along those lines, I'm wondering what children's books you've read that deal with adoption... Would you recommend them?
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aprilz1225
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

 Jamie lee curits wrote one i have it and looking for it to get the title.  a family member sent it to us as a gift when we adopted coner.

aprilz1225
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 7:18 PM

 Tell me again about the night i was born. that's the name!

DJAKoala
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Fingerprints,families are forever, I have more but can,t recall. I will check tomorrow.
SCPRocks
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

"I wished for you" an adoption tale is really sweet and fitting for multiple types of adotion...i think :)

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM
I've heard of this one, it's pretty focused on infant adoption, right? Does Conner like it?


Quoting aprilz1225:

 Tell me again about the night i was born. that's the name!


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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:31 AM
I bet my son would really like any books that work for your boys... Sometimes it's hard to find books that are relevant to kids who were adopted at a slightly older age.


Quoting DJAKoala:

Fingerprints,families are forever, I have more but can,t recall. I will check tomorrow.

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aprilz1225
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:49 AM

 conner loves it..but he loves to read anything.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

I've heard of this one, it's pretty focused on infant adoption, right? Does Conner like it?


Quoting aprilz1225:

 Tell me again about the night i was born. that's the name!


 

KLove_Mom
by Kara on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I just bought one to read with my bio kids as we prepare to adopt... it's called "The Family Book"

It has colorful pictures some with people-like figures, some with animals.  Wording like:
"Some families are big" (with picture of bunch of rabbits - made me laugh)
"Some families are small" (a mom and baby stroller)

"Some families look alike"
"Some families look like their pets"

"Some families adopt a child" (a family of ducks adopt a penguin - at which I talked about adopting a brother and my 4 year old said... but he won't be a penguin :D  )

"All Families like to hug"

It does have a line: Some families have 2 moms or 2 dads... but in the scheme of the book I don't think it's out of place to mention that in today's world, it's a reality for our kids' friends

Ends with: "All Families can help each other be strong"

Anyway... I think it's a good book for preschool age.

-Kara
"Look for Rainbows"
SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Is this a Todd Parr book? I have heard good things about his books overall, and this sounds very familiar. My son is a preschooler, so I appreciate the recommendation!

Quoting KLove_Mom:

I just bought one to read with my bio kids as we prepare to adopt... it's called "The Family Book"

It has colorful pictures some with people-like figures, some with animals.  Wording like:
"Some families are big" (with picture of bunch of rabbits - made me laugh)
"Some families are small" (a mom and baby stroller)

"Some families look alike"
"Some families look like their pets"

"Some families adopt a child" (a family of ducks adopt a penguin - at which I talked about adopting a brother and my 4 year old said... but he won't be a penguin :D  )

"All Families like to hug"

It does have a line: Some families have 2 moms or 2 dads... but in the scheme of the book I don't think it's out of place to mention that in today's world, it's a reality for our kids' friends

Ends with: "All Families can help each other be strong"

Anyway... I think it's a good book for preschool age.



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mcginnisc
by Claire on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:07 PM

We have : " Shaoey and Dot", " Shaoey and Dot- A Christmas Miracle", "Our Twitchy", " Blessings from Above", and more...

Claire

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