Ours by Choice: Adoption

A New Barker in the House

By Tomie DePaola

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Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic boy. JE Fic DeP

Suggested for ages 3 and up

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Abby

By Jeannette Caines

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Pre-school Abby enjoys her special place in the family as the adopted child. JE Fic Cai

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Adoption is for Always

By Linda Walvoord Girard

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Although Celia reacts to having been adopted with anger and insecurity, her parents help her accept her feelings and celebrate their love for her by making her adoption day a family holiday. JE Fic Gir

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All About Adoption: How Families are Made and How Kids Feel About It

By Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata

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Using simple language, describes the stages of the adoption process and discusses complex feelings commonly felt by adopted children. J 362.734 Ne

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Did My First Mother Love Me?

By Kathryn Ann Miller

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Morgan's adoptive mother reassures her that she is loved by reading a letter written by her birthmother. Includes a section: "Talking with your child about adoption." JE Fic Mil

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Jin Woo

By Eve Bunting

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Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds out that his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother will be fine. JE Fic Bun

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Let's Talk About it: Adoption

By Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis (photographer)

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Discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have. J 362.734 Ro

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Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale

By Karen Katz

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A loving couple dream of a baby born far away and know that this is the baby they have been waiting to adopt. JE Fic Kat

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Pablo's Tree

By Pat Mora

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Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather has decorated the tree he planted on the day the boy was adopted. JE Fic Mor

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Seeds of Love

By Mary E. Petertyl

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Carly works through feelings of anticipation and fear when her parents travel to another country without her to adopt her baby sister.

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