Ours by Choice: Adoption

Tomie DePaola

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

Jeannette Caines

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Linda Walvoord Girard

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata

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

Suggested for ages 4 and up

Kathryn Ann Miller

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Eve Bunting

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Fred Rogers and Jim Judkis (photographer)

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Karen Katz

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Pat Mora

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

Suggested for ages 4 and up

Mary E. Petertyl

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Judith Caseley

When Melissa's parents adopt Kika from another country, the two girls learn about being sisters.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Betty Jean Lifton

A parent tells an adopted child about coming to the family.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Valentina P. Wasson

Because they want to share their home with children, a couple adopt a boy and later a girl.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Valentina P. Wasson and Glo Coalson (illustrator)
Because they want to share their home with children, a couple adopt a boy and later a girl. JE Fic Was
Jan M. Czech

Six-year-old Annie asks the father who adopted her to once more tell the story of how she came to America from Korea.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Phoebe Koehler

Mom and Dad recount the exciting day when they adopted their baby.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Anne Braff Brodzinsky

Although she loves her baby very much, a young mother bird gives him up for adoption because she is unable to give him the home which he needs.

Jean Davies Okimoto, Elaine M. Aoki and Meilo So (illustrator)

Four very different kinds of families are followed as they travel to China to pick up their adopted daughters. Perfect detail in both text and art allows readers to share the families' excitement and the bond formed on their journey.

Ann Warren Turner

A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.

Suggested for ages 3 and up

Harriet Langsam Sobol

A photo-essay on the life of the Levin family, an American couple and their two Korean-born adopted sons, ten-year-old Eric and eleven-year-old Joshua.

Suggested for ages 6 - 12

Susi Gregg Fowler

A little girl describes all the things she and her parents are planning to welcome home friends and their newly-adopted son.

Suggested for ages 3 and up