Any suggestions for good books to read to a foster child about adoption?

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Melissa - posted on 03/31/2009

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We Belong Together by Todd Parr. I love his books. My baby is not adopted by I did buy her another one of his books called It's Ok to Be Different and I love it! They are colorful and teach children to accept those who are different as well as that what is unique about them is wonderful! If you search adoption books at Amazon.com you will find a ton more. Then click Children's book on the left tool bar to narrow it down to books to read to your child. good luck!

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User - posted on 06/02/2012

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Horton Hatches the Egg - Dr. Seuss
A Mother for Choco - Keiko Kasza
I Wished for You - Marianne Richmond
Rosie's Family - Lori Rosove
We Belong Together - Todd Parr
The Family Book - Todd Parr
Families Change - Julie Nelson
Big Words for Little People - Jamie Lee Curtis

Charlotte - posted on 03/31/2009

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Dear Dana,



I don't really know of any books about adpotion.  However, one book I think that is super for any child, is Max Lucado's "Your Are Special."  It was written as a reflection of our relationship with Christ and how he sees us (we  become a part of His family of faith through adoption Romans 8:15 & Ephesians 1:5) No matter what your faith or beliefs this book teaches children from all walks and of all ages that they have value, no matter what labels others try to stick on us.  If you are a person of faith this is a beautiful story to tie in with Psalm 139.  Hope this helps!



 

Zoe - posted on 03/31/2009

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if ur child is old enough then why not make a book together, ask what this means to them and draw pictures with captions i hope this helps in some way xx

Rebecca - posted on 03/31/2009

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I can't think of any books, but for me, "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends" is better. It's on TV and DVD. We have three adopted children and the youngest came to us as a newborn. He's now almost 4yrs old and I bought him this DVD because it as so colorful and el cheapo. Turns out that Miss Spider and her husband have twin spiders and a couple of adopted other bugs. I didn't know this and when it came up, it was the perfect time to say, "Hey Brendan, look! Those little bugs are adopted, just like you and Ashley and Elizabeth!"



The litte bugs speak about adoption very naturally and simply and boy, did we need assistance on how we were going to bring that up so that later in life it wouldn't be some horrible revelation to our boy. The DVD is cute and really simple to understand.     

Assumpta - posted on 03/31/2009

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Sorry, no suggestions but if you are adopting all the best. We are considering putting ourselves forward for as foster parents, we have a four year old daughter but are unable to have any more - C'est la Vie - at least we have one though so can't really gripe!

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