Storytelling has been a part of our culture since the beginning of time. Storytelling creates connections and strong bonds, especially for children. Reading to your child is a wonderful way to develop strong relationships and can even improve their mental health. Here are some children’s books on adoption that I recommend you have for bedtime or daytime stories with your adopted child.
The Story of My Open Adoption
Open adoption can be very complicated and confusing, especially for children. The Story of my Open Adoption focuses on this dynamic in a healthy way. The story follows a little squirrel’s experience of being adopted at birth. The book highlights the importance of the birth family but paints them at a distance. This book is an excellent resource to open up discussion with your adopted child.
A Mother for Choco
This book is a warm and welcoming story about a little yellow bird on the search for a mother that looks like him. Eventually, Choco’s journey leads him to the home of Momma Bear. There, Choco meets other children that don’t look like him. Momma Bear treats them all as if they were her own cubs. The story is heartwarming and promotes diversity within families.
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
This touching story tells the true experience of a single mother who decided to adopt a little girl from China. Since this book is a true story from the author, it hits all the right feels. This is a great book to share with your adopted child whether international or domestic.
Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born
In this beautifully illustrated New York Times best-seller, the author takes you on a journey of love and the magic an adopted child creates for a family. This book will leave your child feeling connected and special.
Regardless of the stories you choose, routinely connecting with your adopted child through books is a wonderful way to bond.