J Parent Collection
Who Am I? - And Other Questions of Adopted Kids
Giannetti, Charlene J Parent 362.734 GIA
Discusses various issues connected with adoption.
All About Adoption: How Families are Made & How Kids Feel About It
Nemiroff, Marc J Parent 362.734 NEM
Using simple language, this describes the stages of the adoption process and discusses complex feelings commonly felt by adopted children.
Let’s Talk About It: Adoption
Rogers, Fred J Parent 362.734 ROG
Mr. Rogers discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have.
Talking with Young Children About Adoption
Watkins, Mary J Parent 362.734 WAT
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-252) and index.
A Family for Jamie: An Adoption Story
Bloom, Suzanne J PARENT BLOOM
Although Dan and Molly can make cookies and birdhouses, they cannot make a baby, so they adopt Jamie and share with him their life and love.
Bunting, Eve J PARENT BUNTING
When Davey finds out his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother from Korea will be fine.
Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption and Brownies with Sprinkles
Friedman, Darlene J PARENT FRIEDMAN
Cassidy-Li puts together a poster when it is her turn to be “Star of the Week.” During the process, she wonders about her birth parents in China.
Eldridge, Sherrie J PARENT ELDRIDGE
Lucie’s aunt and uncle are having a baby, which makes Lucie wonder about her birth mother and what it was like before she was born.
You’re Not My Real Mother!
Friedrich, Molly J PARENT FRIEDRICH
After an adoptive mother tells her daughter all the reasons that she is her “real mother,” the young girl realizes that her mother is right, even though they do not look alike.
Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story
Heo, Yumi J PARENT HEO
A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly-adopted sister from Korea, while her whole family prepares.
Keller, Holly J PARENT KELLER
Every night Mama tells Horace, “We chose you when you were a tiny baby because you needed a new family.”
Bringing Asha Home
Krishnaswami, Uma J PARENT KRISHNASWAMI
Eight-year-old Arun waits impatiently while international adoption paperwork is completed so that he can meet his new baby sister from India.
Megan’s Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption
Lears, Laurie J PARENT LEARS
Every year on Megan’s birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries she will be forgotten.
Did My First Mother Love Me?: A Story for an Adopted Child
Miller, Kathryn J PARENT 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.”
An Mei’s Strange and Wondrous Journey
Molnar-Fenton, Stephan J PARENT MOLNAR-FENTON
Six-year-old An Mei tells the story of how she was born in China and came to live in America.
We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
Parr, Todd J PARENT PARR
This book is to be read with someone you love. Feel free to change the pronouns in this book to fit your family
Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story
Peacock, Carol J PARENT PEACOCK
Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown mother.
We Wanted You
Rosenberg, Liz J PARENT ROSENBERG
Parents tell how they waited and prepared for the child they wanted so much.
Waiting for May
Stoeke, Janet Morgan J PARENT STOEKE
A young boy looks forward to the day when a new sister, who will be adopted from China, joins his family.
The Red Blanket
Thomas, Eliza J PARENT THOMAS
The book tells the story of a single woman who goes to China to adopt a baby.
The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted
Zisk, Mary J PARENT ZISK
A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.
JE Picture Books
Caseley, Judith JE CASELEY
When Melissa’s parents adopt Kika from another country, the two girls learn about being sisters.
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Curtis, Jamie Lee JE CURTIS
A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.
A New Barker in the House
DePaola, Tomie JE DE PAOLA
Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic boy.
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
Lewis, Rose JE LEWIS
A woman describes how she went all the way to China to adopt a special baby girl.
Mora, Pat JE MORA
A tree was planted on Pablo’s adoption day which his grandfather decorates differently each year.
The Little Green Goose
Sansone, Adele JE SANSONE
Mr. Goose finds an abandoned egg, hatches it, and raises a peculiar green-skinned long-tailed chick.
Say, Allen JE SAY
Allison and a stray cat solve the problem of Allison looking more like her doll than her parents.
J DVD REA
A Reading Rainbow episode where we learn about a variety of ways families are created.
J Fiction Collection
Banks, Kate J BANKS
Ten-year-old Dillon Dillon learns the surprising story about his name.
Double Play at Short
Christopher, Matt J CHRISTOPHER
Shortstop, ten-year-old Danny, thinks there is something very familiar about the shortstop on another team.
Her Own Song
Howard, Ellen J HOWARD
Mellie’s father is in the hospital and is befriended by Geem-Wah who knows about Mellies’s birth ten years ago.
Martin, Ann M J MARTIN
Flora and Ruby’s Aunt Allie is about to adopt the baby she always wanted and the whole family is excited.
Harrar, George JH HARRAR
Andy Fleck, who has ADD, is adopted by a new family which he hopes will be a good situation.
Take Me With You
Marsden, Carolyn JH MARSDEN
Hopes of adoption test the friendship of two girls.
McKay, Hilary JH MCKAY
An eccentric, artistic family helps their adopted daughter go back to Italy to find a special memento.
Williams, Laura JH WILLIAMS
Thirteen-year-old Lauren wants to have plastic surgery on her eyes until she finds out about her mother’s death.
Yang, J. A. JH YANG
Should Chloe Grace, the adopted daughter of Hollywood parents, wish for a normal life?
J Non-Fiction Collection
All About Adoption: How to Deal with Questions of Your Past
Lanchon, Ann J 649.145 LAN
Every teen has family issues, but when you’re adopted, it sometimes adds an extra layer to your situation. This book will help you figure out where to look for answers to some of those questions, not only about your past, but also your present, and future.
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