Adoption: Picture Books for Children

Nonfiction books on adoption can be found in J or Y 362.73. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
BashistaMishka: An Adoption Tale
Mo, a teddy bear in an airport gift shop, is chosen to be best friends with a young boy who is about to find a new home and family.
JE Bashista
BrownThe Day of Your Arrival
Told from the parents' point of view, they share the love they have for their adopted child.
JE Brown
BuntingJin Woo
Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds his parents still love him, he decides that having a brother will be fine.
JE Bunting
CarlsonMy Family Is Forever
A young girl recounts how she came to be part of an adoptive family.
JE Carlson
ClarkSweet Moon Baby
The moon watches over a baby girl in China whose parents love her but cannot take care of her and guides a childless couple from far away to their new daughter.
JE Clark
De PaolaA New Barker in the House
Twins Moffie and Morgie are excited when they hear that their family is adopting a three-year-old Hispanic boy.
JE De Paola
FriedmanStar of the Week
As her turn to be the kindergarten "Star of the Week", Cassidy-Li puts together a poster with pictures.
JE Friedman
HeoTen Days and Nine Nights
A young girl eagerly awaits the arrival of her newly adopted sister from Korea while her whole family prepares.
JE Heo
Jordan-LakeA Crazy-Much Love
Parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and celebrate their deep love.
JE Jordan-Lake
LambertReal Sisters Pretend
Mia and Tayja know they are real sisters in a forever family even thought they do not look alike and are adopted.
JE Lambert
LewisEvery Year on Your Birthday
Each year on the birthday of her adopted Chinese daughter, a mother recalls the moments they have shared, from the first toy to the friends left behind in China.
JE Lewis
LewisI Love You Like Crazy Cakes
A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.
JE Lewis
LinThe Red Thread
A sad king and queen find joy and happiness after a mysterious red thread leads them to a baby waiting to be adopted.
JE Lin
LopezJust Right Family: An Adoption Story
When Meili learns her parents are adopting another child, she must accept the role of big sister and realize a new addition can be just right too.
JE Lopez
Mallery A Most Unusual Day
Caroline is nervous about her newly-adopted sister's arrival.
JE Mallery
McDonnellGoyangi Means Cat
An understanding cat helps a young Korean girl adjust to her new home in America.
JE McDonnell
McLaughlinWonderful You: An Adoption Story
Adoptive parents promise to fill their new baby girl's life with love, security and adventure.
JE McLaughlin
OelschlagerMade in China: A Story of Adoption
A young girl encounters problems with her older sister, learns to value her Chinese background, accepts their differences and embraces their loving family.
JE Oelschlager
OkimotoThe White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption
Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents.
JE Okimoto
PettitYafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boy's Journey of Love, Loss and Adoption
Yafi's family recalls his adoption from Ethiopia with stories, memories and photographs.
JE Pettit
ThomasThe Red Blanket
Tells the story of a single woman who goes to China to adopt a baby.
JE Thomas
WilliamsHome at Last
After Lester is adopted, he has trouble falling asleep in his new bed.
JE WIlliams
YoungMy Mei Mei
Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.
JE Young

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Author Title Call Number
LearsMegan's Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption
Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother sends a picture of the tree she planted on the day Megan was born.
J Illus. Lears

Last Updated: 5/20


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