5 Books about Adoption for Children

Whether is it your family’s tradition to read a nighttime story before bed or a break for some reading during the day, here are some adoption stories we recommend for children.

“I Wished for You”

By Marianne Richmond, Rose

i wished for you

“Mama,” said Barley. “Tell me again how I’m your wish come true.”

“Thus begins this beautiful story for adoptive families. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story follows a conversation between a little bear named Barley and his Mama as they curl up in their favorite cuddle spot and talk about how they became a family. Barley asks Mama the kinds of questions many adopted children have, and Mama lovingly answers them all.

With endearing prose and charming watercolor illustrations, I Wished for You is a cozy read that affirms how love is what truly makes a family.”


“Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale”

By Karen Katz

over the moon

“An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author’s own experience with her daughter. A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family’s beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child.”


“Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born”

By Jamie Lee Curtis

tell me again about the night i was born

“Tell me again about the night I was born. Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents. Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms.”


Sam’s Sister

by Juliet C. Bond

sam's sister

This is a children’s book that is from the point of view of a child (Rosa) whose mother is pregnant and considering adoption. This book can be a great resource to the children that birth mothers are already parenting as well as adopted children who have other birth siblings and may someday wonder why they were the ones placed for adoption.


A Gift for Little Tree 

Colleen D.C. Marquez

a gift for little tree

“A parable about adoption, this charming story tells of an apple tree who is unable to bear fruit—no matter how hard she tries—until a wise farmer finds a way. He grafts a bud onto Little Tree’s limb, and in time she becomes the most colorful tree in the orchard.”


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