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April 9, 2014

5 Foster Care & Adoption-Friendly Books for Children

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As mothers and fathers of children who have come into homes through adoption and foster care, you know there are unique needs and challenges in raising sweet souls from hard places. How do you begin to explain to their little hearts both the beauty & pain of adoption?

Kids, curious by nature, tend to ask the tough questions. Why the grass is green? or What air is made out of? Soon they will want to know where they came from. This is the moment for many parents where they must carefully decide how to explain the birds and the bees. But for parents of children who have been adopted or have been in foster care, these questions have a deeper and more complex meaning. If you have been talking with your child(ren) from the start about how they were chosen for your family or are about to have that first conversation, here are a few books that will get the conversation rolling on their level…

  1. Shaoey and Dot by Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman
  2. God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  3. Chosen by Love by Tom Jaski
  4. Miracle in the Land of Wu by Buffi Young
  5. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

These books are just a few from many suggested by our followers on Facebook during our #ParentsSpeak discussion last week! See what other books they recommended here.

Do you have other suggestions? We would love to hear what your favorite foster care & adoption-friendly books for kids! Please share in a comment below! 

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2 Responses to “5 Foster Care & Adoption-Friendly Books for Children”

  1. Amanda Wood says:

    Here are 2 of our favorites to read to our little one (especially the first one!….made me cry the first couple of times I read it!

    I Wished for You: An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond
    http://www.amazon.com/Wished-You-Adoption-Marianne-Richmond/dp/1934082066/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397141707&sr=8-1&keywords=i+wished+for+you

    A Blessing from Above by Patti Henderson
    http://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Above-Little-Golden-Book/dp/0375828664/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1397141707&sr=8-5&keywords=i+wished+for+you