Celebrate by reading a book about adoption with your child

Family Reading

In honor of Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2, 1805), the International Board on Books for Young People founded the annual International Children’s Book Day to promote reading among children. At American Adoptions we encourage parents to celebrate this day with their young ones!

Whether it’s a book before bed or an afternoon full of reading, inspire your children to read while also talking to them about adoption. There are hundreds of adoption-themed children’s books out there, so curl up with your child and read one together!

Some of our favorites include:

  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • The Best for You by Kelsey Steward
  • God Found Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole
  • We Belong Together: A book about adoption and families by Todd Parr
  • A Blessing from Above by Patti Henderson
  • I Wished for You: An adoption story by Marianne Richmond
  • A Sister for Matthew by Pamela Kennedy

And for our same-sex adoptive parents, here are a few additional books to try:

  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
  • Mommy, Mamma and Me by Leslea Newman
  • Daddy, Papa and Me by Leslea Newman
  • A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager