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book recommendations for preschooler

Hello. I’m looking for books about adoption to read with my 4 year old. He was adopted domestically at birth, and we are a secular family, so I’m looking for stories about domestic adoptions that don’t touch on religion. Most books I found seem to focus on transratial and/or international adoptions, and the only book I found that describes a non-transratial domestic adoption is written for Christian families.
Any recommendations?
thank you in advance


there is a great website called that carries tons of kids books about adoption…breaks it down by age etc. 

did you read tell me again about the night I was born by jamie Lee Curtis?  same race domestic adoption.

Posted by mamallama on Jun 12, 2019 at 6:01pm

Thank you! I was just looking at Jamie Lee Curtis’ book and it seems like a good fit overall. I’ll check the website you recommend.

Posted by abz_999 on Jun 12, 2019 at 7:24pm

my best friend gave it to us and was reading it to my (then) infant daughter…and then started bawling…ha!

Posted by mamallama on Jun 13, 2019 at 2:37am

We are also a family through domestic newborn adoption.  My kids love “Over the Moon” and “I Love You Like Crazy Cakes”, which are both about international adoption, especially “Over the Moon” is a really fun book that my kids will read over and over again.  “The Day We Met You”, “Two Birthdays for Beth” and “Pablo’s Tree” are all about domestic adoption where the parents and kids look the same.  Pablo’s Tree I like because it is about the bond between the grandfather and the grandson, and how the grandfather waited and prepared for the baby.  My kids also loved “A Mother for Choco”, the main character looks for a mother that “looks like him"d and ultimately finds a family even though they “don’t match”.  So yeah, that is geared more for transracial adoption, I suppose, but it is a good conversation starter. 

My kids would sometimes gravitate to the adoption books, other times not, and I think that is okay.  You just want them to know that adoption, birth families, etc are subjects you want to talk about, and that they can ask questions whenever they want.

Posted by jszmom on Jun 17, 2019 at 2:41pm

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