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Elementary: Adoption Stories for Young Children

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on November 4, 2008

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    A forever family

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    A forever family

    Banish, Roslyn, 1942-

    Eight-year-old Jennifer Jordan-Wong describes her adoption by a family after four years of living as a foster child with many different families.

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    Adoption

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    Adoption

    Rogers, Fred.

    Discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have.

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    Carolyn's story

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    Carolyn's story : a book about an adopted girl

    Schwartz, Perry.

    A nine-year-old girl describes her life and her feelings about being adopted as a baby in Honduras. Includes information and resources about adoption.

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    Adoption

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    Adoption

    Powell, Jillian.

    Discusses adoption, the feelings of insecurity that such a situation may cause, and the nature of biological parents, adoptive parents, and foster parents.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    How I was adopted

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    How I was adopted : Samantha's story

    Cole, Joanna.

    A young girl tells the story of how she came to be her parents' child through adoption.

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    Tell me again about the night I was born

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    Tell me again about the night I was born

    Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958-

    A young girl asks her parents to tell her again the cherished family story of her birth and adoption.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The coffee can kid

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    The coffee can kid

    Czech, Jan M.

    Six-year-old Annie asks the father who adopted her to once more tell the story of how she came to America from Korea.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Adoption is for always

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    Adoption is for always

    Girard, Linda Walvoord.

    Although Celia reacts to having been adopted with anger and insecurity, her parents help her accept her feelings and celebrate their love for her by making her adoption day a family holiday. Includes factual information about the adoption process.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    King & King & family

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    King & King & family

    Haan, Linda de, 1965-

    King Lee and King Bertie take a honeymoon trip to the jungle and bring home a surprise.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Over the moon

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    Over the moon : an adoption tale

    Katz, Karen.

    A loving couple dream of a baby born far away and know that this is the baby they have been waiting to adopt.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Horace

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    Horace

    Keller, Holly.

    Horace, an adopted child, realizes that being part of a family depends on how you feel and not how you look.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Megan's birthday tree

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    Megan's birthday tree : a story about open adoption

    Lears, Laurie.

    Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries that she will be forgotten.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    I love you like crazy cakes

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    I love you like crazy cakes

    Lewis, Rose A.

    A woman describes how she went to China to adopt a special baby girl. Based on the author's own experiences.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Emma's strange pet

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    Emma's strange pet

    Little, Jean, 1932-

    Emma is allergic to animals with fur, but because she and her adopted brother really want a pet, they decide to try a lizard.

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    Emma's yucky brother

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    Emma's yucky brother

    Little, Jean, 1932-

    Emma finds out how hard it is to be a big sister when her family adopts a four-year-old boy named Max.

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    Pablo's tree

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    Pablo's tree

    Mora, Pat.

    Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather has decorated the tree he planted on the day the boy was adopted.

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    Felicia's favorite story

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    Felicia's favorite story

    Newman, Lesléa.

    Felicia wants to hear her favorite story before she falls asleep, so her parents tell her how she was adopted by Mama Nessa and Mama Linda.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The White Swan express

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    The White Swan express : a story about adoption

    Okimoto, Jean Davies.

    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.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    It's okay to be different

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    It's okay to be different

    Parr, Todd.

    Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as being a different color, needing some help, being adopted, and having a different nose.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    We belong together

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    We belong together : a book about adoption and families

    Parr, Todd.

    Simple text and illustrations teach children about the tangible and emotional needs adoptive families fulfill for one another.

    Due 11/21/19

    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Mommy far, mommy near

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    Mommy far, mommy near : an adoption story

    Peacock, Carol Antoinette.

    Elizabeth, who was born in China, describes the family who has adopted her and tries to sort out her feelings for her unknown birthmother.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The little green goose

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    The little green goose

    Sansone, Adele.

    Mr. Goose finds an abandoned egg, hatches it, and raises a peculiar green-skinned long-tailed chick, who worries about his identity but comes to recognize that he has a loving parent.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Allison

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    Allison

    Say, Allen.

    When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Rebecca's journey home

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    Rebecca's journey home

    Sugarman, Brynn Olenberg, 1961-

    Two Jewish boys, Gabe and Jacob, cannot wait to meet their new baby sister, a little girl adopted from Vietnam.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    My Mei Mei

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    My Mei Mei

    Young, Ed.

    Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a Mei Mei, or younger sister, for her.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The best single mom in the world

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    The best single mom in the world : how I was adopted

    Zisk, Mary.

    A girl tells how her mother decided to become a single parent and traveled overseas to adopt her and describes their happy life as a family.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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