This book follows a little girl as she and her family prepare for a new child. It shows the girl’s mother flying off to Korea, meeting the new baby, and bringing her home. It’s an utterly simple, sweet, and child-centric look at the adoption process. This is perfect for children who are about to become older siblings.
This is a collection of interviews of Black and biracial young adults adopted by white parents. It features personal stories of two dozen individuals “who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds.” This book explores how adoption affects racial and social identities, friendship and marriage, and lifestyle. It also includes overviews of the history and current legal status of transracial adoption (as of 2000).
This tells the story of two adoptees and their families. One family is a couple excitedly preparing for the adoption of a baby girl. The other, a 32-year-old adoptee from Korea who has always struggled to speak with her adoptive parents about her adoption. The two stories are at opposite ends of the adoption process and converge to show that love alone is not enough to make a family work.
A movie about an African-American adoptee with white, Jewish lesbians parents and two other adopted siblings beginning to become more curious about their roots. Her curiosity about her African-American heritage grows and she decides to contact her birth mother. It explores topics like “true” identity, isolation from Black culture, and the circumstances of adoption.