This is a children’s book about a young bird (Choco) who journeys to find a mother who looks just like himself. Eventually, he is taken in by a family that he is not related to. This book is centered around the idea that family is about love — regardless of biological relationship. It emphasizes that families can be, and often are, very diverse.
This is the true story of Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America. She never identified with her Asian ancestry, but was quickly involved in Asian culture when her birth family contacted her. Lucky Girl is a tale of joy, regret, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery.
This is an annotated bibliography that covers adoption literature published from 1990 to 1991 suitable for children and young adults. There are 503 titles in this volume and are divided into fiction and nonfiction by reading level. The bibliography. It encompasses topics including sibling adoption, single-parent adoption, foster parent adoption, transracial and intercountry adoption, racial identity, and much more.
This is an illustrated memoir by a Swedish-Korean adoptee about her life as an adoptee. The author (Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom) explores her feelings related to identity, abandonment, truth, and family. This memoir also details Sjöblom’s journey back to her orphanage in Korea. There, she finds out more about the circumstances surrounding her adoption and realizes that the truth is far more complicated than what she grew up being told.
This webpage offers resources on for all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, however it focuses on adoption from the US foster care system. It includes information for adoption professionals, adopted adults, prospective adoptive parents, and birth families on a broad range of adoption topics.