Asian Pride Project

This organization celebrates LGBTQ+ and API families and communities through artforms (writing, films, photography). They tell the stories of LGBTQ+ triumphs and struggles in the…

PA Parent an Family Alliance

This LGBTQ+ Tip Sheet is a great resource for parents who have an LGBTQ+ child. The guide goes over tips on what to do immediately…

Bi.org

Bi.org is sponsored by the American Institute of Bisexuality and serves the bisexual community and its allies. Its mission is to, “connect bi people around…

Project Lotus

Project Lotus focuses on Asian American mental health advocacy. Their mission is to destigmatize mental health in Asian-American communities by “tackling the model minority stereotype…

God Painted Me

This is a children’s picture book that discusses transracial adoption. It uses religion to portray adoption and human creation.

Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey

This book highlights the adoption journey as a child adoptee. It provides insight into the emotions and thoughts an adoptee or foster child, while also…

Adopted Jane

This book is about a girl who has lived in an orphanage for most of her life. She has acted as a caretaker for other…

Matilda

This is a classic fiction book about a precocious, intellectual girl and her journey through life and school. The protagonist (Matilda) is characterized as astonishingly…

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes

This is a children’s book that tells the story of a woman who travels to China to adopt a baby girl. It’s based on the…

A Mother for Choco

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…

The Family Book

In this children’s picture book, the author celebrates many different types of families. He assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have,…

The Boxcar Children

This is a book series following the four Alden siblings, who make their home in a boxcar. The books focus on themes such as family,…

The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale

This story originates from the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects everybody destined to be together. In this children’s book, a…

The Pinballs

This is a fictitious story about a young girl, Carlie, and her journey through foster care. She befriends the other children that she shares a…

What Is a Family?

In this Waldorf-style illustrated book, with depictions of families of all shapes, sizes and colors, kids discuss their families. It conveys that even though families…

Before We Were Yours

Based on true events, this book is about The Foss children’s journey with loss and being placed into an orphanage. This book focuses on the…

The Red Blanket

This is the story of the author’s journey to China to adopt a baby girl. It’s a heartwarming adoption story that reveals the challenges, as…

Foster Child

This book is about a young girl who is cared for by her great grandmother. When her great grandmother is placed into a nursing facility,…

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

This is children’s storybook that talks about the vast and varied types of families. The book features families of every shape, size and relation. The…

I’ve Loved You Since Forever

This is a celebratory and poetic testament to the timeless love felt between parent and child. This picture book is inspired by the heartwarming story…

Great Expectations

Another classic work of fiction, this book is about a young orphan boy with grand dreams. This is a tale of crime, guilt, morality, and…

Oliver Twist

This is a classic, fictitious story about a young orphan who runs away to live with a group of pickpockets. Dickens created an entirely new…

The Primal Wound

This book clarifies the effects of separating babies from their birth mothers as a primal loss, affecting the relationships of the adopted person throughout life.…

Lucky Girl: A Memoir

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…

Anne of Green Gables

This is a fictitious story about Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan who isn’t embraced by her adoptive family. Before they send her back, Anne wins…

Heidi

This is a story about a young orphan (Heidi) who lives with her grandfather. When Heidi goes to Germany to work in a wealthy household,…

All You Can Ever Know

This is a memoir by Korean-American adoptee Nicole Cheung. She tells the story the search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with…

Jane Eyre

This is a book about an orphan (Jane) who has felt outcast her entire life. Jane moves for work and falls in love with the…

Stellaluna

This is a children’s book about a lost young bat who finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. It explores themes of…