By Loretta Garbutt, Illustrated by Erika Rodriguez Medina (Kid Can Press – 2022 )
Baby J.J. is greeted by lots of new sounds when he arrives at his adoptive home. With four brothers and sisters and a pet dog, is it ever loud! How can J.J. sleep through all that noise? And what will happen when his new house gets a bit too quiet? It is a celebration of happiness of big family.
A little girl marks a circle on the calendar. She has ten days and nine night. She eagerly counts down the days….what could she be waiting for? We watch how a family lovingly prepares for their new baby in this endearing adoption story.
By Joy Jordan-Lake, Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez (Two Lions – 2019)
“How much is the crazy-much love?” This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow. A warm, lyrical celebration of the deep love that parents hold for their children, and a comforting message for kids about how there can only be one special you.
By Nancy Tupper Ling, Illustrated by Jessica Lanan ( Lee & Low Books Inc. – 2015 )
A mother weaves a magical web of tales to explain how her child came to be a part of the family. Mother’s tenderness and sweet love is greater than anything else universally, even beyond cultural differences of an adapted child from the new mother’s culture that she grew up with.
By Rose Lewis, Illustrated by Jane Dyer ( Little, Brown and Company -2000)
Based on the author’s own experience, this heartfelt story follows a woman on her journey to adopt a baby girl from China. From paperwork to plane flight, the narrative chronicles the baby’s trip from a crib in a big room shared with many other babies to her own crib in her own room in her new home.
By Karen Henry Clark, Illustrated by Patrice Barton (Alfred A. Knopf – 2010)
The story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in Chine, who dream of a better life for their daughter, to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world, who dream of the life they can give her. With gentle and warm tone of text and illustration, this adoption story just likes as a fairy tale.
By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Maxie Chambliss (Morrow Junior Books – 1995)
Sam has a joyful story to tell, a story completely her own, yet common to million of families-the story of how she was adopted. Sam learns how babies are born and how children grow. This is the story of what makes peoples different and what makes them the same. Most of all, it’s a story about love. And then, Sam’s own story begins.
By Wiley Blevins, Illustrated by Mattia Cerato (Red Chair Press LLC – 2015)
A young girl adapted from China sees that her hair, eyes and skin color are different from that of her parents. She founds, however, that there’s much more to making a family than sharing red hair and skin the color of vanilla ice cream.
Kika has just been adopted from different country, and is worried about her new life. Melissa has a new sister, and is excited to share her life with new sister. Through each new experience, Kika and Melissa discover that sisterhood can be fun, challenging, and sometimes unpredictable, but it is always rewarding.
By Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Jamel Akib (Lee & Low Books Inc. – 2006)
It’s Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks likes as if his wish will come true. His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is coming all the way from India, where Arun’s father was born. But it takes logger time to have Asha than they expected.