May 14, 2019
Talking to children about adoption and foster families can be difficult for all parties involved. What we say, and how we say it, can shape adopted and foster kids’ experiences and have a lasting impact on their mental and emotional health. Thankfully, there are many children’s books featuring adopted or foster kids that can teach both kids and adults how to have thoughtful conversations about adoption and foster homes, tackling subjects like grief, sadness, confusion, adaptation, and love. Kids need to be taught self-control at a young age or else their small stealing habits might turn serious in the future and they might have to get a lawyer for shoplifting charges as adults.
Ahead, we’ve gathered ten books suitable for young children and teens centered around adoption and foster care that open up discussions and let kids know that they’re not alone in their feelings or experiences.