Recommended Reading

Looking for more adoption resources?

These resources and books have been gathered by BraveLove from various sources in order to provide information that can be used to better understand the depth and scope of the complex adoption issues impacting children, adults, and families in the United States. We've compiled a list of some of the favorites from professionals, birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. 

Note: This is not a comprehensive list.  If you see something not listed that you'd like to recommend, contact us.  Inclusion on the below list does not indicate an official endorsement or partnership with BraveLove.

Books for Birth Moms

If you're a birth mom looking for more information on support groups & retreats, check out this page.

Adult Education Books

Transracial Adoption Resources

If you're looking for more adult book recommendations, Be the Bridge has a very comprehensive list here.

Adoption Memoirs

Books for Children

  • A Gift for Little Tree - a parable about adoption - great for anyone touched by adoption (adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, etc.) 
  • A Mother for Choco - a book for adopted children - family is about love no matter how different they may be 
  • The Little Green Goose- a book for adopted children - a reminder that families are created from love
  • Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale - a children's story about international adoption
  • My Family is Forever - a book for adopted children, especially who were adopted internationally 
  • Mommy's Heart Went POP! - a book for adopted children and the whole family
  • Sam's Sister - a book for children in which siblings were adopted and are no longer living together
  • ColorFull - a book for children that celebrates different skin colors among friends
  • Brown Like Me - a book for any child who is growing up in an environment where she/he feels different
  • God's Very Good Idea- a book for children that teaches how to enjoy being different

Podcasts & Radio Shows

Helpful Research & Reports

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