Books for Kids on Open Adoption

Children's Books for Open Adoption

Megan’s Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption by Laurie Lears

Megan’s Birthday Tree: A Story about Open Adoption by Laurie Lears (ages 4-8) – When Megan was born, her birth mother Kendra planted a tree, and every year she sends a picture of the tree to Megan on her birthday. When Kendra moves, Megan is worried that her first mother will forget her without the tree, but her mother reassures her that she is loved, both by Kendra and her parents. Lears captures perfectly the child’s anxiety about being forgotten, as well as her delight when Kendra reveals that even though she does not need a reminder to keep Megan in her heart, she has dug up the tree to replant at her new home.

Charli's Super Big Family Tree: An Open Adoption Story by Toni Serena

Charli’s Super Big Family Tree: An Open Adoption Story by Toni Serena (ages 3-7) – If Charli didn’t grow in her Mommy’s tummy, where did she come from? Did she hatch from an egg…or sprout like a flower? Or…the scariest thought of all, was she beamed down to earth like…GULP…ALIENS?! ​ With the help of her mom and a letter from her birthmother, Charli learns what “open adoption” means. She understands that she’s part of a super big family tree and she is loved! A good introduction to open adoption for young kids.

Image credit: Seokwon Yang

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