Stories About International Adoptions
These books tell the stories of children who have been adopted at a variety of ages from countries around the world. Some of their home countries include China, Korea, Vietnam, India, Russia, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Mexico. Many of the children in these stories face the task of learning a new language and adjusting to a new country and culture with the help of their adoptive family, new friends, and teachers. This list also includes titles addressing interracial adoption.
Notes: To learn more about the featured book Bringing Asha Home and why Uma Krishnaswami wanted to write about adoption, take a look at the related clip of her author interview in the "Picture Books" playlist!
We also encourage adults to review books before use, and this blog post from Sarah Park (recommended by Lee & Low) about adoption in children's literature offers some helpful guidance.
For stories about additional topics related to adoption, see these other booklists: