Someone just asked me to recommend good picture books about adoption. We have the ten books listed below and about once a month we read at least one of them to the girls. My favorite on the list is I wished for you by Marianne Richmond. It makes me cry every single time I read it! I just love it. And it gracefully approaches all the difficult questions kids ask about their adoption. My second favorite is Little Miss Spider by David Kirk.
The girls’ favorite book is Mishka. I think that’s kind of funny because it’s about a Russian adoption which is very different from our experience. But I think they really like the part about the bear getting adopted too.
Food for thought. If you have any friends who are going through an adoption, any of these books would make a great gift.