Adoption and Foster Care Books for Children (57 books)To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. A list of books written for adopted children or children in foster care.
The Importance of Reading Aloud with your Foster Children
Children’s Books With Foster Care Themes
What books would you add to this list? Maybe Days is a straightforward look at the issues of foster care, the questions that children ask, and the feelings that they confront. The Red Thread by Grace Lin A king and queen should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day. The king and queen know they must follow the thread. Finding the Right Spot by Janice Levy and Whitney Martin This story is narrated by a spirited young girl who is living with her Aunt Dane not her real aunt for a while, until her mother is able to care for her again. She experiences the emotional ups and downs of living in an unfamiliar home and being separated from her mother.
They have to learn how to quickly adjust to a different family, a new set of rules, and possibly a new school and community—almost an entirely new life. These changes can be overwhelming for kids, and cause sadness, fear and anger. My Lifebook Journal offers simple activities and worksheets geared towards teaching foster children to identify the people they can rely on and learn coping skills for dealing with feelings of anger and sadness. Unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. In addition to building relationships with each other once reunited, the teens have to navigate pretty difficult home-life situations. The conversations between the siblings have a ring of authenticity that is often very moving for the reader. Far From the Tree is a quick easy read and a great peek into an adolescent perspective on the twists and turns of foster care, foster to adopt, and the added layer of family dynamics that many teens are facing both in and out of the system.
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Talking to children about adoption and foster families can be difficult for all parties involved. This sweet book acknowledges that adopted children have an array of different stories and reminds readers that their births — and all of the moments since — are valuable and cherished by their families. Sadly, these experiences can lead to increased risk for poorer physical and mental health in the long run, including depression and anxiety, according to a study commissioned by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Too often, these children will internalize their feelings as they may not believe they can confide in a trusted adult. Morris and the Bundle of Worries, written by Jill Seeney and illustrated by Rachel Fuller, tells the story of Morris the Mole who hides his worries from his loved ones. Placing a child into adoptive or foster care can be a complex and emotionally wrought decision for parents. Elliot, written by adoptive mother Julie Pearson and illustrated by Manon Gauthier, is the story about a young rabbit whose parents believe another family could better care for him.