BOOKS

BY ADOPTEES OR ALLIES

*Links to purchase directly from the authors website is provided, if available*

Adoptee Reading. Books Written and Recommended by Adoptees

Abrams, Sil Lai. Black Lotus

Bhol, David B. Parallel Universes- The Story of Rebirth

Bisantz-Raymond, Barbara. The Baby Thief

Burcea, Nicolae Viore. Memories of Childhood: Life in the Romanian Orphanages

Burzlaff, Mi Soon. Bravo Your Life

Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know

Ezeff, S. M. Adopted Out Memoir

Fessler, Anne The Girls Who Went Away

Gibney, Shannon. See No Color

Harness, Susan Devan. Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption

Hall, Beth. Inside Transracial Adoption

Heffron, Anne. You Don’t Look Adopted

Herrick, Lee. Scar and Flower

Hoffman, Kevin. Growing Up Black in White

Lee, S. J. Keurium

Lifton, Betty Jean. Lost and Found

Lockington, Mariama J. For Black Girls Like Me

Nelson, Kim Park. Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences and Racial Exceptionalism

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race

Phillips, Zara. Mother Me / Somebody’s Daughter

Raleigh, Elizabeth. Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line

Redmond, Paul Jude. The Adoption Machine: The Dark History of Ireland’s Mother & Baby Homes and the Inside Story of How Tuam 800 Became a Global Scandal

Roorda, Rhonda M. In Their Voices- Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Tharps, Lori L. Same Family Different Colors

Verrier, Nancy. Primal Wound

Wright, Camron. The Orphan Keeper

ADOPTEE ANTHOLOGIES

Chau Adam (Eds.) Parenting As Adoptees

Christian, Diane Rene (Eds.) Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth & Perpetual Child: Adult Adoptee Anthology, Dismantling the Stereotype

Forero- Hilthy, Abbey (Ed.) Decoding Our Origins: The Lived Experiences of Colombian Adoptees

Hentz, Trace L. (Ed.) Stolen Generations & Two Worlds Lost Children of the INdian Adoptions Projects

O’Conner, Susan Harrison (Eds.) Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space

FOR CHILDREN OF COLOR

Top 13 Books That Feature Biracial Children

32 LGBTQ+ Children’s Books

Ashay By the Bay- African American and Multi-cultural Childrens Books

Black Children’s Books

Filipino Children’s Books

Indian Children’s Books 

Indigenous Children’s Books

Latino Children’s Books

Pact’s Multicultural Adoption Book Source

Multi-racial Families in Picture Books

Native American Children’s Books

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